Hop Venom Double IPA
Boneyard Beer Company

Hop Venom Double IPAHop Venom Double IPA
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Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #36
Ranked #413
4.42 | pDev: 8.14%
Mar 31, 2022
Sep 02, 2011
Hop Venom Double IPAHop Venom Double IPA
Notes: 80 IBUs
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4.53 by Palustris from Washington on Mar 31, 2022
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4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bodaciousbodbybeer

The aroma is an intense, yet balanced pairing of hops and malt that translates directly into the taste that is equally well balanced ⚖️ (imho) For such a high ABV beer, you’d expect either super hoppy or super malty, yet this is just the right amount of both

Mar 07, 2022
4.58 by Brimstoned from Nevada on Jan 13, 2022
4.49 by hockeypuck from Maine on Dec 11, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz can, canned 8/2/21. Pours hazy tea-like color with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of sweet caramel malt and fruit and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malt with some fruit and a big piney resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a well done old school west coast DIPA.

Nov 20, 2021
4.15 by C4li from Oregon on Nov 06, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by mactrail from Washington

Handsome clear amber bew with plenty of foam in the Orval chalice. Prickly and spritzy on the tongue. Quite aromatic with pineapple and lemon rind. Tastes of hot citrus. Someone says starfruit and I say Chinese five spice. Whatever, it's a gingery and peculiar aromatic that dominates the mouthful. Very fruity and resiiny at the same time.

I had a sixpack of this earlier in the year and thought it was quite decent for a stronger snocker. I'm not sure I like this one so much. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station. Dated 08/02/2021.

Oct 25, 2021
3.99 by Scotchboy from Idaho on Oct 19, 2021
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4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by gandres from Philippines

Monday, October 18, 2021 3:58 PM
12 ounce can poured to wine glass
Sight: golden, amber, appears clear, small off white foam
Smell: very good aroma, fragrant, hoppy, malty
Taste: Medium bitterness, light sweetness
Palate/Mouthfeel: medium body, sticky, lively carbonation, long finish, slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: Very good beer, not to look for, ok to repeat BA RB

Oct 19, 2021
4.3 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Sep 28, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bitterandstout from Oregon

L: honey coloured nearly amber. Love that it's not a hazy.
S: Dank nose, citrusy, piney and nearly floral.
T: Tasting melon, peaches & citrus, the malts come through nicely but the hops are king.
F: Great mouthfeel, I think that's a result of the malts. decent carbonation.

Really enjoyed how the malts play in this. A Stunner of a WCIPA

Aug 26, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NCSapiens from Indiana

Piney and resinous and bitter. This is what a typical IPA should taste like if the typical IPA were well crafted.

Aug 22, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by BigIronH from Michigan

Pours a deep caramel/amber. Finger of foam. Sticky lacing. Smell is bitter hop, pine, and citrus. Taste is very rich and malty. Sweet, toffee, honey, baked bread. Finish is bitter, citrus, fruity. Feel is very full and thick. I loved this beer.

Aug 07, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by kemoarps from Washington

Oh man, it's so nice to see an IPA where I can see the other side of the glass again. Beautiful golden amber body that is capped with a finger or so of stolid white foam. Good retention, good lacing.

Nose is bursting with classic hoppy goodness. I know this is weird, but I keep thinking starfruit when I stick my nose in. Fruity/floral kind of hybrid situation. There's some young fir/spruce tip to it as well.

Just lovely. A throwback to well balanced, complete beers that might have a strong component (hops), but also have a malt backbone upon which the hops can dance. Same floral/fir/earthy/spiciness to the hops. Toss in a touch of citrus as well. 9% is well integrated as part of the flavour profile. Clean malts underneath it all.

Hop Venom is exactly what I've been looking for and struggling to find in a market that has become so oversaturated with a certain take on the style. Boneyard prove once again that they are incredibly talented at what they do, and only increase my desire to pick up their other offerings.

Jul 29, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by UWDAWG from Washington

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a snifter.

Look- Medium amber, no visible sediment, frothy slight off white head, below average head retention, average lacing.

Smell- Pine resin, bready, floral, sweet, grapefruit.

Taste- Pine resin, bready, grapefruit.

Feel- Medium body, high bitterness, average carbonation, slightly astringent finish.

Overall- Good flavor, but slightly too malty/bready for my palate.

Jul 16, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NickSMpls from Washington

Slightly hazy, thin head, no dominate aroma. Super-smooth taste, deep hop flavor, pine and dark chocolate. This is worth careful and measured sipping as it warms in the glass. There's no hotness despite the stiff ABV. Worth the effort to find one.

Jul 14, 2021
4.23 by crobinso from Colorado on Jun 01, 2021
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4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jacobbartling

L: pours a nice light golden color with a solid 1inch head. Looks like a good beer

S: piney, floral, citrus notes

T: the taste follows the smell. Very citrusy and florally. Great back end hop flavor

F: medium mouth feel

O: great beer. Easy drinking dipa with nice citrus and floral qualities.

Jun 01, 2021
4.25 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon on Apr 25, 2021
4.44 by arini10 from Oregon on Apr 21, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by buschbeer from Ohio

12 FL OZ can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours a brilliant amber color and topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is dank. It has citrus and pine.

The taste is dank and full of citrus. It has a nice pine finish. This reminds me of a Fathead's beer, and that is a big compliment. It is not bitter just to be bitter like I think of when I think of west coast IPAs. Great balance of flavors.

Medium bodied with an oily smooth mouthfeel

It is nice to be drinking a fresh, west coast IPA in Ohio. This is an excellent beer.

Apr 15, 2021
4.57 by FrankCastle from California on Apr 11, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by sjrider from California

Poured from a can- clear orange/gold with white head leaving a bit of foamy lacing. Nose is citrus, tropical fruit and sweet malt with a hint of pine. Taste follows more or less. Finishes slightly bitter and almost dry. Tasty!

Apr 04, 2021
3.81 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Mar 21, 2021
4.38 by smb71481 from Vermont on Feb 01, 2021
4.03 by Beerbom from California on Aug 11, 2020
4.39 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 04, 2020
4.33 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Jul 02, 2020
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4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Burnt orange-amber, fairly clear, and a vigorous pour opens up a big, pillowy, white head with killer lacing
Aroma: Whoa – hops and lots of them. Orange, pine, melon, citrus, dank, hop resin. Malt is WAY in the background but it is definitely there, lurking. No alcohol heat in the nose
Taste: Pine, peach, melon, citrus and dank take hold and don’t let go. Some malt sweetness follows but never has a chance to push it’s way to the forefront. Smooth but big bitterness in the finish. Awesome
Mouthfeel: Slippery but not too oily, good carbonation, a little chewy but not overdone given the overall bigness of this beer. Dry finish
Overall: Wow. This was the first beer I had from Boneyard when they were still in their infancy and I was impressed then and still am. Pumped to have a chance to have these in 6pk cans – new to them (kegs & on-site fills only usually) and assume COVID has to do with it so I’ll do my part to support them. A big, bold take on the classic West Coast Double IPA and still a, if not thee standard-setter. Delicious

Jun 23, 2020
4.06 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Jun 13, 2020
4.38 by Sellen from Connecticut on Jun 13, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Radome from Florida

Tasted on tap at 595 Craft and Kitchen, Las Vegas, NV.

Feb 09, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by patre_tim from Thailand

Copper hazy with a moderate amount of carbonation and 3 fluffy off white fingers of head.

Smells of caramel and orange, malt and fresh pineapple, mangoes and fried onions.

Fruity and malty, a bouquet of tropical fruits. Pineapple mangos passion fruit and guava. All are distinct and separate but play well in harmony. Light bitterness on the end, largely a sweet brew.

Medium body with moderate carbonation, an alcoholic burn but overall very light for the abv.

I got this at Boneyard Pub in Bend, OR, and am drinking it in Madras, OR, Aug 16th, 2019.

Aug 17, 2019
3.79 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 05, 2019
4.35 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 15, 2019
3.69 by PlinyMeNow from California on May 11, 2019
4.21 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Apr 29, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Unknown vintage; drank 8/13/15 @ Tap House Grill (Seattle).

See-through dark orange appearance.

Small white head; strong lace.

Mango, orange citrus, honey & apricot notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Honey, mango & caramel flavors up front; dry booze notes on the finish.

Balanced & enjoyable but a bit too dry.

Apr 08, 2019
Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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