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Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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very good

423 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 36
Gots: 46 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bluescooter, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DrewShalvoy, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ww54174, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

CMOrak, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up at City Beverage this past weekend. Best by date of July 2011. Served in a tulip.

Pour brings a copper-colored beer with a short white head with a bit of foam on top. Quickly fades without leaving much lacing. The nose is quite hoppy with some strong floral and citrus components. Not over the top, but a nice presence. The taste is scaled back a bit with some backing caramel malt. Mild hop flavor, but nothing near what I would expect. The "death" finally comes in the back-end, as the finish is quite bitter. Drinkability is pretty good, but I could have used a lot more hops in the flavor and/or a resinous feel on my palate rather than just a pretty heavy level of bitterness in the finish.

Thorpe429, Jan 31, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

StlHopHead77, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

timc13, Aug 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cardsfan, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

AngusOg, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

bluetrevian, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a pale golden-copper coloring with a filmy, light, thin, white head. Aromas of subtle citrus highlights, tropical fruit notes, and a rich, malty backbone. Some toasty and bready notes in the nose, as well. Flavors are bitter forward, very bitter, with a blast of tart grapefruit, some pepper spicing, and a toasty backbone. The bitter and tart is super heavy on the front-end, but does ease up towards the end, with a lingering grapefruit tartness throughout and grassy notes coming forward. The body is smooth and slightly light, with a bitter, resinous aftertaste of cedar, cut grass, and earthy notes. The finish is slightly effervesced, with a bitter and citrus tart linger.

GarthDanielson, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ales4baldo, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dgfair for sending me this nice bomber (best tasted by July 2011 date on label) which was poured into a pint glass. The beer pours with a hazy orange color and a 1-finger head which diminishes rather quickly. There is decent lacing throughout the session. The smell has a lot of citrus characters and is somewhat floral - juicy fruity. The taste was fantastic. It has a slight sweetness to it up front and then it gets somewhat bitter, but in a good way (in a HopSlam type of effect). Medium bodied and a decent level of carbonation going on. A very nice dry hopped DIPA overall! Quite sessionable, indeed.

CuriousMonk, Feb 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

aslamm75, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hop hazy dark strawberry blond, with a quickly dissipating head, leaving ever so slight soapy lacing. The nose carries sweet caramel malts, resiny pine, bitter grapefruit along sweet orange blossom. The taste is a full bitter hop assault with pure pine and smoky herbs, bready malts and almost an odd soapy taste. The beer is tongue strippingly bitter which makes it fun to drink though it does most likely hide some of its complexities - i did enjoy this beer.

Trilogy31, Sep 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

randomjazzr, Apr 20, 2012
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RyanAU, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ToadiesForCody, Apr 14, 2014
Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.