Hop Venom Double IPA
Boneyard Beer Company

Hop Venom Double IPAHop Venom Double IPA
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Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #34
Ranked #409
4.42 | pDev: 8.14%
Tuesday at 01:05 AM
Sep 02, 2011
Hop Venom Double IPAHop Venom Double IPA
Notes: 80 IBUs
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden honey orange with a finger of foamy head that slowly settles to a thin cap with some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste follows nose.
May 15, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Beer_aenima7 from Idaho

3.08/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Not bad but nothing special at all. Like a perfectly neutral double IPA. Also it has been stated this beer hits your olfactory, not for me. Personal opinion, go for any different IPA or DIPA.
Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by TreeTopCasino from Washington

Apr 03, 2023
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Reviewed by zotzot from Vermont

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Drinking in a snifter at BlackBack Pub - still the best beer selection in Bẻmont.
Pours a nice orange-amber with a thick 2” head.
Hard orange hop smell.
Heavy bitternesss with some malt and a bit of citrus.
Somewhat harsh mouth feel. Somewhat astringent.
Very strong, but good.
Mar 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.67/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Fairly sustained, off-white head. Amber, with a little orange tint, for the look. Less than usual levels of aromatics. Mixed, candied grapefruit peel, medium toasted and caramelized, with a touch of pine, for the aroma. Even though light bodied for a double, the increased malt brings it up to IPA levels. Balanced mix of Darjeeling tea, tangerine and grapefruit peel, then medium toast, off-dry, caramel malt flavors.
Feb 16, 2023
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I tried this from a can omg amazing imperial IPA I loved it!
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.16 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Oct 16, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper pour, small head but left some nice lacing. Snot machine says, pine, citrus and some malts, flavor follows. Surprisingly smooth, I'd buy it in a minute if it was available here.
Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Limazulu from Idaho

4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-dark amber, mostly clear, modest head due to the high ABV
S-pungent hops in a good way, with a little of the malts
T-piney with balanced malts. Above average bitter, average sweet.
M-medium sticky oily, finishes dry.
O-More like a triple than a double, nothing subtle about this one.
Aug 26, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by Lobina from Arizona

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 5 by AmitC from New York

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jun 25, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Palustris from Washington

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Bodaciousbodbybeer

4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.58 by Brimstoned from Nevada

Jan 13, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by hockeypuck from Maine

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.15 by C4li from Oregon

Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.99 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Oct 19, 2021
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.41 by ghoulian

Sep 28, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Sep 28, 2021
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Reviewed by bitterandstout from Oregon

4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

4.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.23 by crobinso from Colorado

Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Jacobbartling

4.12/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by arini10 from Oregon

Apr 21, 2021
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.57 by FrankCastle from California

Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.81 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Mar 21, 2021
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