Hop Venom Double IPA | Boneyard Beer Company

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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

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#234
Reviews:
133
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982
pDev:
8.13%
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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury, VT after a bruising 9-hour drive from southern PA. (I just offer that for context: sometimes things taste better after a long day; also, provenance [Waterbury, IMHO, being being the galactic epicenter of craft brewing] might make a difference). A nice clear amber with a fine-bubbled persistent off-white head. Initial impression was OMG: smooth, creamy fruitiness, with lots amd lots of citrus, a healthy dose of pine, some earthiness to keep it real, and a dose of caramel and biscuit malts to balance everything out. Mouthfeel is fluffy and smoooooth; carbonation is perfect. Finish is dry and a little bitter, but sweet too.
If this sounds a bit over the top, it was intentional. This is beer number 926 for me and I ranked it second overall. Quite, quite impressive.

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4.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler fill from Last Drop. Served in my LHBCo tulip. Coppery in color, and translucent, without much head formation. Really nice tropical fruit aroma: pineapple, guava. Flavor has an initial bite, but is very flavorful still. Delicious simcoe dominates. I get sweet orange peel complemented by a biscuity malt presence which provides more balance than I expected from a proud, aggressively named, PNW IPA. My second ale from Boneyard does not disappoint, though living up to Armored Fist is hard to imagine.

Boneyard's website says 9% ABV and 60 IBU.

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3.43/5  rDev -22.6%
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
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4/5  rDev -9.7%
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3.25/5  rDev -26.6%
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4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
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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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3.5/5  rDev -21%
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3.82/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 982 ratings