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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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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3.2
tia (2132) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Tap. Golden with white foamy head. Smells like citrus, pepper, and rubber..Flavor follows. Tea like.


3.7
stevoj (4953) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2017
Draft at brewery. Mild haze, bright orange/golden with ring of head, streaky lacing. Grapefruit citrus aroma, not as strong as you would think. Taste kicks it up a notch, almost juicy. Lots if citrus notes build to a bitter crescendo.

4.2
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 18, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2016 Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Smells like orange peel. Shiny gold color. Aftertaste not nasty until a while later. Ben surprised, said it is very bitter but not complex. Maybe I don?t like complex beers.

3.7
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Wonderful nose, piney, honey, floral hops. Flavor isn’t as complex as the aroma would lead you to believe. An unfortunate one trick pony, but one which should please any true hop head.

2.8
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Tap at the brewpub. 4 oz sampler. A: Orange gold color and thin white head. N: Orange syrup, onion, biscuit, pine, burnt brown sugar, marshmallow, and mary jane. T: Quite bitter, moderately sweet. M: Heavy resinous body, some burn, prickly carbonation. O: Not a great DIPA. Some hops shine through, but this just doesn’t get a pass in a day when there are so many great examples out there.

3.9
hayduke (5187) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Shared in a joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours hzzy gold with a white head. Good lacing. Nose of tropical fruit and citrus. Full in body. Alcohol in mouth feel but not bad. Flavor is intense with the fruit citus, and some pine arrives. Earthy, bitter finish. Very good

3.7
Strykzone (7300) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Bright orange gold with a steady white layer of foam. Tropical fruit dominates the aroma and the flavor. This has 100 IBUs? Uh, no. At almost 60 F it did get a little more bitter with some grapefruit. This beer was dangerously easy to drink. Really nice to enjoy despite the ABV.

4
cobaink2 (667) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bomber from brewery. What a find. Nice fruity and juicy aroma. Smells fresh as you can expect. Slightly resony but not overwhelming. In love with this!

3.5
Blairgus (4535) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
31 oct 2014, bottle. Amber. Nose is granola malt and mild pine hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Grassy hops, mildly sweet. Nothing special for a double ipa but decent enough for a pale ale.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7510) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a crisp golden color topped with a white head. Nose is pine onion and citrus hops. Taste is as the nose with a good hop mix onion tropical fruit and sweetness from the malts.

3.7
slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 "pretty light in color and medium bodied. very floral piney aroma with an undercurrent of tropical fruit (i say peach)...also present in the flavor. reminded me a little of sculpin but not as refined. it was quite good, though, and highly quaffable for a double."


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