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Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

397 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 36
Gots: 41 | 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 jamie2dope:
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for throwing in this extra in our recent trade. A hazy orange color this beer is, with a finger of white heading. Spicy hops come to mind first with the aroma, followed by fruit: peaches and pineapple especially. The hop flavor is very prominent in the beginning of the taste. They start off very spicy, and then become more fruity as it settles. The alcohol can definitely be detected, but it isn't a deterrent. I would have guessed the ABV was higher than 7%. At the same time I really like that they placed this right on the border between regular and imperial IPA. This beer definitely gets the point across as far as hops and flavor. I very much look forward to trying more beers from Olde Hickory.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 02:00:58 | More by jamie2dope
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4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
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

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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

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Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.