Hophead Imperial IPA | Bend Brewing Company

Hophead Imperial IPAHophead Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
4.13/5
78 Ratings
Hophead Imperial IPAHophead Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bend Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
bendbrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 10-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,785
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
78
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of CPAles
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber color with a rapidly dissipating foam in the Ciney snifter. Lovely aroma of peach. Some prickle on the tongue, but less carbonated than most beers. Medium body and a little sticky. Some fumes of alcohol but not overly hot.

Malty and a little sweet. Apricot flavor, and tart-edged ripe peach. Moderate bitter aftertaste at first that gets more intense as you sip. A clean, strong hoppy brew with wonderful aromatics. It would benefit from more spritz. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Platypus in Bend. This current version is 9.00%.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber in color. Mostly clear with a bubbly white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is stone fruit, pine, grapefruit and caramel malt. The flavor is hop forward. Citrus and pine. Very resinous. Heavy hops bitterness in the finish. A little hint of alcohol vapor present as well. A decent beer overall.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Bailey's Taproom, Portland, OR

A: The beer is somewhat hazy yellow in color and has some hints of amber hues—it is too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral, citrus, and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that there is a little more pineyness along with hints of caramel malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather drinkable for a Double IPA as it does a very good job at hiding its alcohol.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of NWHopinator
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very light for an imperial. Hops come in later in the aftertaste. 89/100

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MtOrion
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It was a true Imperial IPA. Well Balanced, full flavor. The Bitter did not over throw as many do, the malt sat side by side. Balance balance balance.

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4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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Hophead Imperial IPA from Bend Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 78 ratings
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