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Hop Slayer | Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as "King Paddy"

Added by GDBEERMAN on 06-03-2010

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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Photo of vicsju1991
4.74/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into pint glass
A - pours a hazy dark ambery brown, with a two finger head,
S - very citrusy and grapefruity
T - delicious hop bite, some malt sweetness, citrusy as well
M - very smooth and drinkable, kinda creamy
O - very very good double ipa

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Photo of curtiswvu
4.73/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This Double IPA from Onion Pub is probably their best offering to date.

I had two glasses this sitting: 1) via the cask in a tulip and 2) straight tap into a pint glass. I liked the normal tap better, as the increased carbonation delivers the hops better. Pours a nice hazy orange beer, along with a couple fingers of clear white foam.

Very nice double IPA, clean tasting with tons of citrus notes and fruit.

Amazing stuff, glad it is going to be available around here year round.

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Very good beer. Not to dry.

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4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep orange, hazy and "thick" looking- unable to see through it well. White head with light lacing, looks great!
Malt, citrus, orange, hops character and grapefruit
Very hoppy! A strong bitterness that lingers as a long piney finish, mild malt character, big mouthfeel and citrus character
I like this beer a lot and the brewery is a great place with great food. I had it on tap and I would suggest you do the same. I don't much care for the can phenominon that is going on with craft beer, so get it from a keg if you can.


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4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a honey-orange color with a clumpy, three finger white head sitting on top. Pretty opaque. Good head retention and nice lacing.

S- Bitter orange peel and woody scents. Spicy, makes my nosey burn. In a good way.

T- Holy hops. A pith-like bitterness from start to finish. Slight booziness but the alcohol is mostly hidden well. Lemon meringue? Crazy bitter, the biggest hop kick to the face that I've had in a while.

MF- Well-carbonated, medium mouthfeel, creamy but light and super refreshing.

O/D- "This is the shit". Hopheads only, not for the faint of palate. If you're around these parts, make sure to obtain this.

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4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Served as King Paddy.

A: A golden blonde, hazy ale with a off white nose. Very good lacing with a two inch nose and good head retention.

S: The aroma was very pleasing, that of flowers and spice. A very well hopped beer which is present from the smell alone.

T: The taste of this beer was piney and strong. A nice presence of malt on the finish adds to the well balance of these complex flavors. Good carbonation with this IIPA. The alcohol presence is increase as the beer warms. Served nice and chilled, while refreshing, time is needed to allow to warm to fully sense all flavors.

M: With a nice silky mouthfeel, this brew is a great slow sipper, one that I found nice to end the night with.

D: while this brew is always 7$, even on 2.25 pint night (Wednesdays), I had joined the mug club just to be able to get it for 4$ all the time. This IIPA was IMHO the spot light of the beers that are brewed at the Onion. Very good and should be bottled in the cans, like the little brother, paddy's pale ale. Seek this out all you Illinois beer hunters.

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4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-darker than expected. Clean caramel color. Cream colored head. Some sticky lacing. Expecting big malty flavor from this.

S-a touch of sweet malt in the smell at first. Then big, dank, fresh hops. Not very often you get this fresh of a hop aroma. Very nice.

T-dank, sticky hops. Pine and grapefruit abound here. A hefty portion of toffee flavoed malt as well. Exceptional flavor, IMO.

M- slightly creamy with moderate carbonation. A little over bubbly but it doesn't distract from the great flavor.

O- overall, this reminds me of an imperial dales pale. Pine, grapefruit, and rich british malt. A great balance of flavor. Not the hoppiest, most bitter imp. Ipa but very nice.

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Photo of vande
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap recently at my local Tap-House...

A ~ pours a pretty looking, cloudy orange-red color with a decent layer of head that leaves quickly...

S ~ lots of fruits, a sense of tropical aroma[ed] hops here...Lots of citrus, grapefruit, some pineapple...

T ~ Well hidden alcohol level here, greatly masked by the explosion of hops that splatter across one's taste buds...a great tasting imperial ipa!

M ~ medium bodied, well carbed smooth drinking IPA

O ~ tap and/or can - a good buy and a palate pleaser!

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Hop Slayer from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 397 ratings
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