Benny Brew Hopenstein | Benny Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Benny Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
bennybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 02-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
17
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by WesWes:
Photo of WesWes
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is excellent. It has a crisp and refreshing pale and Carapils malt scent along with an awesome floral/citrus hop nose. The taste is great! It has a light and bitter flavor that's smooth drinking with a citrus/floral hop finish. It's a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is damn fine IPA that's not overly complex, but has excellent hop character.

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Photo of BeerIsland
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this beer up at Krugel’s a week ago which a pretty sweet beer store. The Hopenstien is a nice golden amber color and the heads mounts up beautifully. The nose is a rich blend of malt and hops and lowkey in intensity. I like the flavor of this beer and, for all the hops, is well balanced. The finish trends toward hoppy. It seems a bit stronger than 6.5%. This would be an interesting beer on draft.

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Photo of BeenTired
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dogma33
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of pavpav12
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of ptat
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twenty5
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Brewathome1966
4.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought this at Antonio's in Nanticoke, PA. Pours a very clear copper: white head on top : smell of CITRA hops: with bitter hoppiness. IPA the way it's SUPPOSED to be! Great job, Benny Brew Co! Looking forward to a double IPA from you in the future.

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Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - sp00ky label. Reminds me of a bad 90s geocities website. Pours a moderately opaque golden brown. Dark and dank. Fluffy head.

S - pungent and deeply tropical. Overripe melon and sticky orange jam. Dank hop juice.

T - more of the nose--sweet candy but quickly dries out into fresh, grassy, hoppy bitterness. The guys at the brewpub said it was hoppy and I believe it. Pine and grapefruit zest. Leaves a killer lingering bitterness that just claws at the tongue and sides of the mouth. A bit of bright tangerine pops up like a dog trying to see over a fence- jump jump jump!

F - low carbonation and exceptionally creamy, especially for the low-ish ABV. Like drinking butter. Damn.

O - Benny's claim to fame and it's good. Has a little bit of everything, ranging from juice to hops to pure luxury.

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Photo of MerryTapster
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours copper with a nice thick creamy head thats lasts throughout the whole beer.

S: Grapefruitness, bread and mild spice.

T:Great hop character. Really blends perfectly with the beer. Not to overpowering but present. Bready, biscuity characters blend nicely with a subtle sweetness.

M: Carbed up pretty good. Smooth and crisp. Delightfully refreshing.

O: Good beer. Since I live about 20 miles from Nanticoke and never heard of these guys I figured what the hell. Stands up well to other East Coasts IPA IE: Flower Power, Nugget Nectar. Really a great beer.

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Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a pint of this new brew ($5.00) post-lunch at the Georgetown Deli on 26JAN11.

Standard pint glass was brimming with a clear, medium-copper liquid. Head was light tan, tight and fine, and lasted quite well while producing lovely lacing. Aroma was inviting, with a solid amount of rindy grapefruit. Body was the standard, middle of the road medium, with a fairly smooth tongue feel.

Flavor led with a touch of toast, but hops soon took over and dominated. There was lots of grapefruit here, with ever-so-subtle smidges of pear and green apple. Lots of rindy, pithy action ensued, with a touch of pine. Top-shelf stuff for a new brewery! Prosit!!

4.35
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5

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Photo of rjvanston
3.4/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKCNittany
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muletrane
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a nonic.

A: Pours a clear light amber colour. 2 fingers of dense white head. Good retention and moderate lacing.

S: I'm getting a decent amount of caramel malt and citrusy hops. Smell sticks around for the whole glass. Doesnt fade.

T: Carmel malt up front and nice balance of citrus and floral hops. Very nice balance between malt and hops here. Slightly bitter finish with some lingering hop presence.

M: Moderate to thin body with moderate carbonation. Slick feel overall.

Overall I was quite surprised with this beer. A very nicely balanced IPA. A definite repeat purchase here.

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange color with a big rocky off-white head that leaves gobs of foam (really too much to call lacing!). A careful pour is needed to avoid pouring a whole glass of foam.

Light citrus aroma leads into a fresh tangerine flavor. Juicy and tasty. Maybe a hint of papaya. The finish is quick but spicy with a bit of a pine note.

Juicy medium-light body with refreshing carbonation and a dry finish. The is a tasty brew that disappears quickly - very drinkable! It is slightly thin in body and one-note on the citrus character, but all in all, a very tasty and drinkable IPA.

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Benny Brew Hopenstein from Benny Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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