1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hop Slinger India Pale Ale - Henniker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Hop Slinger India Pale Ale
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
82
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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)
View: Beers (9) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Stonehill64
Stonehill64


1.75/5  rDev -51.5%

02-15-2014 22:33:18 | More by Stonehill64
Photo of liquorpig
liquorpig

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-28-2014 00:59:00 | More by liquorpig
Photo of GuitarIPA
GuitarIPA

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-05-2014 01:57:26 | More by GuitarIPA
Photo of owend
owend

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-14-2013 16:52:01 | More by owend
Photo of donkeyrunner
donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 00:11:49 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of privateguy603
privateguy603

New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beer pours as amber with no transparency. Small head. Fruity nose. Mouthfeel is pleasent with a somewhat chalky feel. Taste initially is hop bonb but resolves into a resiny, very bitter finish, with a butttered popcorn after taste. To bad, as a bit more balance would make for a really nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 17:44:12 | More by privateguy603
Photo of bouchard101
bouchard101

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-05-2013 20:12:08 | More by bouchard101
Photo of kdivers
kdivers

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-24-2014 23:29:50 | More by kdivers
Photo of EricDu
EricDu

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-05-2013 04:58:40 | More by EricDu
Photo of T-34-85
T-34-85

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-24-2013 06:00:51 | More by T-34-85
Photo of huddyball
huddyball

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-09-2013 23:13:28 | More by huddyball
Photo of swinyeju
swinyeju

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-16-2013 15:45:52 | More by swinyeju
Photo of Satchboogie
Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-18-2013 21:53:42 | More by Satchboogie
Photo of NHbeerfishing
NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-10-2013 03:34:22 | More by NHbeerfishing
Photo of mountdew1
mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 23:00:30 | More by mountdew1
Photo of jdhilt
jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a five finger khaki head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Almost clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light pine hop nose, flavor is a pine hops with some caramel. Light lingering bitter aftertaste. $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord. NH.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 22:12:11 | More by jdhilt
Photo of Brad007
Brad007

Vermont

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice golden hue with a decent head into my glass. Not as pale as expected but acceptable.

That big 'ol pine bite denotes this as an east coast IPA. Other than that, it has a decent malt backbone.

Very crisp. Big lingering pine in the mouth, leaving little room for malt to shine through.

The mouthfeel is basically the same. Just lots of lingering flavor. Nothing to really set it apart though.

A decent IPA that would taste excellent on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 03:52:15 | More by Brad007
Photo of lordofthewiens
lordofthewiens

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 10:50:35 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of BeerMeister8
BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-18-2013 22:48:26 | More by BeerMeister8
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-03-2013 17:12:52 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
Photo of jlogan7
jlogan7

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-06-2013 01:52:04 | More by jlogan7
Photo of Carpentiere
Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2013 22:29:53 | More by Carpentiere
Photo of Mikeypnh
Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-04-2014 18:14:26 | More by Mikeypnh
Photo of Kelp
Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-29-2013 06:49:16 | More by Kelp
Photo of JuliusCaesar
JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-04-2013 02:23:43 | More by JuliusCaesar
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.