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Wake Up Bitter - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Wake Up Bitter
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Axnjxn on 05-14-2014)
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-10-2014 01:21:11 | More by brother_kenneth
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2014 12:44:47 | More by Funky-Brewster
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06-29-2014 22:25:18 | More by Mantooth
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06-22-2014 04:06:00 | More by CrusinforaBrewsin
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%

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.

07-27-2014 16:49:36 | More by tastybeer
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-29-2014 00:19:07 | More by tdm168
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

06-11-2014 16:51:01 | More by dailyminefield
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3/5  rDev -20%

07-25-2014 04:25:54 | More by jburns301
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +20%

05-29-2014 23:13:51 | More by aleckpa
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-18-2014 11:26:01 | More by dvmin98
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-15-2014 17:59:57 | More by KevinGordon
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wedge

North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -2.4%

Clear amber body under a tall, thick head of off-white foam. Slightly stale wet coffee grounds, orange, lime, cocoa, and a green, earthy pine element comprise the aroma. The taste is more hop forward with a decent coffee finish. Bitter green, piney hops, grassy and floral, with some zesty citrus. The coffee is better here, more like a light roast in its fruitiness, which is appropriate, but it doesn’t grab me. Creamy, medium bodied. This was fine, not nearly as good as Stone’s Dayman though. I wish the coffee had more of a deep, pure, oily quality like fresh beans. Not bad, not great.

05-27-2014 15:52:47 | More by wedge
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-16-2014 16:20:32 | More by Stum-pub
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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North Carolina

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%

A: Pours a clear orangish copper in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium to large half finger thick cap towards the center of the glass surrounded by a thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/lime, herbal, and pine/resin hops with a lighter aroma of caramel malts + slightly stale coffee grounds from a somewhat recently made pot of coffee.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of caramel malts with a moderate amount of citrus/lime, herbal, and pine hops flavors. The finish of this beer is all coffee - reminds me of cold pressed coffee made from some medium roast but very well roasted beans (very interesting that there is none of the traditional IPA hop flavors/bitterness in the finish). There is a light to moderate amount of roasted coffee bitterness in the finish which slowly fades away.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Probably one of the most interesting coffee beers that I have tried in that the coffee is extremely present but almost completely in the finish...almost like there are two different beverages in a single sip. Really strong coffee flavors with well hidden alcohol.

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North Carolina

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05-16-2014 03:32:10 | More by johnsonni
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baklo

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

07-07-2014 10:54:58 | More by baklo
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-09-2014 19:54:45 | More by thatoneguymike
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-03-2014 01:49:06 | More by Amedlin18
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, orange-copper coloring with a tall, big bubbled, foamy, fluffy, off-white head, and a ton of carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of roasted coffee, with notes of bitter and smoke, with an undercurrent of citrus notes, as well as subtle caramel highlights. Flavors are bitter roasted coffee on the forefront, with a light, crisp blast of citrus hops underneath. Grapefruit and tangerine, with a subtle caramel backbone, this beer really has two completely separate profiles going across your palate; it's almost like drinking a half and half with coffee and an IPA. The body is light and crisp, thanks to the carbonation. The aftertaste has some of the lingering coffee characteristics blending with the tart citrus sweetness, and the coffee notes definitely outlast everything else, with a bitter and roasted linger on an otherwise effervesced, frothy finish. Very unique brew.

06-09-2014 21:39:06 | More by GarthDanielson
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Wake Up Bitter from Olde Hickory Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.