Heelch O'Hops - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +6.6%
General: Found this at Costco for a good price. I have never had this DIPA but in general i have some pretty good experiences with some of the other Anderson Valley brews so I figured I'd give it a shot. Poured this into my Deschutes Teku glass for this review.
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.
Aroma: The aroma is big and hoppy with mostly pine with hits of grassiness. There is also a big alcohol aroma to this. This is a "classic" west coast style with the pine aroma and not the citrus hits.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is moderate with a bitterness on the back end. It's astringent on from all the bitterness, there is a upper end amount of carbonation. Pretty good mouthfeel
Taste: This is a pretty good DIPA. It's a nice flavor but a bit too bitter for me. Even considering this is a DIPA, it seems more bitter than other DIPAs that I've had recently.
Overall: In general this is a pretty good beer, a little bit too boozy and a touch too bitter. This isn't that bad, just not a favorite for me. It's a kick back to the past with this traditional west coast DIPA flavor!!!
06-09-2014 05:11:53 | More by BeerEngineer
2.81/5 rDev -25.3%
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.
06-08-2014 18:05:03 | More by righthereisay
Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.