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Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Ratings: 646
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 19
Gots: 73 | 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:
Beer added by: BB1313 on 10-17-2012

Brewed with a heelch* of Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade hops, our double IPA has a palate pleasing bitterness that is carefully balanced with a full-bodied malt foundation. With a deep color of polished brass and a nose that sings of pink grapefruit and redwood needles, the rich biscuit-like malt flavors intertwine with hints of vanilla, mangos, and peppercorns leading to a deep, warming finish. (*That’s Boontling for “a whole lot”)
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Ratings: 646 | Reviews: 119
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Great golden hue-citrus scents and good tasting IPA. Somewhat pricey-but a great change of pace.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.65/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Pours from the bottle a deep amber with a bit of haze. Off-white creamy head that stays quite a while leaving nice lacing on the glass. Nose of biscuity malt, citrus, pine and caramel. Those are all present and well-balanced in the taste. I really enjoy with sweet/bitter aftertaste. Medium mouth that's right on the borderline of being chewy. A very enjoyable DIPA.

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4.85/5  rDev +29%

Flowery, fruity nose
Pours brilliant amber, 2” off white pillowy cap, lacy, clingy
Palate: a hop driven beer with melony, citrusy, orange and grapefruit rind hop flavors seasoning a biscuit malt backbone.
Medium body and carbonation, Clean and crisp.
Very hoppy and bitter but very well done and well balanced and well executed. .

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

Good - hoppy IPA. Enjoyed the pine on the finish and punch this beer packed for a 8.7%.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

Shiny amber pour, small frothy head that sticks around for quite some time.
Big punch of citrus in the smell, along with a lot of pine and sweet biscuity malts. A tropical fruit note too (mango mostly), sticky peach and honey.
Hops are pummeling the palate. Bitter citrus up front with tons of grapefruit peel, lime zest, blood orange and some tangerine. You get the nice peach (almost peach jam) sweetness and dense caramel biscuity malts, but just for a short bit. Huge pine resin, spruce tips, sticky hop oils follows, big and green, also floral. Thus, a huge blitzing bitterness that dominates the finish and the aftertaste, but also shuts down all the nice previous flavours.
Kinda heavy bodied,sticky, a feeling enhanced by the (surprisingly) robust malts and the huge bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden, but on the other hand most of the beer is hidden by the hops.
Not stingy with the hops, quite the opposite. Unfortunately, way too generous. Still, a great colossus of a Double IPA.

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3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A stable West Coast IPA with no major frills. Feels soft and smooth on the palate despite having high abv.

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 646 ratings.