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Bend Hop Head Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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You’ve got to try this gold-medal winning Imperial IPA! Over 100 IBUs and 8.7% abv

HopHead won a Bronze medal at the 2008 GABF!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7330) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bomber. Bend is one of the hot breweries in PDX it seems. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A nice nose of caramel, resin, lemon. The flavor is certainly good: big resinous fruity sweet hops, balanced with biscuit and honey malt. Lingering big bitterness. Damn nice IIPA. Big bitter and orange finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2013
Draught at the Bend Brewing Co. in Bend, OR. Big citrus/pine mix in the nose, with some sweetness behind that. Dark streaky blonde. Massive hop hit in initial / fizzy mid with some balance and continuing orange/grapefruit notes / finish grooves the tongue with bitterness. Heavy body. Good stuff. Gets a bit sticky, near cloying in finish -- but overall this was the best (out of ten beers) I had at the brewery restaurant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bomber bottle, abv not stated, no best before date, at tasting on 18 November 2012. Thanks to Theydon_Bois for sharing. Straw colour. Some haze. Firm strong hops. Pine & grapefruit throughout. Nice one. Good, tasty IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting (from Belmont Station - Portland) 18/11/12. Lightly hazed pale golden with a thin white head that dissipates to the edge. Nose comprises light pine, touch of piss, grapefruit, bitter orange, hops. Tastes of pine, malts, bitter tropical fruits, grapefruit, hops. Medium bodied with soft fine carbonation, bitter finish. Decent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14334) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting, London. Thanks Colin! Pours clear, yellow-gold with a frothy, white foam head. Ripe citrus nose, some grapefruit and melon. Medium sweet flavor with light, dry citrus rind, mild spice. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately piney to finish, lightly warming, with pale malts, mellow bread, a bit more citrus fruits. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy. Bitter, grapefruity and citrusy. Peachy and crisp hoppy into a smooth fruity finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (885) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
Pours a sunny gold with not much white head. Juicy aroma of oranges, grapefruit, lime. This is my kind of double - lots of tropical fruits, citrus, malt balance and a great hop profile. The alcohol is slightly noticeable on the finish along with a citrusy hop bite.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (1136) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Light, cloudy orange appearance. Head hangs around with a fair amount of lace. Aroma is strong. Honey, hops, and sugar. Mouth is pretty light. Taste is very bitter but has a strange wheat like finish. This beer is close to being super tasty, but it could use a few tweaks.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Tap. Golden with white foamy head. Smells like citrus, pepper, and rubber..Flavor follows. Tea like.


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