Blood Orange Imperial IPA
Bent Hill Brewery

Blood Orange Imperial IPABlood Orange Imperial IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,801
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #24,021
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.88%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
46
From:
Bent Hill Brewery
 
Vermont, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  12
SCORE
88
Very Good
Blood Orange Imperial IPABlood Orange Imperial IPA
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Tmyhre802:
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Tmyhre802 from Vermont

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 24, 2015
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JakerLou from New Hampshire

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 14, 2020
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in a tulip. Pours a lovely bright orange hue with a fluffy, 1.5 inch bright white head embedded with pinpricks and craters. Clarity is slightly hazy. Nose expresses bright citrus notes with a slightly candied character at the back. Taste is a bit dull and muted. Citrus as well as some pith and biscuit malts. Mouthfeel is light-medium (closer to light) in body with a mild acidity. Overall, a decent offering. Alcohol is well-hidden and it's not heavy or cloying, but it's difficult to standout with all competition in the IPA market right now.

Oct 14, 2019
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Velivolus1 from Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 19, 2020
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a murky orange tinged with brown with nearly 2 fingers of white head that leaves behind decent lacing. Aroma is a it subdued but citrusy and tropical with lychee and some blood orange. Taste hits the same notes as the aroma lychee upfront with a bit more brightness from the citrus towards the finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, and a bit of a slick mouthfeel. Overall I'm not a fan and I don't plan on revisiting.

Apr 26, 2017
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davegray from California

4.34/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 21, 2015
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Whitley from Vermont

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Badass DIPA. Very tasty and smooth. Definitely worth trying. It has become one of my leading favorites !

Aug 16, 2018
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SABERG from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 27, 2015
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 05, 2015
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clake from Vermont

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 04, 2015
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 650 ml bottle in trade from a non-BA member. Sampled June 27, 2015.

Slightly murky medium amber pour under a modest head.

Good straight forward hop and roasted malt aroma. And those oranges are an intriguing addition.

Medium smooth body.

The taste is sweet and orange infused with a bitter hop bite to end.

Jun 27, 2015
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bobv from Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fresh can received last Friday (6/22.)
No date, but I know it's fresh because the brewer didn't offer this to our store until last week. Moderate to vigorous pour yields 3/4 inch slightly off white head over a cloudy golden body with some sticky lacing. Head is down to a ring after more than a few minutes and comes back nicely after a swirl or two. Nice nose of sweet citrus (blood orange!) and a bit of floral notes as well. Not bad at all. Taste of more citrus with a citrus pith bitterness on the finish. Feel is pretty good for any juice bomb, which is normally lacking in carbonation. Overall, this is much better than most of the previous reviews would have you believe. Cheers!

Jun 26, 2018
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bylerteck from Canada (ON)

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy brownish orange colour. One finger of nice soapy white head. Good carbonation coming up. Spotty lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Lot's of citrus, grain, orange, grapefruit.

T - Grapefruit pith, orange, alcohol, syrupy fruit, some rough alcoholic medicinal notes. Orange is definitely there but not in a crazy capacity.

M - Not too much in terms of bitterness for a DIPA. Good carbonation, nice full body.

O/D - Overall pretty decent. A little rough around the edges but it has a good hop flavour but maybe is overshadowed by the orange. Worth a crack.

May 06, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

2.69/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours on the dark side, smells musty, tastes earthy, feels creamy, overall just not good.

Jul 05, 2015
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morrowd3 from Vermont

3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aug 30, 2015
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DaveHack from Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

May 26, 2015
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - opaque golden bronze. Nice jiggly fluffy head.

S - acrid orange peel: the juices that barely ooze out when you really squeeze that rind. Dank and spicy mosaic with bitey malts. Lemon and grapefruit--the rinds of course!

T - it does nail the blood orange. Deep, penetrating bitter orange flavor with toasted grapefruit twang. Malty, rich, and heavy. Citrus is the name of the game, with lots of earthy bitterness, especially on the finish.

F - 8.2% definitely lends some heaviness with a hint of syrup. Robust enough.

O - I always enjoy blood orange in a beer and this is no exception. Maybe a tad too bitter and aggressive, but at least it delivers what it claims.

Dec 09, 2018
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the very old bottle tucked away in my fridge, it pours a hazy, faintly orange amber color with a modest head that soon diminishes to a thin ring. In the nose, it is orange and citrus and smells nice (per my friend). In the mouth, it is slightly bitter orange in taste, with a malt base.

Mar 14, 2021
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So glad I had this beer and formed my opinion on it before seeing where the brewery was located. I thought the brewery killed it on this beer.

The look is a deep orange with a red tinge. Very interesting for an IPA. The look and feel went hand in hand. A great head with chewy carbonation. A nice look and feel to sink your teeth into.

The smell was fruity, but light on the hops, and heavy on the malts. The taste followed suit. Taste started off fruity, highlighting the blood orange. It moved pretty quickly to a malty/caramel base finish. Friggin tasty.

If you grab this beer expecting a nice fruity, hop-forward Vermont offering you will be sorely disappointed. Put the beers origin aside and objectively grab yourself one for what it is. You won't be sorry.

Apr 29, 2015
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briiguy from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 04, 2015
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luvbier from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 20, 2017
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malfunxion from New York

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apr 06, 2015
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Bieniek30 from New York

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Jun 11, 2015
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Bustersuess from New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 12, 2015
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smb71481 from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 19, 2018
Blood Orange Imperial IPA from Bent Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 46 ratings