Hop Slinger India Pale Ale | Henniker Brewing Co.

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Hop Slinger India Pale AleHop Slinger India Pale Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An India Pale Ale - gets its golden copper color from the light caramel malts, which provide a solid backbone to the support all the great hops. This beer presents with an overwhelming citrus aroma that leads into an unmistakable flavor of grapefruit. Hop Slinger leaves you with a nice dry bitterness that pairs well with spicy curries, salty fried foods and ginger based desserts.

Added by puboflyons on 01-19-2013

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3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

Great full-throttle American IPA here from the East Coast, a slight rawness adds a distinctive complexity. While the hoppiness is pretty aggressive, the underlying malt backbone shows a lot of balance for the style. Well worth seeking a bottle or two of this one.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.5%

LOOK: Clear copper color, lovely frothing

SMELL: Big citric hop, spice, peachy alcohol, green tea, lime leaves, orange ride, faint yeast

TASTE: Ample hop bitterness, warming, slightly pepppery, stone fruit, marmalade, smooth, toasted malt, bread crust, pineapple skin; bitter, drying finish

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy dark orange color. It had a small white head that left a bit of lace.

Aroma of citrus and caramel malt.

Mostly a grapefruit taste. Some caramel in the background, but it didn't play much of a role.

Very hoppy. Maybe too hoppy/unbalanced. Not certain I will try this again.

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Photo of Timtastic
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of dcbeers
4.18/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Drumomatic
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Stonehill64
1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on January 19, 2013.

I am proud to be the first person to review a beer from this new New Hampshire nano-brewery.

The pour is golden-copper with a full, off-white, foamy head that lingers for quite some time. The clarity is excellent.

The aroma is mostly piney hops with a grapefruit zing tickling my nose. The bready malts are more reserved but can be found lingering in the background.

The body is about medium and typical for the style.

The taste is vibrant and bitter with a quick hint of bready malts followed by an explosion of hops that leave a moderate to bold bitterness lingering on the tail end. If you are an IPA fan with bold hops you will probably like this one. Congrats on the new brewery!

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Photo of liquorpig
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of hockeypuck
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mike
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ScaryEd
2.6/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, golden-orange color with a decent white head that leaves almost no lacing. The head is gone fairly quickly.

The aroma is far too subtle, with very mild notes of citrus and pine. Hardly any malt to be detected.

The taste is floral and extremely bitter. Not very balanced. Just a bitter, chalky flavor.

The feel is medium bodied with ridiculously high carbonation. Not sure if it was just the bottle I had but it burned my throat with every sip. A bit sticky and resin-y on the back end. Not very pleasant.

Overall, not impressed with this one. It's far too bitter and doesn't offer a whole lot else. Not something I'd pick up again.

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Photo of Inglewood
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mmcdonald79
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mountdew1
3.47/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a nice dark amber, with a reasonable number of streams of bubbles rising from the bottom. Head was a foamy dirty white that sat nicely, but had no cling. Aroma was citrusy, primarily grapefruit that peaked around the hoppiness. Taste was primarily hoppy, but had a strange finish to it. Something not quite right, but I can't place the taste, almost a sour citrus soap. Felt great. Coated very well, not at all watery, with a nice amount of tingly from the carbonation. Overall a solid beer, but the strange flavor was detracting.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Gold body with a slight haze. I decided not to pour the slug at the bottom in this time. Decent white head, leaves moderate tight lacing/rings on the pint glass.
S - Earthy, spicy hops. Light sweet caramel malt.
T - Nice balance of the hops and malt. Hosp are gentle spicy/bitterness. Seems more like an English style IPA.
M - Medium body, medium carb. Dries the palate.
O - A good IPA. Previous review was from an uknown bottle date bomber. This is from an unknown date can. However I think the cans just started showing up so I assume this is fresher. It's worth a shot.

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Photo of garyloveman
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthowland
4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smanson56
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyB
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mickyge
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
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