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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: 81
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 01-19-2013)
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazy, copper coloring with a steady flow of carbonation. Firm, off-white, clingy head that settles in for the long haul. Aromas of resiny and grassy hops, with a cedar highlight and ribbons of tropical fruit. Flavors of tropical fruit tart and sweet with a caramel backbone. Hops presence is more subtle than on the nose, but builds towards the end of the palate. Building is a grapefruit tart profile, with pine and cedar characters and a bitter mouthfeel. Tangy and bitter aftertaste, with a resiny feel. Slick, slightly drying and bitter finish. Good balance.

GarthDanielson, Mar 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy dark orange color. It had a small white head that left a bit of lace.

Aroma of citrus and caramel malt.

Mostly a grapefruit taste. Some caramel in the background, but it didn't play much of a role.

Very hoppy. Maybe too hoppy/unbalanced. Not certain I will try this again.

lordofthewiens, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

alienlifeforcecube, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Trashcat, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

ChrisL24481, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Drumomatic, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Snellgg5, Jul 28, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -52.2%

Stonehill64, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on January 19, 2013.

I am proud to be the first person to review a beer from this new New Hampshire nano-brewery.

The pour is golden-copper with a full, off-white, foamy head that lingers for quite some time. The clarity is excellent.

The aroma is mostly piney hops with a grapefruit zing tickling my nose. The bready malts are more reserved but can be found lingering in the background.

The body is about medium and typical for the style.

The taste is vibrant and bitter with a quick hint of bready malts followed by an explosion of hops that leave a moderate to bold bitterness lingering on the tail end. If you are an IPA fan with bold hops you will probably like this one. Congrats on the new brewery!

puboflyons, Jan 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

liquorpig, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

hockeypuck, Oct 19, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Mike, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

d_brommer_nh, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Inglewood, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mmcdonald79, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of mountdew1
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark amber, with a reasonable number of streams of bubbles rising from the bottom. Head was a foamy dirty white that sat nicely, but had no cling. Aroma was citrusy, primarily grapefruit that peaked around the hoppiness. Taste was primarily hoppy, but had a strange finish to it. Something not quite right, but I can't place the taste, almost a sour citrus soap. Felt great. Coated very well, not at all watery, with a nice amount of tingly from the carbonation. Overall a solid beer, but the strange flavor was detracting.

mountdew1, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ColdOneKev, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JohnnyB, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BeerMeister8, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Bilco, Apr 07, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Found this in the back of a general store in North Conway NH. Never heard of Henniker Brewing or Henniker NH before but according to their website that's pretty common and the way they like it.

Dark orangey gold color with a slushy, thick head. Very sticky.

Smells like grapefruit and caramel. Sharp pine when I opened the bottle softens in my glass.

Tastes like grapefruit and plenty of sweet caramel malt. Big bitter isn't enough to combat the overpowering caramel malts.

Eh. Makes me think of a bigger SA Lattitude 48.

donkeyrunner, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

TheManiacalOne, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

jarrgal, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Dec 03, 2013
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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.