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Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

480 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 480
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 19 | 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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Reviews by wordemupg:
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into tulip 10/2/13

A hazy golden orange liquid that almost looks like juice, enough clarity to see some bubbles and there's a very well sustained thumbs width of foam that leaves 3 pencil thin rings and some random lace afterwards, looks pretty solid

S caramel, biscuit, pine and some tropical citrus with orange and pineapple juice.... the juice left behind in the can of tidbits but it works,

T not as juicy and has the faintest lemon vodka thing going on, not a bad thing but not good either, lime rind and vitamin C chewables, a small step backwards from the smell

M just stays on the creamy side of foam, a little booze and slightly sticky on the lips with grapefruit and caramel lingering on the finish

O respectable brew but not the best I've had from this brewer, its easy enough to drink and worth trying but the first impression didn't follow through

There's just so many DIPA's coming out of this part of the world its getting harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. It's a good beer but nothing to really distinguish itself from the others on the market here in Alberta

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 08:09:04 | More by wordemupg
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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.

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.