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Benny Brew Hopenstein - Benny Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 8.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Benny Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 02-01-2011)
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%

I picked this beer up at Krugel’s a week ago which a pretty sweet beer store. The Hopenstien is a nice golden amber color and the heads mounts up beautifully. The nose is a rich blend of malt and hops and lowkey in intensity. I like the flavor of this beer and, for all the hops, is well balanced. The finish trends toward hoppy. It seems a bit stronger than 6.5%. This would be an interesting beer on draft.

06-28-2011 15:05:03 | More by BeerIsland
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

07-12-2012 15:35:06 | More by JohnK17
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

04-05-2012 01:56:36 | More by pavpav12
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WesWes

New York

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%

The beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a crisp and refreshing pale and Carapils malt scent along with an awesome floral/citrus hop nose. The taste is great! It has a light and bitter flavor that's smooth drinking with a citrus/floral hop finish. It's a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is damn fine IPA that's not overly complex, but has excellent hop character.

03-04-2013 22:27:42 | More by WesWes
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

05-10-2013 14:54:18 | More by twenty5
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Brewathome1966

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +14.5%

Bought this at Antonio's in Nanticoke, PA. Pours a very clear copper: white head on top : smell of CITRA hops: with bitter hoppiness. IPA the way it's SUPPOSED to be! Great job, Benny Brew Co! Looking forward to a double IPA from you in the future.

08-25-2011 14:07:34 | More by Brewathome1966
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scottyg354

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +11.8%

A: Pours copper with a nice thick creamy head thats lasts throughout the whole beer.

S: Grapefruitness, bread and mild spice.

T:Great hop character. Really blends perfectly with the beer. Not to overpowering but present. Bready, biscuity characters blend nicely with a subtle sweetness.

M: Carbed up pretty good. Smooth and crisp. Delightfully refreshing.

O: Good beer. Since I live about 20 miles from Nanticoke and never heard of these guys I figured what the hell. Stands up well to other East Coasts IPA IE: Flower Power, Nugget Nectar. Really a great beer.

12-11-2011 22:01:17 | More by scottyg354
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

I had a pint of this new brew ($5.00) post-lunch at the Georgetown Deli on 26JAN11.

Standard pint glass was brimming with a clear, medium-copper liquid. Head was light tan, tight and fine, and lasted quite well while producing lovely lacing. Aroma was inviting, with a solid amount of rindy grapefruit. Body was the standard, middle of the road medium, with a fairly smooth tongue feel.

Flavor led with a touch of toast, but hops soon took over and dominated. There was lots of grapefruit here, with ever-so-subtle smidges of pear and green apple. Lots of rindy, pithy action ensued, with a touch of pine. Top-shelf stuff for a new brewery! Prosit!!

4.35
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5

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02-01-2011 15:45:39 | More by Bierman9
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Pours a clear light amber colour. 2 fingers of dense white head. Good retention and moderate lacing.

S: I'm getting a decent amount of caramel malt and citrusy hops. Smell sticks around for the whole glass. Doesnt fade.

T: Carmel malt up front and nice balance of citrus and floral hops. Very nice balance between malt and hops here. Slightly bitter finish with some lingering hop presence.

M: Moderate to thin body with moderate carbonation. Slick feel overall.

Overall I was quite surprised with this beer. A very nicely balanced IPA. A definite repeat purchase here.

12-14-2011 15:09:55 | More by muletrane
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev -8.3%

Slightly hazy orange color with a big rocky off-white head that leaves gobs of foam (really too much to call lacing!). A careful pour is needed to avoid pouring a whole glass of foam.

Light citrus aroma leads into a fresh tangerine flavor. Juicy and tasty. Maybe a hint of papaya. The finish is quick but spicy with a bit of a pine note.

Juicy medium-light body with refreshing carbonation and a dry finish. The is a tasty brew that disappears quickly - very drinkable! It is slightly thin in body and one-note on the citrus character, but all in all, a very tasty and drinkable IPA.

03-15-2012 01:23:24 | More by CliffBrake
Benny Brew Hopenstein from Benny Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.