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Bend Hop Head Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2009
Strong biscuity malt backbone with light sweet caramel accents. Thin looking copper body with zero head off the daft. Big citrus components highlighted by grapefruit. Piney with a slight resinous aspect.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4oz taster. slightly cloudy orange hue aroma is slight pines, taste seemed much more like a normal IPA. didnt feel imperial to me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, light pine, and melon. Flavor of hops (earthiness, pine, tangerine) and caramel malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, melons, and some malts. Tastes of citrus, melons, caramel, and pines.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Draft at Belmont Station. Perfectly adequate for an I2PA, though I didn’t catch onto the Award-Winning characteristics.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured an almost clear golden yellow color with a medium off-white head. Hop forward citrus aroma with some biscuity malt underneath. Big but not overdone. The flavor had a great mix of big citrus and piny hop on top of malt. Medium to full bodied and nice warming in the chest. This was one of the better IIPA and beers I had at the fest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/13/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

hazy dark yellow, creamy off white head, big sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus and pine hops plus a bit of sweet fruity tangerine, creamy body, lots of liquid hop flavor, sweet tangerine and citrus character, crystal malt adds sweetness, a nice bitterness comes in to balance it,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Huge pine aroma. Huge bitterness and sticks to your tongue and doesn’t let go for a very long time. Alcohol is apparent but does not detract from the beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
GABF 2007. A very good beer. Huge, piney hop presence w/ a alcohol bite. Very dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2729) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Draft at the Brewpub: Orange/copper pour with a large white head and thick lacing. Nose is heavy on the hops with both citrus and pine. Taste again well hopped with lots of citrus and pine notes, some caramel and maltiness. Has that nice sweet/sour balance and a little warming effect.


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