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:
936
Reviews:
124
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
483
Gots:
127
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a pint glass from a growler on March 30, 2016. Not as good as the Bend bozos would have you believe.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler shared by Todd. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a cap, leaving behind ample splotchy lacing. Transparent amber body. Looks like a DIPA should.

S - I was expecting a hyper-attenuated West Coast DIPA, but this is far more 'Mid-Westian' to my palate. Dank, piney, and slightly earthy hops, with notes of grapefruit and a bit of tropical fruit are balanced by caramel and icing sugar maltiness. Alcohol is well-hidden.

T - The taste a similarly enjoyable mix of grapefruit and orange peel hops, sweet tropical fruits, and sugary malts that verge to the browner end of the scale. There's an odd astringency in the finish that I don't totally enjoy mixed in with the moderate bitterness.

M - Pleasant, moderate carbonation. Chewy, medium-full body, with good heft for the listed 8.9%. Slightly dry in the finish, with some light alcohol warming that lingers.

D - A nice beer, but I can think of quite a few DIPAs I'd rather drink. Perhaps there's some batch variation to this. Eminently drinkable, other than the slightly off finish. However, I found myself reaching for the Notorious Triple throughout the evening, and it's a rarity for me to prefer a Triple IPA to a Double IPA.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a half finger white head the good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, piney hops with some good dankness, tropical fruit and orange citrus, nice. Flavor follows with light caramel malt, dank, piney and lightly citrus hops, orange family citrus, light guava and papaya. Finishes with resinous, herbal piney and dank hops with pleasant hops and mild caramel lingering. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good mouth feel. A classic West Coast style IPA with great fresh tasting hops that would not be out of place in a fresh hopped ale. The aroma has distinct caramel, but the in the taste the malt seems quite neutral, allowing the hops to take the whole stage, although a light toffee flavor shows up in the finish. A very well made imperial IPA with a great hop bill. Deserves its reputation.

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Photo of IrishColonial
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of drabmuh
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At the time of this review, this is #15 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. Served in a snifter from a 64 ounce growler.

Beer is orange / amber and completely clear with moderate carbonation, steady and a white head of small bubbles with lacing and some nice retention. Looks good.

Aroma is strong and forceful with nice citrus and fruits and a lot of hop earthiness.

Beer is light in body and chewy with hop character and flavor on the palate, sulfur and earth with strong pops of fruit breaking through. I bet this beer is amazing on draft, the growler version is great but if the fruits would pop a bit more I'd really love it more. Definitely a repeat.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of stevoj
3.95/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Crowler from share on 11/12. Pours out a nice, rich golden color, with small, soft, fluffy head. Hops dominate the aroma, some nice citrus, fruity sweetness. Taste continues with more of the hop forward flavors, some juicy tropical fruits. Lingering bitter bite.

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

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

A maltier DIPA that drinks towards On the Wings. Big pine character along with grapefruit.

Not exactly my hop or malt profile, but a well made "richer" DIPA with clean drinking mouthfeel.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of Nichols33
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of flagmantho
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: great orange hue with plenty of haze and a finger of creamy ivory foam. Nice!

Smell: rich malt with very fresh, citrusy hops. Quite good indeed.

Taste: strong malt flavor with a rich and delicious citrus hop character throughout. Bitterness is quite balanced for a beer of this much hop character. Amazingly smooth for a beer of this strength.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a moderate carbonation and a good creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: hugely drinkable for an IPA of this strength, both in hoppiness and ABV. Wonderful.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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

On tap at the green dragon today. Only available in 10 ounce glasses (but my bartender/waitress gave me a BIG 10 ounce glass).

The beer pours a slightly hazy, nearly opaque light orange color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is a stunner.... outside of hill farmstead out East, no one is making DIPA's like this. I get a huge aroma of rock candy, dank earth, dry citrus and pine, pine and more pine. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this hophead's orgasm in a glass. There's some noticeable sweet malt, but the hoppy bitterness quickly grabs it by the neck and pounds it into submission. Still, this DIPA is remarkably well balanced in this hugely flavorful DIPA, and I'm still trying to figure out how they got this kind of mouthfeel. The beer is medium bodied to full, with a long, bitter, yet somehow still soft and creamy on the finish, DIPA. This is clearly a big beer, but it's not at all heavy, hot or tiring on the finish. The way the brewer has integrated the alcohol into the flavor profile... this is something I seldom see in such a kick ass, in your face, DIPA.

Impressive!

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Photo of yourefragile
2.25/5  rDev -48.7%

Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a teku, a clear amber color with a fluffy white head. Was not expecting the color. Smell is phenomenal. Lots of tropical fruits, Papaya, mango, pineapple and a touch of pine. Taste similar to the smell. Flavor just coats your mouth. This is a very balanced double. The malt lingers in the background and supports the hops without getting in the way. Very Solid. Would compare this to DRIPA and Bodhi.

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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
4.39 out of 5 based on 936 ratings.
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