Hophead Imperial IPA - Bend Brewing Company
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by caskstrength:
4.88/5 rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On tap at Bend Brewing.
Pours a typical yellow/orange, carbonation as expected with a 1/2 inch head in a shaker pint glass.
Smells are salty resinous pine, some citrus, but pine is dominant. No alcohol, no buttery or floral notes. Getting excited.
Pine and resin jump out and throw a party. Wow, let me introduce myself, I am a West Coast IPA. Some floral complements to the pine, some citrus complements too. Pithy rinds weave into the pine, a symphony ensues. Barely enough malt to balance, fine by me.
Resinous and salty. I love when hops work magic like this.
This is up there with the greats. Got a growler to go, and 2 bombers as well (Should have bought more). Highly recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
08-31-2011 22:51:30 | More by caskstrength
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3.5/5 rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.
Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Wisps and a collar.
Smell - Grassy pine hops. Sweet malts. Kinda musty.
Taste - Pine and grapefruit up front. Sweet caramel and then it dries out. Bitterness kicks in. Builds into a piney hop bitter finish.
Mouthfeel - A touch heavy, but drinkable. Quite bitter.
Overall - Pretty good beer. Tasty but bitter.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2013 20:01:11 | More by Alieniloquium
Hophead Imperial IPA from Bend Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.