Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
On draught at Tin Bucket. Slightly hazy yellowish golden color. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit and pine. Taste is caramel, guava, mango, pine, and grapefruit. Sweet, resinous palate with a pleasing dose of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of sugar, citrus, melon, strawberry, pine. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness following and sweet dry finish with a CO2 bite. Overall this is really nice I2PA that is in no way overly bitter but instead has a great hop essence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma has lots of fruit, and a little pine/citrus. Full bodied. Instant hop burn beginning. Flavor is fruit, citrus, gets some caramel, then goes fairly earthy. And then resin/pine pops up. It’s quite fruity, has fair amount of caramel, and is bitter indeed, tho not bitingly so. Amazing good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8451) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3509) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17224) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40820) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1  2  3 4 5 6 7

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50