Hop Venom Double IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boneyard Beer Company
Oregon, United States
boneyardbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
80 IBUs

Added by msubulldog25 on 09-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
926
Reviews:
122
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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486
Gots:
125
For Trade:
3
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4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UcDru
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charrel
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rabbott2
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Like RPM, this is top notch, with both some paradigmatic west-coast features and some dimensions that make it distinctive and unique. And it is just delicious. Anyway...from a growler into a shaker. Pours a hazy slightly dirty golden-amber. Off-white head with spotty retention and lacing. Nose is of orange rind, fleshy grapefruit, earthy piney resin, and some caramel and bready maltiness. And something else that's kind of sweet and kind of earthy (kind of like tobacco but different) and makes venom the perfect adjective. Taste follows...this is really quality. Like RPM, it isn't overly bitter...but it is really flavorful and hoppy, and there's a substantial malt presence too.

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Photo of nygannon
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Crowler Date: 3/8/17
Palate Contaminants: none

The color is a nice, clear gold with lots of fine white head. Very nice lacing, too.

The smell is not particularly complex, but I'd guess that's because the peach juice is so strong. There's a little pineapple and pine nut, but the peach juice...

The peach juice is there up front in the taste, unsurprisingly (and thankfully). White grapes are in there, as well. There's a little earthiness – I'll say moss – accompanied by bitterness in the second half of the game. It's very nicely balanced: Nothing overwhelms, and what's there stands up for itself.

The carbonation is very well integrated, and the aftertaste is as well balanced as everything else.

Impressive.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

nice looking brew. golden orange with a white head, nice lacing. on nose and palate are notes of sweet malt, intensely malty. some citrus and dankness coming through as well as piney and floral and some spice. overall a bit too malt forward for me but I can understand the appeal - its definitely well done!

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MOTS77
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Timtac
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KMitch
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This felt very much like an old school IPA. It's very far from where IPAs are currently trending, with all the juice and the haze etc. But it was still delicious, and I could appreciate that, like DFH 90 min, it was probably much higher rated back in the day.

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Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. This was on my list of DIPAs to try for a while and was not expecting to see it on tap in Copenhagen. This isn't really my style for a DIPA - it is malty, but not very bitter; still, it is a very well made beer.

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Photo of mdlb44
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MLDucky
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gary509
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MjBrewhouse
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quesophresco
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boston970
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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