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Old Wooden Head - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 63
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jadjunk on 09-18-2012

John Bell Hood was called “Old Wooden Head” by his troops for his tenacity and hard headed-ness. Our ale is just that. Full of hops (how many? we donʼt know) Full of Malt (we shut a whole field down) this extreme gravity beer will not stop until you surrender to itʼs amazing flavor.
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 63
Reviews by ThickNStout:
Photo of ThickNStout
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

10oz pour, on tap at Johnnie MacCracken's (Marietta, GA). 5.50. Served in a stemmed Innis & Gunn glass.

Arrives a cloudy muted orange with a quarter finger of thick pale head that recedes quickly but laces well.

Aromas of orange, pine, sweet bread and a little booze.

Taste explodes with bitter citrus and piney hops. Orange/ lemon peel, pine needles, pepper, an almost french toast sweet maltyness and a smidge of booze. Flavors blend well and it goes down smooth, particularly considering the double didgit alcohol content.

Slick, coating medium full body with a nice lively carbonated zest. Long lasting bitter citrus peel aftertaste.

Burnt Hickory continues to do great work. As expected, this is thicker, sweeter and much more assertive than their Cannon Dragger IPA. Old Wooden Head isn't "balanced" but it's an enjoyable mix of very potent hops with a thick sweet malt backing. I sure hope Scott decides to brew this more often and it makes it out to more local bars. Try it when you can- until BHB expands, their beers are pretty freakin hard to get ahold of. (1,077 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DoctorZombies
4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Opaque deep auburn with thick off white head. Caramel and citrus aromas;earthy pine/hops more so as liquid warms. Caramel and toffee and Meyers lemons. A generous amount of alcohol on the exhale. Great bitter hop balance with sweet malt. Creamy medium mouthfeel/ very warming. Overall, citrus/piney hops balance well with semi sweet toffee candy, and this tasty combination greatly masks alcohol which is still discernible and warming. Kudos. (442 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a hazy dark orange.

The aroma is tropical, very juicy orange, citrus seeds, starfruit, dried apricot, mango.

The flavor follows with that juicy orange throughout. Some tropical comes through slightly along with more citrus seeds and pith. A really wonderful clean mouthfeel and does not drink like 10%, although there's a touch of alcohol on the back. (371 characters)

Photo of Hayden34
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First I'd like to mention I rated a 4.75 based on the "look" because this is a super cloudy, murky beer. I understand many would consider this a flaw in a beer, but I actually prefer the cloudy IPAs. This beer is super flavorful and hoppy. An excellent beer that I would highly recommend to any fan of hops. (310 characters)

Photo of chiefbender
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of KingEdward
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seavercm
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: not quite crystal clear apricot. Happy big bubble near white head.
smell: Malty tropical, which is to say savory, intriguing and pleasant.
smell: much like the nose with some pithy bitterness in the finish.
overall: IPA's and DIPA's are all the rage and that spurs breweries creative juices i'm all for it. (312 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter from a growler purchased at 5 Points Growler Athens.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sheer swirls of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Sweet, malty aroma with a bit of a booze punch. Slight citrus character.

T- Big hop bite with a lingering resinous taste. Alcohol is decently hidden but this is really more of a hoppy barleywine. Piney, somewhat sweet and has a fruity duality.

M- Sticky with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- The more I drink this and it warms, the fruity character comes out of the hops which complements the aggressive resinous aspect of the initial sips. Still, it's just a bit too bitter to be exceptional IMO. Pretty easy to drink I must say though. (901 characters)

Photo of Kmccabe33
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 5EKF
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GABrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rrski198
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wcu80
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Old Wooden Head from Burnt Hickory Brewery
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