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Old Wooden Head - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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 by ThickNStout:
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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.

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A really fine double IPA- big and bold with loads of flavor and a full body to match. I was pleased to find this on at the Brick Store Pub on a recent visit, and thoroughly enjoyed my pour. Big and a bit thick, this one clearly has scads of malt to develop the body, but I wouldn't call it sweet- more like chewy. A nice deep aroma and flavor of the malt comes through, coupled with a deep, diverse hoppiness that leans more toward pine and earth than bright citrus, although a bit of that is there as well. One of the better beers I've had from the newer crop of breweries in Atlanta- I look forward to great things from this place.

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Served on tap at The Brick Store Pub on September 11, 2012. Reviewed from notes.

(Appearance) Creamy white head, hazy copper body. Nice retention. Appearance is good overall. 4

(Smell) Very sweet malts, little hop presence in the nose. Blend of berries, like fruit by the foot? Interesting but potency is quite low. 3

(Taste) Fruity, Oaken malt bill, subtle hop presence but substantial bitterness. Heavy drinking, filling DIPA. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) creamy, medium thick texture, finishes slightly dry. Very big body pairing, nice. 4

(Overall) A nice DIPA and my first taste from the brewery. Looking forward to future releases from them. 3.5

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Old Wooden Head

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Old Wooden Head from Burnt Hickory Brewery
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