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

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392 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
392
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 392 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can purchased at the brewery last night.
L: Pours a cloudy orange with an eggshell colored head that quickly fades to a ring. It leaves a nice filmy lacing.
S: Citrus fruit and sweet malts.
T: It's a bit sweet upfront.
F: Medium bodied, nice carbonation.
O: Not bad, but not sure I'd buy it again.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emeyerc
2.24/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

What a disappointment. The hops were obviously slayed before they got near the beer. Cloudy, rust-colored pour and a sustained foamy head were promising, but then the taste was overwhelmingly malty. Not at all the happy hoppy burst I was expecting from this diabolical, hop-crowned skull adorned can. Feel was velvety with a light carbonation. Would kill if rebranded as a scotch ale.

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Photo of tbeer40
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hiphops
2.67/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

can not dated but sold cold and new style orange no low rider just skull with hat and stache and flavor saver (looks better at least) into a tulip
it's orange tinged murked up brown big thick small bubbled head
smells like caramel roasty malts and band aids
it tastes sweet yes but also nicely bitter with some tea action
feels ok medium body medium bubbles the bitterness keeps it dry and clean it doesn't taste sweet like it smells
i'm surprised i don't hate it based on the smell and look. wouldn't buy it again though.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid, murky burnt orange with just under two fingers of off-white head. Nice retention and lacing. Aroma is full of citrus, orange, and resin hops, with biscuit malts. Well blended and dynamic aroma. Flavor profile is very similar. The malt profile is much heavier in the flavor profile then the aroma. Citrus, orange, and resin hops punch through as well. Mouth feel is thick, with some carbonation harshness and graininess. Overall, a well-put together DIPA with strong characteristics. The malt profile is heavy, and drowns out some of hops in the flavor profile.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Completely opaque, I want to say like iced tea colored...brown with some toffee and blonde hints but not even that. 2 finger stable head formed like a Guinness; lots of lace left behind.

Sweet brown sugar and toffee lift up from the head to the nose, with cinna bread and herbs.

Flavor is both way too sweet and slightly pleasant at the same time. The brown sugar and toffee are like - BOOM, overwhelming, and then conflicting notes of juicy hop and herb come forward in a desperate attempt to pull this from malt liquor category. Overall, to describe it? Cotton candy dipped in pickle juice. Just not my kind of IPA.

Electric carbonation out front, followed by a chalkiness and a dry finish.

Overall, I had to have at least ONE Wild Onion beer, to chalk the brewery off my list. I'm glad I only paid $1.79 for this single, and was able to obtain it across the border in Minnesota. I'm going to dump this now, without regret. Goodbye Hop Slayer, you've been rather difficult.

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Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For review purpose explanation-can was a couple months old. Malt bomb when fresh, still a malt bomb now. Don't remember getting a ton of hops then, even less now. Looks and smells good though.

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Photo of Psg5062
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of julescake
2.9/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmesce2
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cp45
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KurtE
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budinetz
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andywhite85
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TooGood
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Slayer from Onion Pub & Brewery / Wild Onion Brewing Co.
3.69 out of 5 based on 392 ratings.
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