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Hop Venom Double IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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4.44/5
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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
Ranking:
#211
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
962
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
486
Gots:
128
Trade:
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Photo of Phurley2
3.25/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joe1510
4.28/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32oz Crowler

A big thanks goes out to Phil for this one! Hey, buddy! Hop Venom is golden with a dusky orange hue. The clarity is excellent. You can see, and follow, each tiny carbonation bubble that quickly rises to the surface if you so choose. A pure white tight head easily grows to a finger in height on the pour, eventually falling to a cap while leaving spotty lace in it's wake. That lace will have to be scrubbed from the glass, it's sticky.

The nose is all hops all the time and there's some depth. Pine sap segues into crushed aspirin seamlessly. Weird? Nah, it works. Mild booziness pops up and is slightly peppery while drying out the nose and further enhancing the hoppiness. Peach ring candy and tropical notes pop up big on the back end. A soft caramel maltiness makes up the backbone and I appreciate that. There's needs to be a little something there because it's obvious this beer is going to be a bruiser.

That crushed aspirin kicks off the flavor profile and I dig it. While that leads the way peach rings aren't far behind. along with that clean, peppery booziness. White grape and honeydew come through quite a bit, interesting. The pine sap is more subdued than the nose led on but it adds some depth along the periphery. The malt backbone brings a drizzle of caramel but make no mistake, this is a hop bomb.

The body on this beer is magical for a 9%+. It's moderate in weight but with a rather quick carbonation that pushes it through at a nice pace. The bitterness is assertive and I thoroughly enjoy it. It invades every portion of your mouth; tongue, cheeks, gums, everything. The finish is immediately dry and that only further accentuates the bitterness. This drinks like a 7%er, it's dangerous.

Damn! This is good beer. It's potent in the hop department and not only that but interesting and complex. The buzzsaw of bitterness keeps me coming back. It's dangerous as hell when taking the abv into consideration because it goes down easily. Thanks again for the drink, Phil, it's delicious!

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Photo of HoldenDurden
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shogun250
3.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fireazzi
3.88/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not a fan of West coast ipas I think. Kind of malty.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of billydrinksbeer
4.03/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprised this took me so long to get around to reviewing. Growler from MoC.

A clear copper with a dense, beige head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is a rather spectacular blend of fruity and bitter hops, a blend of clementines, grapefruit, nectarine and pineapple. Pine bitterness is present as well. A mild caramel sweetness is perceived, and does work well with the juicy hop flavor. The palate opens with a moderate pine and grapefruit pith bitterness before a wave of fruity hops takes over. Juicy pineapple, clementines, some stone fruit and even melon are present. The mid-palate does have some malt sweetness, enough to be noticeable but not too much (at least, when fresh - I can't imagine a 2-3 month old keg would be as good). Mildly sweet and moderately bitter on the finish, this beer is medium in body, creamily carboanted and a joy on the palate. Recommended.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On-draught @ Freshcraft in Denver.

Creamy as hell, though that kind of mutes the hops, reducing the pungency of the hop flavours. Floral and fruity, though not citrusy or tropical.

ABV is well disguised.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrutherford87
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dschamp
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a slightly caramel amber color. Big and malty bitterness with a slightly sweet finish. Some heat. Lots of candied citrus notes. This was a good one.

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Photo of SteveD082791
3.97/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiescins
4/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.94/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darktronica
4.38/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Here's the west coast IPA I've been looking for. Resinous and piney bitterness, but with some honey sweetness rounding out a smooth finish. Drinks very easy for 9%.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.12/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cruzgator
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 962 ratings
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