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Wake Up Bitter - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 68
Avg: 3.85
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Axnjxn on 05-14-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Pretty amber colored clear beer with a very nice tight foamy head about two fingers high.

Light zesty pine and fruit hop with musky coffee. The coffee comes through a little cardboard-like unfortunately. Dusty and earthy over creamy biscuit malts with tangy citrus and a touch of floral.

Taste is less in the stale coffee territory. More like a zesty citrus pine ipa with subtle coffee worked in. Im still not sure the coffee has been integrated in the best of ways though. Interestingly fruity as well.

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The aroma is well balanced as I get the tones of bitter resins and light pine and grapefruit. The coffee smells top notch and has a nice strong brewed tone.

The coffee flavor stands out at the front. Fresh brewed coffee taste with a little bean and roast. It Think I might taste chocolate at mid palate. It ends with strong bitterness, which may be why it's called "Wake Up Bitter." The bitterness is that of resiny piney hops and doesn't taste like coffee bitterness.

I like this interestingly different brew and think it's a must to try.

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Wake Up Bitter from Olde Hickory Brewery
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