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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale - Henniker Brewing Co.

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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 01-19-2013

An India Pale Ale - gets its golden copper color from the light caramel malts, which provide a solid backbone to the support all the great hops. This beer presents with an overwhelming citrus aroma that leads into an unmistakable flavor of grapefruit. Hop Slinger leaves you with a nice dry bitterness that pairs well with spicy curries, salty fried foods and ginger based desserts.
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3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

Great full-throttle American IPA here from the East Coast, a slight rawness adds a distinctive complexity. While the hoppiness is pretty aggressive, the underlying malt backbone shows a lot of balance for the style. Well worth seeking a bottle or two of this one.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.5%

LOOK: Clear copper color, lovely frothing

SMELL: Big citric hop, spice, peachy alcohol, green tea, lime leaves, orange ride, faint yeast

TASTE: Ample hop bitterness, warming, slightly pepppery, stone fruit, marmalade, smooth, toasted malt, bread crust, pineapple skin; bitter, drying finish

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsfox
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this IPA about a year ago and it was just OK. The folks at Henniker have changed up the formula a bit and it is now, in my opinion, a very fine IPA worthy of another try by the folks not happy the last time they tried it.

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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mellow fruitiness in the aroma and flavor, just enough malt flavor. Good beer.

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Good starting head and then it settles to a thin layer of bubbles. Some spots and patches of blankets for lace. Cloudy, gold color.

Classic American IPA--round, pale ale base with a bit of spiciness from a floral hop.

The taste is like the smell, but with a much stronger sharp hop bitterness--very peppery. Straight up bitter in the swallow and aftertaste. The body is thin; the carbonation neutral.

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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of jlindros
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Neat new brewery I recently found a bunch of beers for. They were cheap enough to give most of them a try. There is a strange date like code on here, it says 07.717, so not sure what that code means.

Pours a decent quickly rising 1.5 finger fizzy head that fades back fairly quickly, spots of soapy lacing, crystal clear filtered looking honey golden orange color.

Nose brings mild everything, some light dank fruits, not really citrus, a grape like thing, little generic stone fruit perhaps, hard to really nail down the hops, and some crystal malts, little caramel sweet note, bit malty. Nothing special going on fairly bland.

Taste brings more of the same blandness, a little grassy floral hop note, faint generic fruit, maybe a touch of stone fruit, light overall bitterness, with mostly grassy hops. Malts are in the background, a little crystal malty like flavor, grainy malt note, mild sweetness, and a touch of a yeasty flavor in there despite the lack of yeast in the bottle. Finish is drier but sticky somehow, feels like a hint of booze coming through but it's only 6.5%, a little more grassy slight spicy like hop note.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, bit fuller than I expected, but also over carbonated a bit.

Overall meh, not a very well executed IPA, plenty of flaws, nothing horribly wrong, but nothing really going on with this one either.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
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