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Hop Venom Double IPA - Boneyard Beer Company

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Hop Venom Double IPA
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476 Ratings
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.26%
Wants: 322
Gots: 20 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -27.5%

05-08-2014 13:08:51 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-24-2012 01:51:59 | More by t0rin0
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-11-2013 23:53:02 | More by djrn2
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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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

08-12-2013 13:04:12 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.7%

06-09-2013 16:41:57 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6%

02-24-2013 15:56:38 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

08-07-2013 23:09:43 | More by GRG1313
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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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-08-2013 23:43:25 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Todd. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a cap, leaving behind ample splotchy lacing. Transparent amber body. Looks like a DIPA should.

S - I was expecting a hyper-attenuated West Coast DIPA, but this is far more 'Mid-Westian' to my palate. Dank, piney, and slightly earthy hops, with notes of grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit are balanced by caramel and icing sugar maltiness. Alcohol is well-hidden.

T - The taste a similarly enjoyable mix of grapefruit and orange peel hops, sweet tropical fruits, and sugary malts that verge to the browner end of the scale. There's an odd astringency in the finish that I don't totally enjoy mixed in with the moderate bitterness.

M - Pleasant, moderate carbonation. Chewy, medium-full body, with good heft for the listed 8.9%. Slightly dry in the finish, with some light alcohol warming that lingers.

D - A nice beer, but I can think of quite a few DIPAs I'd rather drink. Perhaps there's some batch variation to this. Eminently drinkable, other than the slightly off finish. However, I found myself reaching for the Notorious Triple throughout the evening, and it's a rarity for me to prefer a Triple IPA to a Double IPA.

Serving type: growler

06-29-2013 22:54:31 | More by MasterSki
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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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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

10-11-2013 14:09:15 | More by SocalKicks
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 02/11/14 notes. Big thanks to BeerLawyer85 for sharing a growler of this; thanks Ross, big Want of mine. Poured into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a murky, amber-brown color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, pine hops, lemon zest, light floral notes, and some light earthy notes. Nice nose, lots of citrus and fruit. Liking the nose a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, fruity malts, light pine hops, earthy notes, bread, grains, spice, and yeast. Taste is good but seems less hoppy than the nose; a step down for me.

m - Medium body and very little carbonation. No bitterness but growler seems to have lost some carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a DIPA that is quite good, though the taste wasn't as hoppy as I was hoping for. Easy to drink, but I'd like to try it again, preferably on tap. Worth seeking out.

EDIT: 04/16/14: Had another growler of this and it was much better. Awesome piney and citrusy nose which was great. Bumping nose up to a 4.5

Serving type: growler

02-12-2014 21:27:50 | More by mdfb79
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oline73

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

10-01-2013 19:18:35 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

06-08-2014 15:38:30 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-30-2013 13:12:40 | More by mendvicdog
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

07-08-2014 19:26:41 | More by GClarkage
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Draft at The Noble Fir in Seattle, WA.

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with tangerine/apricot hues and a one finger frothy yellowish beige head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring.  Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass.

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 01:39:51 | More by corby112
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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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -49.8%

01-08-2013 13:53:25 | More by yourefragile
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

05-19-2013 15:21:07 | More by InspectorBob
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duceswild

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-29-2013 16:19:58 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

03-24-2013 03:13:25 | More by BARFLYB
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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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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
99 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.