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:
939
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
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485
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For Trade:
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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cruzgator
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mintzmeet
3.47/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Big body, but surprisingly smooth. Expected bitterness but it's totally subdued.
Aroma: not a strong smell. Hops.
Taste: coppery
Visual: normal? Nice lacing...
Feel: spicy

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Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woemad
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz snifter consumed at Manito Tap House in Spokane, WA, for $5.50.

Slightly coppery amber, with a decent, off-white head and really great clarity. Streaky, spotty lace.

The nose is redolent with geapefruiy and pine sappy hops. Minimal, sweet malt aroma.

The malts are bigger in the taste than in the nose. The taste is still dominated by the hops, but there's a big, meaty-textured malt backbone as well. The fruity and piney hops don't completely meld together, either.

Big body tothis, bigger than most IPAs, regular or double. Big, coating, sappy mouthfeel.

A lot of hops in this beer, but they don't all play nice. This is a BIG beer, almost more like a barleywine. I'm not sure it's my cup of tea.

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Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jacobdunne
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

DANK-LICIOUS

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Luckily stumbled upon this "want" in Burlington, VT. This is a beastly beer. Really pronounced hoppiness, especially on the tongue. West Coast hop concussion followed by an odd-yet-pleasant berry flavor. Enjoyed it a bunch.

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Photo of psychgawsple
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UcDru
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charrel
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rabbott2
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
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%
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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Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 939 ratings.
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