Hop Slinger India Pale Ale | Henniker Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
140 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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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
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
38
For Trade:
1
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3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of riderwbd
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkyer
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of msondel
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.82/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of andrenaline
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scorchedhero
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strengthdoc
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
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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3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.94/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of musicsherlock
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crotharagain
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
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 +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hop_junkie
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rallyr32
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Hop Slinger India Pale Ale from Henniker Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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