Hophead Imperial IPA - Bend Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -15.5%
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.
06-02-2013 20:01:11 | More by Alieniloquium
4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
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
05-15-2012 00:34:45 | More by ahalloin
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
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
04-30-2012 05:03:59 | More by Brodybeer
3.63/5 rDev -12.3%
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
02-15-2012 00:11:01 | More by brentk56
Hophead Imperial IPA from Bend Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.