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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 372
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
80 IBUs

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 09-02-2011)
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

forestkcary, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap once again at one of the Bistro fests, my review #2400. As usual, Boneyard offers up a very light, yellow and orange colored ipa. Aroma is a blast of pine. Pine venom. Mixed in with that is a decent amount of tropical fruit as well. Very nice.

Taste, jeez, hides the alcohol so well, such a light malt bill, such a powerful hop flavor without abrasive bitterness. This is how its done, boneyard makes so many great versions of ipas and whatnot. Mouthfeel just keeps droppin' mad amounts of hop bomb grapefruit, pine and mango all up in yo senses. The malt bill does start to get heavier as you drink this, the hops ebb and flow and fade away slightly.

Usual stuff, tons of amarillo, simcoe and citra I would surmise. This is the new evolution of big hopped beers. Lots of proprietary hops, sugar, and little malt. Delicious.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of wlynch
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

wlynch, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Hoppy_McMalt, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Hopmodium, Aug 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

jsurfs82, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at Taphouse in Seattle. Copper pour with little head in a pint glass. Big floral aroma with definite light sweet citrus. The hops really shine through here and I get no booze on the aroma despite the relatively high ABV. Flavor follows aroma exactly, with beautiful dry hops along with juicy citrus and a slight malt backbone. Slick but pretty easy drinking with medium carbonation. Solid brew! As with RPM, I want more of this. Boneyard is doing some great stuff.

BMMillsy, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Rhettroactive, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

LaChupacabra, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Hobbit, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Rogorama, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of brewskis
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice surprise on tap at Three Floyds. Pours a burnt orange, almost amber, color with a finger and a half length off white head. Smells of resinous grapefruit and pine, as well as sweet carmel malt, some tangerine notes, maybe some tropical fruit notes. Taste starts with resinous hop characteristics. Get grapefruit rind, some orange peel, classic west coast pine, as well as some grassy and floral notes. The middle brings even more resinous qualities, but also starts to introduce the sweet carmel and bready notes to balance it. The finish is quite nice. The hop qualities are still there, but not as bitter, just resinous (if that makes sense). Just get great hoppy fruit flavors with a sweet carmel backbone. Grapefruit, mango, pine, tangerines, sweet bubblegum. Pretty full body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. No alcohol to speak of. Definitely bitter like a west coast ipa should be, yet never gets abrasive and out of control like a lot of them do. Very hoppy, yet extremely balanced. Really, really good.

brewskis, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Jules11788
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Jules11788, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

dedbeer, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Asics, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of kevanb
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Three Floyds in Munster, a surprise to see, but a welcome one.

The beer pours a hazy amber color, hues of copper and orange with a finger or so of white head that has moderate retention and leaves some sticky lace behind. The aroma is lovely, lots of citrusy hops, bitter pine, wildflower, hop spice and some really soft malt. Balance is spot on, integration is great, while not the most complex aroma I've encountered on an IPA, it's just really solidly done. The flavors are no let down at all, loads of tangy grapefruit hops, crisp spice, earthy grass, floral character with some bitter, resinous pine on the back end that's really soft and supporting, rather than abrasive and clashing. Sweet malt and a touch of alcohol is also present at the finish but doesn't detract from this at all, only helps to balance and mellow the hops. The body was nice, crisp, juicy that coats the mouth nicely, the finish was a little pricklier than I like and while it was dry, it wasn't bone dry.

Verdict: A damn solid DIPA from Boneyard. I've been looking forward to trying this for some time, and I never expected it to be sitting on tap in the midwest. I had to order a second glass to see if it was really was the real deal, and it delivered. Cheers to Boneyard for this, a joy to drink.

kevanb, Jul 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Gonzoillini, Jul 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

woodenbones, Jul 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

ChugginOil, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

cincysig, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark golden orange color and a one finger frothy beige head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass throughout. Floral, earthy hop aroma with lots of resinous, grassy pine. Really dank smells but there’s also a lot of tropical and citrus fruit sweetness. Hints of mango, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel followed by some pale malt and sweet booze. Chewy full body with a blast of dank resinous hops that provide a lingering dry bitterness that lasts throughout. Extremely fresh and crazy hoppy but there is some sweetness mid-palate and toward the finish that balances things out. Hints of orange peel, curaçao, tangerine, grapefruit and mango. Sweet booze but abv is relatively well masked. Easy to drink considering how extreme it is. Subtle pale malts toward the finish as well but this beer is all about the dominating dank hops. Really wish 10 Barrel and Boneyard would ship their beers to me…

CuriousMonk, Jul 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

quetzal013, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

mc4z, Jul 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Jefe73, Jul 13, 2013
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.