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Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

495 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 495
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 13
Gots: 20 | 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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, a single from the get-go, which is a hopeful sign of things to come in this particular jurisdiction. The translation of this cute little sub-dialect of American English is 'a whole lot of hops', which I suppose is as good as any obfuscated description of a DIPA as I've heard to date.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden amber hue, with two fingers of glistening rocky, puffy, foamy ecru head, which leaves a terrine of fuzzy webbed and imposing iceberg lace around the glass as it lazily subsides.

It smells of bitter nondescript citrus rind, acrid evergreen pine resin, all a tad musty, a semi-sweet caramel maltiness, and some soft tropical fruit notes. The taste is tart, sassy citrus zest, very forward in its hoppy goodness, a seemingly hollow alcohol aura, some floral pine needles, and softly nutty, biscuity caramel malt.

The bubbles are timid, sure, but not out of it altogether, rendering at least the barest of structural support, the body a sturdy medium weight, and generally smooth, the hops not really gaining much ingress here. It finishes just a tad off-dry, which is difficult to discern when the drying agents manifest in the form of pungently fruity, bitter hops, so you'll forgive my equivocation on this point.

Ok, it all ends up damned hoppy, yet well balanced enough to have at least one more, I would imagine, as the booze isn't all that recognizable in its presumed role as the wildcard here, and the overall flavour is hearty enough to cope with any straggling doubts.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 07:00:47 | More by biboergosum
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palma

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4.63/5  rDev +23.1%
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This should be a top ten DIPA.
Sharp hop burst at the beginning. Sharp like a good provalone. Middle is big time stone fruit, but still a little tropical. Middle tastes like bitting into a blend of cherry and orange starburst. Finish is slightly drier that I would have liked but this is still amazing.
Not sure why this beer is not raved about. Anderson Valley is soooo underrated.

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.