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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale | Henniker Brewing Co.

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Hop Slinger India Pale AleHop Slinger India Pale Ale
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3.68/5
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145 Ratings
Hop Slinger India Pale AleHop Slinger India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,529
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
145
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
40
Trade:
1
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Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Opaque orange with a short white head.

Aroma: Kind of faint malt sweetness along with hints of sugar and fruit.

Taste: Punchy apricot up front along with malt backbone. Nice hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Boozy and hoppy but approachable.

Overall: Nice standardish IPA. A wee bit maltier than most. Worth a try.

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Photo of Mthomas1221
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Topshelf-IPA
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange copper color and cloudy in a pint glass poured from a can by McWain Pond on a sunny July day. Picked up at Food City in Bridgton, ME ( great place for local craft beers) . Just the right bitterness. Good brown white head. Pine hints. Aroma is faint. Flavor is non-citrus and goes down easy. Not exactly memorable, but a good rendition of an East Ciast IPA . Might not pick it up again.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pork & Pickles BBQ.
Two pints, though both poured into pint glasses, I get what was going on, here's my observations:
The appearance was a glossy burnt yellow color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation rose at a moderate pace. Bar pour's kind of slim white foamy head slid off pretty quick to not leave any lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of mango to apricot hop sweetness melding with a light grassy hop contour. Clean caramel malts.
The flavor was somewhat sweet with a mobile smooth sweet semi-hoppy aftertaste and restrained bitterness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Bitterness harshness seemed barely there.
Overall, really good AIPA that I didn't know Henniker had it them, damn right they do!

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Photo of Johncnh
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riderwbd
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkyer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msondel
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mickyge
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.82/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scorchedhero
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strengthdoc
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to smanson56 for this one from the LIF box. 12oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Printed on bottom of can "This what it sounds like when hops cry", best by date of Sept 22-16. Poured a cloudy orange-yellow color with 1/4 inch of just off-white head with good retention and low lacing.

The aroma had a very low malt presence, with some bright hops on top. Across the palate, the grains showed up a bit better, and citrus, pine, and light floral hops popped up.

The body was a fairly typical medium. Drinkability was good, smooth with a dry finish. Overall, a solid brew, pretty typical for the style. Certainly worth trying if you come across it.

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Photo of smanson56
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JratBones
2.94/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of musicsherlock
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

7% (differing from BA listing)
70 IBU

Notes on bottom of can: Wicked Fresh until Jul-02-16
Reviewed 2/24/26

Pours a clear golden with a small bright white head that dissipates quickly. Some soapy lacing.

Feint smell, slightly fruity and piney. Not enough aromatics.

Wicked bitter (and I'm not even from New England). Very little malt backbone, unbalanced. Taste improves deeper into the glass but only a bit.

Mouthfeel is good, well carbonated and a bit sticky from the hops.

Underwhelming. Many, many better choices out there, even locally in NH.

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Photo of rorjets
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crotharagain
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is a good, solid IPA. Pours a nice cloudy orange but very little foam due to the lower than expected carbonation. Smell is average, hints of grapefruit and pine. Taste is the highest attribute. If only it had more carbonation, feel rating would have been higher and edged up my rating. Still, a decent IPA.

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Photo of dcbeers
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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