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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 333
Gots: 27 | 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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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-24-2013 03:13:25 | More by BARFLYB
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Apex

A: Cloudy blood orange. Restful off-white head. Washes the glass.

N: Deliciously full. Spruce needles, pineapple, and mango. Malts add an inviting base. Some onion adds zest.

T: Pure delight. Beep, lush hops lend grapefruit, pineapple, earth, and spruce. Has a pleasant balancing sweetness. Onion and marijuana.

M: Sticky and drying, yet never steps over the line where I tire of it.

O: I'm an unabashed Boneyard lover, and I'm not afraid to admit it. This beer is so expertly balanced, it's difficult to describe. Or maybe not worth describing because I'm so busy drinking it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2013 18:09:19 | More by writerLJBerg
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CommonRider

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-18-2013 01:03:13 | More by CommonRider
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DJMonroe

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-13-2013 23:20:29 | More by DJMonroe
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anteater

Oregon

4.36/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler

A: Good looking beer, clear and golden

S: Bitterness, some citrus and a bit of alcohol

T: Really nice citrus flavor from the hops, the malt really steps back and lets the hops shine. I'd say the hop flavor is very forward, more so than something like Pliny. There is a slight alcohol presence but overall this one is delicious and will go down super easy.

M: Crisp, awesome

O: A truly good IPA. I actually like both RPM and Notorious a little better than Hop Venom but if you ever have the chance to try it, I would not turn it down!

Serving type: growler

03-13-2013 04:26:09 | More by anteater
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Murrhey

Montana

4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 64-oz growler into a shaker pint in high elevation Libby, Mont. Purchased the fill for 12.95 at Mainbrew in Hillsboro, Ore. Hope it held up well, but who knows?

A- One finger white creamy head with surprisingly long retention for the high ABV. Hazy brown-amber color. Light seeps through, but it is very hazy. Sticky lacing. Clearly not a carbonation problem.

S- Grapefruit, citrus, piney-hops. Thick hop oil. Warm and hides alcohol notes well.

T- For how hop-forward the aroma was, the flavor is amazingly smooth and malty. Alcohol hidden entirely. This would be a dangerous beer. Malty, honey, caramel, maybe a touch of brandy, but not much. Incredible. One of the best DIPAs I have ever tasted.

M- Thick and smooth. Honeyed feel.

O- A very, very good beer.

Serving type: growler

03-13-2013 03:19:45 | More by Murrhey
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-12-2013 23:14:36 | More by rolltide8425
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-12-2013 14:38:34 | More by jenray
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huskermike12

Iowa

4/5  rDev -10.5%

03-07-2013 23:56:51 | More by huskermike12
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mcc1654

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-01-2013 01:01:13 | More by mcc1654
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-27-2013 08:58:12 | More by yeaprolly
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-24-2013 15:56:38 | More by Texasfan549
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timmick

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-23-2013 00:17:09 | More by timmick
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beerandcycling88

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-22-2013 23:05:31 | More by beerandcycling88
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Azrael


4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-21-2013 04:30:20 | More by Azrael
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-20-2013 19:33:40 | More by chugamugofsud
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grrrah

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-19-2013 01:59:06 | More by grrrah
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Swervine44

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-17-2013 16:06:42 | More by Swervine44
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-17-2013 00:58:17 | More by KevSal
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kdown

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-16-2013 23:45:42 | More by kdown
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-16-2013 23:33:50 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to oregonskibum for sending this one as what was essentially an extra in our larger trade.

Beer pours a hazy orangey-gold with a nice white head and some decent lacing. It's a little darker than I expected. The aroma here is super impressive - a big tropical/citrus fruity hop aroma with a nice amount of malty sweetness backing it up. Flavor follows the nose and wow is this an impressive-tasting beer! It's got a great citrusy hop thing going on here with a nice bitter (but not too bitter) finish. The malt plays a more significant role than I usually like in my DIPAs, but it works here, bringing a nice sweetness to the table that provides and excellent base for the citrusy/bitter hops. It's a little on the boozier side for a DIPA (hey, it's 10%!), but it still drinks pretty easily. Mouthfeel is nice as well, medium-bodied and a little bit sticky. I tend to think of myself as a bit of a DIPA snob, and I doubt the quality of each new one that arises that I've never heard of, but this one absolutely lives up to the billing. I can't wait until these guys start canning and I can get this more regularly from my west-coast buddies.

One thing of note: this beer is awesome when it's nice and cold, but as it started to warm, it got boozier and more syrupy. It still was far from bad, but I would recommend not letting this one warm up too much.

Serving type: growler

02-15-2013 02:15:27 | More by starrdogg
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bespin15

Washington

5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Sisky

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-14-2013 04:38:36 | More by Sisky
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-11-2013 17:02:54 | More by popery
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.