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D.H. IPA - Henniker Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: princeofthepoint on 03-07-2014

Double Dry-Hopped? Different Hops every year? D.H. IPA is our designated hitter, the one in the lineup you wait for! Brewed with a sturdy malt body to balance out the outrageous amount of hops, this double IPA is not fooling around. This year we used a zippy blend of Amarillo, Apollo, Nugget, and Kohatu hops that are sure to please. Pair it with spicy food and an adventurous spirit!
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 9
Photo of Mbertrand2
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fulcrumbs
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as frosty of a head as many other imperials... but super solid. Was totally surprised by this beer and glad I grabbed the last one on the shelf. Funny that it gets mixed reviews... but if you see it and love a citrus/fruit aroma to your hops in an imperial... this has all the making of a great beer that hangs really close the best of them.

Photo of Timtastic
3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of 603to843
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22oz bottle poured into an IPA glass leads to a very nice dark tangerine-colored beer with a fluffy-pillowed off-white head and some minimal lacing. Smells of citrus, mostly grapefruit, pine and some floral hops. Tastes great with a touch of sweetness mixing well amongst the pine and citrus. A little more creamy than others with lower carbonation allowing for a pleasant finish on the palate. Nice bodied beer with not to much bitterness plus a pretty good aftertaste. Overall, I found this to be quite fantastic. Really good DIPA here and I would highly recommend this one!

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a one half finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy ace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of bready and buisuity smell with lots of fruity smells of a pineapple, mango, orange, and grapefruit. While there is sweet and hoppy grapefruit, there is a pine hop smell that is more potent. The pine hop is joined by a herbal aroma and a bit of a grainy and onion like smell. With a little bit of a boozy smell, the mix produces a rather odd, but somewhat satisfying smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of tangerine, pineapple and mango with some other malty and sweet tastes of a bready nature and a bit of caramel. Some light citrus hops are present upfront, with them being later joined by some earthy hops more toward the middle of the taste. The earthy hops become the predominant hop flavor as the taste moves on with them being joined by a lighter herbal and grassy hop flavor at the end. While the hop increases, so too does the tangerine sweetness bringing a decently sweet and dankly hopped flavor to the tongue. With a little bit of a boozy flavor also joining the profile at the end leaving a dirty, earthy “green” hop, and fruity flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both the thicker body and lower carbonation are nice for the mix of fruity and earthy hops blending the two somewhat opposite flavors nicely.

Overall – A sweet, but somewhat dank and “dirty” hopped IPA. Rather nice and tasty.

Photo of prisdefer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of PJLMusic
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of pveilleux
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of ghostwalker
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reddish-orange body with a marshmallow head. Very nice, indeed.

Nose is fresh citrus. Really getting the Amarillo here.

Flavor is fresh and intense zest. Tangy hops on a very light malt body. Moderate sweetness and marshmallow character. Truly a tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is light, with very high carbonation. Aspirin on the palate at the finish.

Drinkability is excellent. Seems like a very nice beer to enjoy with dinner, so I think I will.

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of jimilayne
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Carpentiere
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of 2ellas
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of ScotNH
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SawDog505
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, I can't figure out the code for the date. Pours a cloudy orange, with a one inch off white that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is fresh city grass, mango, tangerine, pineapple, caramel, and grapefruit.

Taste follows the noise very tropical, with some earthy hops, and burst of grapefruit in the finish.

Body is medium large, with plenty carbonation, a little dry, and goes down easily.

Overall this impressed me. A few months ago they impressed me with the roast, I will be keeping my eye out for this little brewery 45 minutes away.

Photo of smanson56
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I saw there were bottles out last weekend but took my empty growlers right to the brewery on Friday 03/21/14 and got a fresh taste and brought home 2 growlers.
This beer has a slightly cloudy orangey color which I happen to like as everything you see always looks better through a slightly cloudy beer.
The taste of this beer has strong citrus overtones but a little piney finish. I found this a most pleasant beer to drink a Halibut curry that I made for dinner on Saturday. The spices in the curry seemed to bring out the flavor in the beer.
I am looking forward to many more growlers of this wonderful IPA.

Photo of stevec32
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 22 fl. oz. bomber released in early 2014. Sampled on March 22, 2014.

The pour is a murky, cloudy medium amber with more gold and bronze tones leading up to a decent cream colored head that lingers. Good carbonation.

The aroma is earthy, spicy, herbal, and with a touch of orange zest. The biscuit malt character is picked up too but the hops out pace that.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste is a fine combination of toasted malts with an orange, herbal, and earthy hop character ending dryly at the end. The alcohol is near impossible to find until one finishes the bottle, which goes down extremely quick. Yes, very drinkable...watch out. I enjoyed it.

Photo of Mmcdonald79
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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D.H. IPA from Henniker Brewing Co.
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