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Bend Hop Head Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30913) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (766) - 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 (960) - 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 (883) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Tap. Golden with white foamy head. Smells like citrus, pepper, and rubber..Flavor follows. Tea like.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 13, 2012
Delicious. This one works really well. The nose is floral hops, grassy resins, slight malt at the back end. Well balanced hops take over but its awesome, they got the recipe just right

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raphael (876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Sometimes a beer just hits you right. floral crush of hops, some citrus, some resin, full spectrum, with some peach-honey on the edge, and the beer this comes out of is lighter than I’d expect, yellow beginning to orange. thin white head. light and smooth in the mouth but definite. an unsweet malt heaviness behind the flavor, hops more of the resin side, sharp hop edge but well-balanced.definite warming. balanced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle. Amber with fair head. Aroma is hop and malt and not extreme. Flavour has noticeable ABV level, strong hops and good malt base. Not spectacular enough to make me think Imperial is a good thing. I am trending back to big hops, balanced malt and session able ABV levels.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours clear golden yellow/brass. Aroma of resinous hops, herbal notes, pine, orange peel, and caramel malts. Flavour the same. Nice, full bodied, well balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnbthompson (31) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
This beer has changed over time. The old Hop Head was a cloudy, citrus flavored Imperial IPA. Now appears filtered and more of a resin like IPA. Too bad. This was a local favorite when available. The alcohol was masked in earlier version now dominates the palate. Tawnya the brewer has left...things change. But...if you are in town....it still is worth the price on Tuesday locals night!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (969) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark orange with a slight haze, medium-sized head of good retention and bubbly lacing. Sofft aromas of orange, pine, grass, light malt, and earthy spice. Also some cotton candy and big-time floral notes as it warms. Medium sweet, mild bitter flavor. Balanced but the bitterness grows. Medium body, heavy texture, low carbonation, and a balanced finish.


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