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Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

536 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 536
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-17-2012)
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Shiny amber pour, small frothy head that sticks around for quite some time.
Big punch of citrus in the smell, along with a lot of pine and sweet biscuity malts. A tropical fruit note too (mango mostly), sticky peach and honey.
Hops are pummeling the palate. Bitter citrus up front with tons of grapefruit peel, lime zest, blood orange and some tangerine. You get the nice peach (almost peach jam) sweetness and dense caramel biscuity malts, but just for a short bit. Huge pine resin, spruce tips, sticky hop oils follows, big and green, also floral. Thus, a huge blitzing bitterness that dominates the finish and the aftertaste, but also shuts down all the nice previous flavours.
Kinda heavy bodied,sticky, a feeling enhanced by the (surprisingly) robust malts and the huge bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden, but on the other hand most of the beer is hidden by the hops.
Not stingy with the hops, quite the opposite. Unfortunately, way too generous. Still, a great colossus of a Double IPA.

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 536 ratings.