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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 351
Gots: 37 | FT: 3
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%

Ribsandwhiskey, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of blackie
4.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brouwer's

a: draft served in a shaker pint at the beginning of a long trek home, the beer is an orange-amber in color, layered with a finger of beige carbonation that retains well, lace clinging behind

s: the nose brings an instant punch of pungent, resinous citrus oils and juicy tropical fruits with tones of pine needles, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit; fantastically rich hop aromas just pouring out from the firm pale and caramel malt backing, sweet alcohol

m: a malty, medium body, carbonation moderate and smootho

t: complex hops dominate the hefty caramel and pale malt structure - grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and mango all push through, juicy and resionous, some sweetness in the middle with growing moderate bitterness, tropical candy, vivid and striking - pure hop, delicious

o: an incredible dipa to stumble into on a cool spring night, loved this

blackie, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

SMITHAND, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. Not a lot of head, but what it has it retains well. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Piney and grapefruity. Nice hop aroma. Not my favorite profile, but it's done very well. Slight caramel malt.

Taste - Again a very nice hop profile. More grapefruit, less pine. More caramel but still dominated by hops. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Never too sweet. Very drinkable for its size.

Overall - I don't love the hop profile but this is very well done. Dangerously drinkable.

Alieniloquium, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

BrewTasting, Apr 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Hop_Czar, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Skeeze, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

drummermattie02, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of HopHead84
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

3/27/2013

32oz growler into a snifter. Thanks, Dyan! Damn, I didn't realize this was 10%. No turning back now.

A: Hazy dark orange with a big white cap of foam. Good retention with lots of lacing.

S: Bright and vibrant, redolent with aromatics of tangerine, orange, nectarine, grapefruit, and cantaloupe. There's some tropical character in there that could be perceived as mango or passion fruit, accompanying a dash of onion. Very expressive with a light bready malt base and some pine.

T: Succulent orange flesh hop character with just a touch of alcohol burn on the back of my palate. Citrus is juicy and vibrant, imparting nectarine, mango, and peach. There's a lower moderate bitterness with a light sweetness that keeps the palate refreshed and eager for another swig. Malt presence waxes toward the finish, which is more balanced with a lot of hop flavor. Citrus lingers.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The beer is sticky and light on the palate, which isn't the case with recent batches of some local IPAs in this ABV range that I used to enjoy.

Overall: Really well done. From what I can tell Boneyard is the best hoppy stuff coming out of the Pacific Northwest.

HopHead84, Mar 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

RichH55, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

BARFLYB, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Sarlacc83
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.

Sarlacc83, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

CommonRider, Mar 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

DJMonroe, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of anteater
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!

anteater, Mar 13, 2013
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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.

Murrhey, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

rolltide8425, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

huskermike12, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

mcc1654, Mar 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

yeaprolly, Feb 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Texasfan549, Feb 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

timmick, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

beerandcycling88, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Azrael, Feb 21, 2013
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 558 ratings.