Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company
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District of Columbia
4.45/5 rDev -0.4%
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.
02-15-2013 02:15:27 | More by starrdogg
4.55/5 rDev +1.8%
Thanks to oregonskibum for this growler!
Pours a nice amber color with a big thick head.
Smell is just amazing. HUGE juicy hop aroma of tropical and citrus fruit, pineape and mango and orange, floral aroma too, pretty sweet. Damn this smells good.
Taste is only slightly less impressive. Again, very sweet, all of the same tropical fruit, strong sweet malt presence but also huge hops though it isn't very bitter. This is delicious.
A fantastic, world class DIPA. Huge juicy fruit presence and great drinkability.
02-10-2013 04:55:02 | More by AlexFields
British Columbia (Canada)
4.59/5 rDev +2.7%
Appearance. Pours a hazy honey-amber with a sticky looking white head.
Smell. Sticky resinous hops, plenty of citrus rinds, a little sweet malt and cedar.
Taste. Huge bitter citrus rinds, some cedar and sweet caramel malts.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium carbonation.
Overall. A fantastic hop bomb, my kind of iPA!!!
01-27-2013 20:32:24 | More by Rutager
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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