Milly's Hopnoxius
Stark Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
4.2 | pDev: 6.9%
Stark Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Photo of muffinman703
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We were somewhere around Manchester when the hops began to take hold.I am writing as I enjoy this ale.

I'm not one for a high ABV% but, the hops hide the boozy flavor experienced with higher alcohol content in other brews. Hop's out the keester with this bad boy, and out the nose. Mind you that hops have been the flavor of the month.

Color is a turbid amber.

Head stuck around <1/4"

Taste is superior, for a hophead.

Mouthfeel, hold in your mouth for a good while to let the hop's purvey through your sinuses.

Drinkability lacks, only due to the high ABV.
Not for all night consumption for me.

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Photo of mjgardner
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopasaurusrex for this great beer. Bottled at the brewpub.

Appearance - Bright copper color with some red in there as well. Quarter inch head that laces very well.

Smell - Sweet piney smell with a bit of grapefruit dectable.

Taste - Can anyone say hops!!! There is no hiding the hops here. They are are in your face and wow I love it. There is definitely also pine and citrus. There is a bit of warmth in the back of your mouth, surely from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with just about the right carbonation for me.

Drinkability - Well this is a big one. The hops are huge and in your face, which I love. The alcohol is hidden fairly well. This one is definitely a sipper.

A very solid beer that I would recommend to anyone that love hoppy beers.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a totally kick ass growler. 2 liter swing top with a wide mouth and handle. Curtousy of barleywinebrewer for no reason at all. He's just an awsome and generous guy.
Color is a mixture of cherry wood and mahogany. Thin 1/4" head that hangs around for awhile and then recededs to a thin lace on top.
As soon as the thump is finished from the opening of the growler an aroma of pineapple cottoncandy fills the room. I'm drooling!
Lot's of hops in the flavor. A sweet candy maltiness balances it out, but this beer is all about the hops. Citrus and piney. Long lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. I'm breathing hops as I exhale. Mildly acidic in the finish.
Mouthfeel is good but a bit light for the style.
For a beer this bitter it is very smooth.

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Photo of Enola
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a hop bomb for sure, but in a different way than I am used to. The taste is very hoppy and bitter but there is little bite. Also, there is not a lot of bittersweetness either. The beer is lighter than typical for the style. There is a fair head. The smell is hoppy for sure. The mouthfeel is smooth and the beer is very drinkable. Hoppy, drinkable. A nice beer that is perfect to share a growler of with a buddy. Many thanks to barleywinebrewer who sent this our way along with a couple homebrews.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow!! Words cannot begin to describe, but let me try. Thats to barleywinebrewer for the oh so fast Growler shipment!!

Poured a brilliant orange, with a small head, lace that did the whole glass in! Smell was intoxicatingly piney, beauntiful smell. Hints of citrus as well. Taste was hops all the way, no rounding out on this baby! Taste is everything I dream of in a DIPA, crisp, bitter hops and a super dry finish, brilliant. Alcohol is extremly well hidden. If only I live in NH, I would drink this everyday. I will find more as this was pretty darn close to perfect!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful growler from Milly's. This beer is orange, with a thick white, very sticky head. The hops jump right out at you: pine, citrus. Pretty wild. Pleasant bitter taste, a little grapefruit. I like how the bitterness just lingers forever. This is a wonderful beer for hopheads.

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Photo of Crosling
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sunset orange color. Vibrant and enjoyable hop aroma which seems to be in the lemon, citrus, pine type way. Strawberry in the aroma as well. Solid hop flavor from the front palate. Creamy, sweet malty body, which hints of caramel. Outrageously bitter all the way through. A true, enjoyable DIPA.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Westmalle chalice for absolutely no reason, revealing a hazy crimson coloration, under a slim, short-lived head...I re-pour into into a standard pint glass, and the result is fuller, thicker head, long lasting, full of creamy off-white froth, and a multitude of bubbles.

Aroma screamed hops from first pour, but let's pull in close.
Ahhh! Big fresh pine and citric, outstanding PacNW combination that reeks of pine resin and grapefruit. Brilliant bitterness, yet sweet and hard to beat, an utter delight in the nose.

Soft and creamy once into the mouth, but backed by a battalion of bitter hops, then fading just so, but leave a gritty hop texture still on the tongue. Quite a complex beast, this, a mix of mango, citrus, and tropical fruits in the flavor infused with intense, unrelenting, but undoubtedly delicious bitterness. It hangs around the mouth like the proverbial fat lady. The IBU's must be through the roof on this guy. "Hopnoxious", indeed, but to a hop demon like me, it's doing the trick quite nicely.

ABV rumbles into presence halfway into the glass. It's a little strong, yeah, and we feel it, and we love it. I mean, I do, anyway...but the taste is what resounds most strong in this particular ale. Most delicious. Most.

If I could get this in my neighborhood, I'd be a regular for sure. A pleaser for this person's palate, indeed. Ridiculously delicious.

Only a glass and a quarter into this growler, and I can't drink it all tonight, so...I've got something to look forward to tomorrow night, then, haven't I? Very good stuff, can't recommend it enough...

so much thanks to Bierman9!

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Photo of Bierman9
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had some of this at NEBF, and loved it. So, I just had to go to the source, and quaff more. Downed a couple of pints of this vom Faß in a shaker glass.

Color is a dull bronze, with a touch of haze within. Carbonation is fairly steady, and the topping is light tan, creamy and frothy. Excellent stick on the glass sides. Aroma is replete with loads, and I mean loads, of citrussy notes. If you are into hops, you've come home here!! Body is a solid medium, and smoothness is also medium to medium plus in this sucka.

This bier has a toasty malt base, but it is a hop-dominated bier. It has loads of the 3 C's: Chinook, Centennial and Crystal.... leaves a strong resiny, citrus layer on the tongue, along with a sharp, hop bite. The hops linger and linger... have they overstayed their welcome? No chance! The lupulins are luscious and lovely on the palate, leaving memories of grapefruit!! I could drink this all night, were it not for the 7.7% abv, which can creep up on you. Still, an incredible IPA. Great job, Mike!!


overall: 4.65
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4.5


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Photo of Sycodrummer
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap from the brewpub, the beer was presented in a basic pint glass. The beer was a light golden color with about a half-finger of pure white head. Mild carbonation ran up the glass and a healthy sheet of lace was left behind.

The smell had a soft fruittiness and a surprising malt character. Certainly an ample of supply of hop in the nose as well but well balanced with the other aromas. Also some faint alcohol.

The taste was very high in hop character upfront with an abrasive (but oh so enjoyable) bitterness. This gave way to a strong alcoholic warming and some flowery and estery flavors. Slight piney taste and very crisp to the finish.

Medium body with ample carbonation and a great crisp dryness to each sip.

Very drinkable though it does live up to its name. I happen to enjoy the hoppiness of the beer, but lesser hop lovers will probably find this to overpowering for their tastes. I enjoyed it quite much.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served up hazy gold with a slight green tint. Moderate head fell quick in a unclean shaker glass.
Pungent hop nose, but not overwhelmingly fresh or floral.
Loads of grapefruit, alcohol steeped fruits, with a hint of pine.
Medium bodied and somewhat crisp, alcohol well hidden.
Bitterness right on, lots of hop flavoring, not harsh.
Puckering, tart, citrus fruitiness, light on the malt side.
Finishes smooth with lingering grapefruit pith and mild bitterness.
While not screaming freshness, or the big, juicy, floral character of the best IIPA's, drinkability is high.

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Milly's Hopnoxius from Stark Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 11 ratings