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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale - Henniker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hop Slinger India Pale AleHop Slinger India Pale Ale

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20 Reviews

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Reviews: 20
Hads: 116
Avg: 3.57
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | 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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Reviews by JAFoley:
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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden amber and a very even cloudiness, not an any way particulate. Decent head and some nice lacing.

S - Subtle with lemon

T - Malts add a bready smoothness under the lemon and pine hops which dominate. The after taste left behind a lot of heat and bitters. As the name would suggest, this is a hop forward beer. I've had other beers with higher IBUs that taste less hoppy than this.

M - Medium body and resinous. Maybe a little under carbonated.

O - I like this beer. Hoppy and crisp and with an ABV that leaves room for another drink. Glad to see good beer being brewed in my home state.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
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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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.28/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Drumomatic
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Stonehill64
1.75/5  rDev -51%

Photo of puboflyons
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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Photo of liquorpig
3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of ScaryEd
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, golden-orange color with a decent white head that leaves almost no lacing. The head is gone fairly quickly.

The aroma is far too subtle, with very mild notes of citrus and pine. Hardly any malt to be detected.

The taste is floral and extremely bitter. Not very balanced. Just a bitter, chalky flavor.

The feel is medium bodied with ridiculously high carbonation. Not sure if it was just the bottle I had but it burned my throat with every sip. A bit sticky and resin-y on the back end. Not very pleasant.

Overall, not impressed with this one. It's far too bitter and doesn't offer a whole lot else. Not something I'd pick up again.

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Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of mountdew1
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.