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Hophead Imperial IPA - Bend Brewing Company

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Hophead Imperial IPAHophead Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 20
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-01-2005)
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-17-2013 00:17:41 | More by Adamostella
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-15-2013 02:31:49 | More by SMITHAND
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

07-02-2013 03:23:03 | More by johnnyboy76
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BendBrent

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-22-2013 20:27:21 | More by BendBrent
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-17-2013 16:42:36 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2013 06:36:07 | More by woodenbones
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-04-2013 18:26:59 | More by BYOFB
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

04-07-2013 08:13:29 | More by strongaf
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-07-2013 03:54:31 | More by bluckbeyes
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BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-25-2012 16:38:55 | More by BeerNW
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-13-2012 17:08:53 | More by Travisnin
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-20-2012 05:00:56 | More by kylemckinnis
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

08-18-2012 01:13:53 | More by bumchilly25
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-24-2012 08:49:46 | More by WaydeRafnel
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litheum94

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-22-2012 04:06:14 | More by litheum94
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-05-2012 15:07:52 | More by WhiskeeTango
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ahalloin

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber.

Pours a slightly opaque hazy dark yellow color with a hint of orange. Initial voluminous head of bright white recedes to nice ring over the liquid with plenty of lacing attached to the glass. 4

The is a combination of bitter citrus pith and piney undertones. Some floral bits and even a touch of tobacco or cannabis smoke. A slight sweetness rests underneath the hop aroma. The smell leaves a little to be desired in that it isn't real pungent like some IIPAs. 4

Resiny taste matches the smell with bitter citrus peel and pith from orange and grapefruit. I get a slight hint of the pucker factor one would get from fresh squeezed grapefruit juice with lots of pulp. Malt body is very simple and very subdued to let the hops shine. Finish is quite dry and bitter but balanced pretty well. 4.5

Good medium low carbonation really lets you enjoy the hop resins. 4

This is quite a good IIPA that I would buy regularly if I could, given I don't live in the distribution area. 4

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 00:34:45 | More by ahalloin
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Brodybeer


4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A golden yellow. Nice color
N sweet aromatic. Bread
T excellent. Tiny bit carmely banana bread upfront turning to hoppy. Good amount of hops but the beer allows the tongue time to basque in the flavors before they arrive. Man it's a good ride to the hop. When the hoppy flavor comes its there just long enough to enjoy the flavor then all come together as one in the end. Awesome. Edit. Pineapple! Got that from another review. Yes
M syrupy first then carbonated. Lingers slightly then leaves you wanting more
O man solid beer. I love the complexity. Had to mouth it quite a few times to figure out what was going on. Yet it's smooth at the same time. I love interesting. The bottle says leaves you wanting more. I agree

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 05:03:59 | More by Brodybeer
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marine1975

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-07-2012 23:26:23 | More by marine1975
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kchannel9

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-20-2012 03:44:12 | More by kchannel9
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a respectable head that leaves some lacing behind

Smell: Floral and sugary, with pithy and piney undertones

Taste: Definitely in the piney side, with a lot of pith as well; underneath, the sugary malts come on strong by mid-palate and into the finish, ringing pineapple flavors, as well

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated; a bit sticky

Overall: A pretty darn good DIPA, though I would prefer a bit more attenuation or a bigger hop bill (may have been my fault for sitting on the bottle for a month and a half)

Thanks, chumba526, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 00:11:01 | More by brentk56
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yuriruley

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-21-2011 05:32:07 | More by yuriruley
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gizmodave

Oregon

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-07-2011 21:39:40 | More by gizmodave
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loren01

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice clear orange, not much head with no lacing down the glass
S: Big blast of citrus, slight pineapple and piney scents as well
T: Much the same as the smell, lots of citrus and pineapple
M: Medium bodied beer perfect amount of carbonation
O: This is one good double IPA!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 06:26:53 | More by loren01
Hophead Imperial IPA from Bend Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.