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Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

478 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 478
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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2.43/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a huge meringue off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary crystal malts and tropical fruits with some resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet crystal like malts with tropical fruits and a decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is light bodied and very watery.

Overall, I like the fruits and hops but the flavors don't combine well and it was overly sweet. It's really washed out and watery too.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 05:25:26 | More by Beaver13
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.81/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle from Brews Bros.

Light orange / Nice looking beer with a nice thick head.

Smell was very nice...citrus, malty maybe, a little hoppy.

Taste - pretty heavy on the hops, rather bitter at the end. If I want bitter, I'd go chew on some aspirin.

Not too much of a body at all.

Overall, too hoppy/bitter for me, and too little of a body.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 18:05:03 | More by righthereisay
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beagle75

Iowa

2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Classic grapefruit juice and pine foliage are noteworthy, although carbon dioxide and a chemical plastic thread tend to be disruptive. Malt goes relatively unnoticed, maybe some weak and ambiguous honey-like quality. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with chewy malts that are heavy on the crystal, and pungent hops aromatics that come across initially as very one-note of pine. Acidity contributes brightness into the middle where hops flavors turn more spicy-herbaceous as bitterness begins to take hold. Honey from the smell is more well-established in the finish, and bitterness is moderate and long-lasting. Some alcohol vapors seem to linger on the palate, amidst the bitterness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, sticky and slightly acidic on the palate, with brisk carbonation.

D/O: This strong IPA appears to place a heavy reliance upon Columbus-style hops, resulting in a questionable outcome. Its hops qualities come across as brash and heavy-handed for the style; focused, but in a misguided sort of way.

Serving type: bottle

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.