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Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

417 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%


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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Reviews by rringler:
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rringler

California

4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Medium+ hazy dark amber/light copper color. Pours with about a half finger of off-white head, with medium size bubbles that dissolve down to that thin film/edge bubbles. Seems like decent lacing, but I'm drinking this out of plastic, so take this with a heavy grain of salt.

S: Heavy grapefruit zest and malty sweets. Very fruity, zesty, citrusy.

T: Lots going on here. The taste is dominated by the citrus/grapefruit zest start (though it tastes a bit less than it smells) followed by a very biscuity malt backbone, and finished by medium to medium+ hops. I can't really put my finger on the hops; they aren't piney, earthy, or spicy. Maybe they're citrusy and just blending into the grapefruit start? No boozy taste, even with 8.7% abv.

M: Sticky and full like an IPA, but a little bit lighter and quicker than other DIPAs.

O: Nice brew. I could see this beer being a good summer choice for IPA drinkers (it's not that fruity, but most IPAs taste a bit shaded, woodsy, damp, piney, shadowy to me; this one is grapefruit sweet with a bit of hops.)

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 03:09:14 | More by rringler
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A- poured to a snifter. Finger a half yellowish head. Slow to recede. Cloudy. Dark brassy orange color. A wee bit o lacing

S- hoppy nose to start with a strong malt backbone. Picking up banana and redwood. Layered but defined.

T- strong caramel at onset. Transitions to that malt backbone in the nose. Ends with some hoppy goodness. Not too assertive. Trails off grassy and earthy

M- not overly carbonated. Nice and smooth. A wet finish but not milky.

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.