Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +23.1%
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.
07-25-2014 15:51:33 | More by palma
4.48/5 rDev +19.1%
I was pretty sure this would be a winner. Anderson Valley mostly produces top notch stuff. I have loved most of what they have come up with.
This one is a serious AIPA. It has the huge floral hops taste all over it. It looks typical in the glass, with a nicer than average lace, perfect color and nice clarity.
Not only is the taste first rate over the top hoppy, the aftertaste that sticks with you is happily quite nice. I want to buy more of this!
11-04-2012 03:04:40 | More by schoolboy
4.45/5 rDev +18.4%
$2.99 for a 12 oz bottle @ BevCo. Pours out to a slightly hazy burnt orange, forming a nice tall whipped and creamy white head with superior retention and gorgeous lacing. really nice looking beer. Brewed with Pale Two-Row and Victory malts. Hopped with Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade. 8.7% ABV per the bottle, 100 IBU per the website.
The aroma is nice and hoppy. i get some tropical fruit like mango, apricot and grapefruit with that distinctly beautiful Chinook (arrogant bastard) nose. Cleanly fermented. The taste is excellent as well...It's got a nice big malt body and the slightly toasty victory malt adds a nice layer of complexity. The chinook is here in droves as well and it's firmly bitter. Nice notes of grapefruit pith and bitterness linger in the aftertaste. If you like Stone's stuff, you'll like this. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a medium dense body. Alcohol is well hidden and this is an easy drinker. No perceptible off flavors or aromas. Finishes dry and moderately hop astringent. Clean neutral American ale yeast.
This is really nice stuff. It reminds me a bit of Stone's IPA. I love the Chinook hops in this. I would definitely buy it again. Highly recommended.
04-11-2013 23:59:08 | More by Mitchster
4.45/5 rDev +18.4%
Number 3 of the 2013 Spring Break Tour
Good looking amber, excellent clarity, topped by two fingers of off-white foam.
As billed, inviting aroma of citrus, biscuit, and pine.
Taste follows nose. Sturdy semi-sweet foundation. Juicy citrus fruit. Some pine accents. Big bitter bite at the swallow. Nice mellowing finish.
Big creamy mouthfeel.
A favorite brewery has impressed again. This one needs more love around here. Surprised to find this in Florida when I haven't seen it near home, but I'm going to look harder.
04-04-2013 04:04:15 | More by RonfromJersey
United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.38/5 rDev +16.5%
355ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.80):
Golden amber colour with 1cm, foamy white head with some lacing on the sides & holds pretty well.
Pine hops upfront with a lot of citrus & grapefruit backing it up, there is a hint of tropical fruits too that give the beer a refreshing aroma on the nose. There is a sweet, malty base to the beer with some nice caramel notes & a bit of mango and orange too.
Very bitter double IPA with lots of pine hops hitting the taste buds straight away, along with a solid grapefruit taste. Tropical fruits from the nose with the citrus coming through as well, but the pine seems to dominate here. Around the middle some caramel malts & a sweet base.
Smooth & very bitter with a medium body and moderate carbonation. The alcohol content is pretty well hidden in this one and the finish is a sweet one with a lingering bitter aftertaste & a nice tang on the tongue towards the end.
A great west coast IPA, coming through as intensely bitter & hop filled as you would expect from the start & also boasting a great, sweet and malt base than complimented the pine and grapefruit well. The alcohol was well masked & the beer was excellent from the start.
04-03-2014 10:57:36 | More by flyingpig
4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
A shade darker than the standard orange amber color of DIPA, with a typical two finger thick, and durable, head. The smell was that of tropical fruit (mango and melon) and some pine. The taste was usual for the style in terms of complexity. There were notes of oak and juniper up front, with some citrus fruits and candy sugar following. There was a sting of carbonation in the finish with a touch of Brett like funk. It was as if this DIPA has been mated with a Saison. The body was dense and sticky, with some tongue coating action. I liked this for a different take on the style.
02-17-2013 05:45:18 | More by rajendra82
4.34/5 rDev +15.4%
A: two finger creamy head, plenty of rising carbonation, golden orange in color.
S: it smells like orange soda in the best possible way, sort of like a creamsicle but less sweet.
T: Below average intensity, bitterness and hoppiness for a DIPA, smooth going down with a bite in the aftertaste that almost resembles spiciness. There's a distinct unsweet orange flavor thats really pleasant.
M: smooth, medium body
O: great, nice but particular flavor. easy going down.
10-16-2013 23:28:05 | More by sfprint
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
Pours a beautiful, crystal amber color with great clarity, a two finger rich white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.
The aroma is full of fruit, tropical notes with lots of citrus and some edgy evergreen hints.
The flavor is definitely West Coast, biscuity malt and dry finish with loads of grapefruit, orange peel, and citrusy notes.
the mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Overall, a nice beer, but a bit dry for my tastes.
12-10-2012 03:55:05 | More by JayS2629
Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.