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Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

392 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ROBORB on 09-22-2010)
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-29-2012 23:10:55 | More by Reagan1984
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swright13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-22-2014 23:29:14 | More by swright13
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient, randomly patterned lacing.

S- Big juicy hop aroma that's musty and dank. Slightly sweet smelling.

T- The hop flavor is decidedly grassy and not very in-your-face but the bitterness is definitely there and lingers a good while. Decent malt backbone to balance that's a bit bready and sweet. The ABV isn't incredibly noticeable.

M- Pretty sharp and dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I wouldn't necessarily call this a "death by hops" beer but it's certainly assertive and the malt provides a near-perfect balance to the aggressive hop content.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 20:43:20 | More by Immortale25
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-14-2014 21:15:23 | More by Spaten454
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mcline09


4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-13-2014 04:19:19 | More by mcline09
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-11-2014 16:49:47 | More by dailyminefield
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davet100

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2014 18:58:55 | More by davet100
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-08-2014 16:26:16 | More by jaswilson2
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McAndrew

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-06-2014 20:01:53 | More by McAndrew
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DoubleMalt

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-02-2014 21:38:58 | More by DoubleMalt
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-31-2014 22:20:47 | More by EinFesteBurg
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HopAttack3

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-28-2014 13:52:33 | More by HopAttack3
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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2014 23:43:55 | More by cp45
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YalovaIA

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2014 03:46:26 | More by YalovaIA
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-10-2014 15:53:27 | More by Bluescooter
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Crazy4LegMoose

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by date of August 2014

A: Golden crystal clear honey hue with 1 finger of thick creamy head. The head lasts a good while and leaves good lacing down the glass.

S: Strong aroma of floral hops with a lot of malt sweetness. The aroma is more bitter than the taste of this one. Hints of honey, caramel and mango in there.

T: Nice mango fruity hop flavor that finishes with a clean vanilla/caramel finish. Hops dominate the palate up front with the mango sweetness and piney finish but are not overly bitter or punchy. More balanced ipa with the malt sweetness combined with the mango sweet flavor in the hops leave you with more of a sweet balanced ipa more than an overly bitter flavor.

M: Medium to thin mouthfeel, nice carbonation to finish the beer off with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

O: Nice balanced version of a west coast style ipa.Good solid beer, but I was expecting more of punchy up front hop flavor and aroma with a name like Death by Hops. I thought the hop blend was good giving it a slightly sweet flavor and good malt profile to balance out the total flavor. Overall good beer but the name left me wanting more of a hop bitter punch.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 23:17:01 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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APBT91

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Maryland

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Virginia

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Florida

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Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.