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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

Hop Venom Double IPA
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.26%


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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Elliott Bay Pizza.

A - Severed a dark cloudy orange with a light tan head that fades to a film with bubbles clinging to the edges. Lots of lacing also.

S - Oranges, melon, and grapefruit.

T - Grapefruit, honeydew, orange, nectarines.

D - Good carbonation and a heavier to medium body. A touch sweeter overall, but no bitterness.

O - This Brewery is hot for a reason. They make killer beers. I truly enjoyed this one. I was daydreaming of it yesterday and today I am drinking it. Love it!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 20:09:35 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to boralyl for shooting this growler out my way. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. Pretty good retention for a growler with a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some really nice tropical and citrus notes. Hops are very, very prominent with not much else coming through the background. Flavor is similarly hop-centric, though not quite as intense as the nose. Great hop additions here, carrying seamlessly through the dry, bitter finish. Really a nice brew; I look forward to trying more from them.

Serving type: growler

04-10-2012 00:57:00 | More by Thorpe429
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this is #15 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a snifter from a 64 ounce growler.

Beer is orange / amber and completely clear with moderate carbonation, steady and a white head of small bubbles with lacing and some nice retention. Looks good.

Aroma is strong and forceful with nice citrus and fruits and a lot of hop earthiness.

Beer is light in body and chewy with hop character and flavor on the palate, sulfur and earth with strong pops of fruit breaking through. I bet this beer is amazing on draft, the growler version is great but if the fruits would pop a bit more I'd really love it more. Definitely a repeat.

Serving type: growler

04-09-2012 19:38:21 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike.

The beer is mildly hazy and dark orange colored with a thick head. The aroma brings some dank hops, pine. Very nice. The flavor is also quite tasty. More of a pine and resinous flavor than a citrusy, tangy DIPA. A touch of earthiness. Alcohol presence is masked very well. Easy to drink. Medium bodied and creamy. I would definitely have this again. Recommended.

Serving type: growler

04-08-2012 22:57:57 | More by Huhzubendah
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dirtylou

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap, urban family public house

from notes

appearance: served in a urban family goblet - bright golden-orange body, moderate beige film

smell: aromatic and bright - pine, sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit, sugars

taste: bold citrus flavors - sugared ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest, pine resin, tangerine, tropical fruit. I'm really digging the boneyard stuff thats been showing up in Seattle.

mouthfeel: slick oily body, medium, abv well hidden

overall: great IPA from Bend

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 18:38:22 | More by dirtylou
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Andrewseher


4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Pints Urban Taproom at 412 NW 5th Ave in Portland, OR.

A: Looks like an IPA. Golden in color with average head retention. It's a good looking beer.

S: PINE. I guess there are some other floral, citrusy notes in here too, but the pine is overpowering. Not necessarily in a bad way, either. A very unique nose.

T: It tastes like it smells. Piney with a hint of citrus and a viscous, oily finish. Very unique and very tasty.

M: Very nice and, like everything else about this beer, very unique. Full-bodied and oily, the 10% ABV is apparent.

O: Very good and one of the more interesting beers I have ever tasted. If you see this beer on tap, it's absolutely worth a look, and, my guess is, you'll come back for more.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2012 02:48:34 | More by Andrewseher
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spicelab

Australia

4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes.

32 oz Growler from Boneyard Taproom. ABV listed at 8.6% - according to one of the brewers, this will be a permanent change to the recipe.

Muddy looking pour initially. Hazed bronze-orange body beneath a near white, sudsy head of about an inch. Falls to a raised ring with decent lacing.

Laser sharp hop assault of apricots, passionfruit, grapefruit, papaya, strawberries and an array of candied citrus. Never experienced hop aromas this radiant and defined. Subtle herbaceous tones behind this and a mild savoury malt backbone - which is just as it should be for hops this expressive. Amazing.

Just as brilliant. Orange sherbet, honeydew melon, pineapple, tangerine, passionfruit and perky cut herbs. Not the slightest hint of alcohol.

Discernible hop oil chewiness in the mid-palate, although just above medium-bodied for the most part. Very inconspicuous carbonation and a satisying rising bitterness.

Out of this world. Exceptionally clean and vivid hop profile that boggles the palate. Enjoying straight from the source just after being tapped may have biased my review, but this redefines the meaning of fresh hops in my eyes.

Serving type: growler

03-12-2012 04:50:43 | More by spicelab
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vkv822

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at Belmont Station.

Very lightly hazy, bright orange with a foamy, off white head and nice lacing.

Wonderful bouquet of hops in the nose. Tropical and citric fruits.

The taste delivers just a strongly as the nose. Starts out with tropical fruits and transitions nicely into a light, resiny pine finish.

A pleasant medium to full body with average carbonation.

A very nice DIPA. Lots of fruity, citric hops with just enough pine character to keep it from becoming one dimensional.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 23:47:16 | More by vkv822
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boralyl

Oregon

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - This beer produces a small white head with nice lacing and decent retention. The beer is clear and copper in color.

S - The aroma has a lot of fruity characteristics. Grapefruit is the most apparent, but there is also citrus, orange and some piny notes. There is a nice caramel backbone throughout.

M - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. For the alcohol content, it's not syrupy at all.

T - There is a ton of dank hop flavor in this beer. Citrus and orange show up first, followed quickly by grapefruit through mid-taste. There are some piny notes and bitterness in the finish. There's a little bit of sweet malt present, but this beer is about the hops. There is virtually no alcohol presence, which is surprising for the beer being at 10%.

This is an amazingly drink-able beer. The alcohol content is well hidden. I prefer this to their even bigger Notorious Triple IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 01:53:17 | More by boralyl
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floor_6

Washington

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

February 16, 2012 @ Park Way Tavern

A+

I’m not a sophisticated beer enthusiast, but this was without a doubt the best DIPA I have tried! Some might not find Hop Venom as smooth as the younger or the elder, but it was definitely a pleasure for my taste buds. Bravo Boneyard brewers!

Look – Dark golden amber, clear with a slight haze, very pleasant.

Smell – Looked so delicious I forgot to analyze the smell.

Taste – Yes, it has loads of it. Also, very pleasant.

Feel – Nice and crisp, very pleasing.

Overall – So delicious, I was compelled to order another, and didn’t even bother with The Elder or The Maharaja which were also on tap this night!

p.s. – hey, Boneyard folks, get another keg of this up to the 253 lickety-spilt – “pretty please with sugar on top”!

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 20:49:46 | More by floor_6
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bstave

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

32oz growlette poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint

A- Poured a one finger off-white head over a semi-transparent copper body that becomes golden lower in the glass.

S- Wow! I am getting all hop profiles in the smell. Pine, citris, dank hops. This is nice!

T- Incredible. The taste follows the nose exactly, which I have found is fairly uncommon. Very bitter, but rounded out with some nice sweet malts. Not getting any alcohol. Excellent!

M- Medium mouthfeel. Thinner than some DIPAs, which I really like. Not syrupy like some DIPAs. Good carbonation provides nice mouthfeel.

O- Wow! I really like this beer. This and the Wisdom Seeker from Black Raven are my two favorite DIPAs in the Northwest. Well done!

Serving type: growler

02-22-2012 04:59:34 | More by bstave
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msylvanus

Washington

4.73/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap @ Parkway 16Feb, then @ Red Hot 19Feb. A bit thinner, crisper the second time around. Boneyard seems to create multiple awesome IPA's - RPM, SkunkApe, and now that I've have the pleasure - Hop Venom. This one really stood up to a night's competition of Pliny the Elder, Younger, Avery Maharaja, and Dogfish Head 120 Minute. Wonderful stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 23:04:18 | More by msylvanus
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grittybrews

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a luminescent orange-gold with a trace of off-white head. Absolutely huge aroma of grapefruit, pine, honey, and caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a full, resinous mouthfeel -- malty without being too sticky. Fresh pine, grapefruit, and floral notes up front followed by hints of orange and a sweet caramel biscuit backbone. Nice kick of pine on the finish -- bitter without being too astringent.

Really well-balanced with killer aroma and flavor and barely a hint of booze -- top notch.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 03:32:53 | More by grittybrews
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Bistro's DIPA fest. Was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. Hard to believe it's 10%, as it comes across as rather light-bodied, dry and balanced. It has a pale amber body, a few shades lighter than most PNW IPAs. Nice citrus nose with grapefruit leading the way, though it isn't as aromatic as several other beers I sampled that day. The palate is excellent, however, with big grapefruit and orange hop flavors balanced by an oily and biting but restrained bitterness, very Pliny the Elder-esque in that sense. Malt lends some body and slight sweetness, but it remains a lighter-bodied, hop-forward beer. Pretty impressive stuff, one of the best DIPAs I've had from Oregon.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 00:25:55 | More by largadeer
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flexabull

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler provided by my younger brother, thanks Bro!

Pours a bright gold color with a fine white head, very good lacing too.

Aromas are nice, a mixture of bright citrus, grapefruit, orange, caramel malt sweetness, and undertones of pine resin.

Taste is full bodied, flavorful, but not overly strong. Caramel malty, and pineapple sweetness up front, slightly creamy, with plenty of hoppiness. Hints of citrus, tangerine, pine resin, and some subtle earthy notes. This beer does a really good job being hoppy, without being overly bitter and strong. This is complex, but still well balanced,

Mouthfeel is very good, full, smooth, with nice subtle and snappy carbonation.

Overall, this is outstanding. The drinkability is second to almost none. Very impressed with how full, smooth, and flavorful this beer is, without being heavy, bitter, and overly sweet. Well done Boneyard, this is excellent.

Serving type: growler

11-17-2011 05:04:11 | More by flexabull
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice glowing but deep orange with a nice white cap

S: Lots of grapefruit, some pine and caramel, light booze

T: Immediate throat punch with a big pineapple, light pine and booze. The beauty of this beer is its persistence. The flavor is unrelenting. Towards the end it leaves a caramel, faded hop presence, booze sting and a lighlty bitter, stick and persistent aftertaste

M: Medium body, easy drinking for a IIPA of this magnitude and tasty

O: Good, but more than a pint would be too much

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2011 23:07:00 | More by barleywinefiend
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the green dragon today. Only available in 10 ounce glasses (but my bartender/waitress gave me a BIG 10 ounce glass).

The beer pours a slightly hazy, nearly opaque light orange color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is a stunner.... outside of hill farmstead out East, no one is making DIPA's like this. I get a huge aroma of rock candy, dank earth, dry citrus and pine, pine and more pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this hophead's orgasm in a glass. There's some noticeable sweet malt, but the hoppy bitterness quickly grabs it by the neck and pounds it into submission. Still, this DIPA is remarkably well balanced in this hugely flavorful DIPA, and I'm still trying to figure out how they got this kind of mouthfeel. The beer is medium bodied to full, with a long, bitter, yet somehow still soft and creamy on the finish, DIPA. This is clearly a big beer, but it's not at all heavy, hot or tiring on the finish. The way the brewer has integrated the alcohol into the flavor profile... this is something I seldom see in such a kick ass, in your face, DIPA.

Impressive!

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 21:36:56 | More by johnmichaelsen
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BrainDad

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a growlette (32 oz. sold apparently only by Boneyard). Tasted at the brewery with Tony, the owner, who sold it to go because they just opened and it wasn't busy.

Color is a beautiful shade of peach amber. You can tell by looking it is gonna be good. Aroma is solid hops and citrus.

No more than a half inch of head and nice lacing down the glass.

The flavor is where this beer stands out. Not grapefruit or pine, but a ripe, delicious and slightly sweet orange! No bitterness, smooth as the day is long.

I can't say enough good things about this beer. I could move to Bend from Michigan just to get it whenever available. We toured Oregon for a week and this was the best IPA out of many. I had some nice known and 1-2 unknown beers, but Boneyard is definitely a quality operation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 00:04:09 | More by BrainDad
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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.