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

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Ratings:
926
Reviews:
122
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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486
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3.25/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of GRG1313
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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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.24/5  rDev -3.6%

Thanks to DCLAguy11 for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with really nice citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: growler.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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

now i know why everyone freaks out about this one, its a beautiful northwest style double ipa, and its really super well done. i think its not all that interesting in its hop profile, its not trying to do too much, which is its most appealing quality in a world of experimental hop this, and numbered varietal that. its a classic, no matter how long it has been around, it has a permanent sort of flavor to it, like the gold standard of the style in some ways, but its also more of a "wow" for me in terms of overall quality than in terms of the flavor itself in that its not all that different than what a lot of others try to be, its just a lot better. i love the juicy and piney nature of the hops, and all the oil swirling around in here, this seems like fresh picked, incredibly rich in some ways, but not sweet in the end. not an irrelevant grain thing either, its both flavorful and flush in body, and its just enough to support the hops without getting in the way. surprised to see this served in a pint glass at choice city in fort collins, they must sell their kegs at a reasonable price. never seen this on tap here before, so maybe they have decided to launch in colorado? in any event, this beer is a treat, and if you never had it you will see what i mean when i say its often copied but almost never equaled. the alcohol is so well hidden, you could easily get into some trouble with this one!!!

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4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Bistro's DIPA fest. Was very pleasantly surprised by this beer. Hard to believe it's 10%, as it comes across as rather light-bodied, dry and balanced. It has a pale amber body, a few shades lighter than most PNW IPAs. Nice citrus nose with grapefruit leading the way, though it isn't as aromatic as several other beers I sampled that day. The palate is excellent, however, with big grapefruit and orange hop flavors balanced by an oily and biting but restrained bitterness, very Pliny the Elder-esque in that sense. Malt lends some body and slight sweetness, but it remains a lighter-bodied, hop-forward beer. Pretty impressive stuff, one of the best DIPAs I've had from Oregon.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to boralyl for shooting this growler out my way. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a clear golden color with a nice white head. Pretty good retention for a growler with a bit of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some really nice tropical and citrus notes. Hops are very, very prominent with not much else coming through the background. Flavor is similarly hop-centric, though not quite as intense as the nose. Great hop additions here, carrying seamlessly through the dry, bitter finish. Really a nice brew; I look forward to trying more from them.

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4.1/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange. White head.

Piney and hop resiny. Not tropical at all. Very bitter. Ends sticky.

Overall, a decent dipa, but I prefer the tropical ones.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Venom Double IPA from Boneyard Beer Company
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