D.H. IPA | Henniker Brewing Co.

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58 Ratings
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D.H. IPAD.H. IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Henniker Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
hennikerbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Dry-Hopped? Different Hops every year? D.H. IPA is our designated hitter, the one in the lineup you wait for! Brewed with a sturdy malt body to balance out the outrageous amount of hops, this double IPA is not fooling around. This year we used a zippy blend of Amarillo, Apollo, Nugget, and Kohatu hops that are sure to please. Pair it with spicy food and an adventurous spirit!

Added by princeofthepoint on 03-07-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
8.62%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Prost76
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours amber with a nice, fluffy head. Lacing. Lots of pine and fruit in the nose. Flavor of hops in the mouth as well. Enjoyable beer!

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Photo of mrblonde37
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aadkins0331
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just had for the first time. Very good. Highly recommend. Plan to try other beers from this brewery. Looking for to getting more.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22oz bottle, undated (as best I can tell). Served in a nonic.

Pours a turbid, dark grapefruit colour with a scant finger of white suds. Excellent retention and a little lacing.

Smells sharp and sweet, melons, tropical fruits and white bread.

A quick impression of sweet breadiness and caramel is immediately obscured by a dopesmack of fruity bitterness; melon-infused bhong water, grapefruit pith and mango, with allspice and honey. Some mouth-coating sweetness returns on the backend and balances pleasantly with a little lightly lingering hop bitterness.

Feel is medium-to-heavy bodied, mouth coating and creamy, amply carbonated.

Overall, a highly serviceable, easy drinking big-boy beer from Henniker. It's gratifying to support a local brewery and be rewarded by seeing them getting better and better.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this beer!!

A - Very hazy dark orange color with a micro-thin lacing ring.

S - Tropical fruit and light caramel malt.

T - Guava, passion fruit, floral, some spiciness, lingering bitter sweet tropical fruit.

M - Big medium body.

O - This is a fantastic beer!!!

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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigorange
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrob22278
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a chalice

Hazy orange in appearance

Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, orange, tangerine

Taste of the tropical fruit hops

Light to medium on the body

Nice beer

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Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risendragon
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought from Trader Joe's in Nashua and poured into my trusty IPA glass.

L- Bronze, very thin head, some decent lacing. (3.75)

S- I was expecting a hop bomb for a double IPA, but what I get is more malt with the hops in the background. The hops themselves are quite fruity, some hints of pine and cedar in there. I am also getting honey as well. (4)

T- At first, I rated this lower, but now after a few swigs and swishes, I do enjoy this! The bitterness is rather smooth and the hops really provide depth to the malt character of this beer. It's not a hop bomb by any means, I am getting tropical flavors like lychee, some passion fruit, a bit of guava, even a hint of coconut. The pine presence in the aroma is not present at all in the taste. Enjoyable! (4.25)

F- For a double IPA, it's a bit thin and I was expecting a bigger head. But, it's definitely a smooth drinker! (3.75)

O- At first, I wanted to dislike this beer. But the more I drank of it, the more I liked it. I actually gave a bottle of this to my father for Father's Day and I am curious as to how he found it. (4)

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Photo of AirBob
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Muddy brown body with orange hues. Half an inch of soapy white head. Great rentetion and lacing.

Caramel malts. Underlying pine and orange. Touch of honey and maybe some graham cracker.

Follows the nose. Caramel maltyness. Floral, orange, slight pine, honey, touch of citrus bitterness in the finish.

Fuller bodied for the style. A touch creamy. Low carbonation.

Somewhat disappointed with this. Heavy malt character. Lacking any tropical or juicy qualities. Ugly muddy look. Reminded me of a refined 7 month old Kelso Industrial Pale Ale. I dont understand the highly rated reviews below....

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Remdog
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scotorum
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this because I had a couple of pints of their "Dry-Hopped IPA" at Strange Brew in Manchester last month and loved it, wondered how "Designated Hitter" DH compared.

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber inton a Tree House stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent amber with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Fairly intense citrus and pine.

t: Follows the nose with moderate bitterness over a medium bready malt base. Bitterness lingers only slightly on a dry finish. Later some caramel malt notes appear.

m; Medium plus, great body and good carbonation tingle.

o: A tasty and satisfying sipper DIPA, substantial and enjoyable. If this was regularly availabe in my state (bought the bottle in NH on a recent trip) and at a significantly lower pricepoint than $10 it would become a go-to.

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Photo of harsley
3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rideguy64
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierman9
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on draft at the Nashua Garden as I type. Served In a shaker pint glass, $3.50 during Happy Hour!!

Has a rich, golden-copper color, with a little haze. Head is white and creamy, though short and thin. There's lots of nice lacing left on the glass. Aroma has some decent citrus plus a bit of tropical fruit. The body is a solid medium, and it passes fairly smoothly on the tongue.

Flavor kicks off with some subtle caramel and toasty malt. The sweetness is light, segueing into the hop action. The lupulins are at a nice level but not in yo' face. There is a smidge of mango and sweetish tangerine, plus green apple and later some pineapple. It's a little piney and finishes on the dry side. All in all? A tasty, fresh, local DIPA. Prosit!

4.02/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of SebastianOwl
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JasonHaviland
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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D.H. IPA from Henniker Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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