Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
3.98/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aggressive pour of a fairly warm beer yields a tad hazy golden copper color with a frothy 2 inch cream head that lingers, eventually leaving sheets of thick lacing.
Skunky, catty hops open the aroma, with toasted caramel malt, fresh cut grass, and dank cannabis rounding out the profile. Grapefruit, tangerine, and mango surface late.
Flavor is fairly dank, perfumey, and finishes decidedly bitter. There's an underlying buttery note that accompanies the toasted malt backbone. Tropical fruit flavors carry throughout. Floral hops emerge in the finish as it warms.
Body is moderate to a touch light, with moderate carbonation and substantial alcohol warmth.
Fairly complex hop flavor, with enough malt to hold things together and a finish that us interesting.
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2013 21:27:41 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
General: Found this at Costco for a good price. I have never had this DIPA but in general i have some pretty good experiences with some of the other Anderson Valley brews so I figured I'd give it a shot. Poured this into my Deschutes Teku glass for this review.
Appearance: Great copper color with a nice off white head. The head is thick and white and comprised of almost exclusively tiny bubbles like foam. This is crystal clear also, very nice appearance in general.
Aroma: The aroma is big and hoppy with mostly pine with hits of grassiness. There is also a big alcohol aroma to this. This is a "classic" west coast style with the pine aroma and not the citrus hits.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is moderate with a bitterness on the back end. It's astringent on from all the bitterness, there is a upper end amount of carbonation. Pretty good mouthfeel
Taste: This is a pretty good DIPA. It's a nice flavor but a bit too bitter for me. Even considering this is a DIPA, it seems more bitter than other DIPAs that I've had recently.
Overall: In general this is a pretty good beer, a little bit too boozy and a touch too bitter. This isn't that bad, just not a favorite for me. It's a kick back to the past with this traditional west coast DIPA flavor!!!
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 05:11:53 | More by BeerEngineer
Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.