Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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87
very good

438 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 35
Gots: 49 | 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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Photo of Dope
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best before 4/13

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Enormous fizzy tan head, which fizzes away pretty quickly. Nice head retention with an island of foam. Pretty solid fluffy tendrils of lacing too.

S: Lots of sweet caramel. Might have waited a little long to drink this one. There is some sweet citrus, tropical fruits and resin in there. Flowery, even. Honestly not bad, just not what I was expecting from a beer named "Death By Hops". I'll give it a reasonable score since it might be a bit past its prime.

T: Despite the modest aroma, surprisingly hoppy in the flavors. Lots of sweet, juicy fruits. Mainly oranges and grapefruits but hints of tropical fruit like mango and maybe even pineapple. Decent sharp bitterness towards the middle along with the sweet caramel malt. Moderate resin in the finish with some floral hops. Nice long lingering bitter and floral aftertaste.

M: High carbonation, medium bodied. A little too airy and sharp as a result.

O: Not bad, perhaps needs to be a little younger to get the full "death by hops" experience. Floral character is a little strong, primarily composing the finish. Not bad but nothing amazing at the same time.

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber from Bruisin'

a: poured into a wide chalice, dbh is medium golden-amber in color, coated with a thin layer of carbonation and light retention

s: big tropical hop presence on the nose - grapefruit and mango, tangerine, pineapple - a veritable fruit punch - especially after warming a bit, lots of oily citrus rind, clean pale malts allow the cones to shine, very pungent - great start

m: carbonation around moderate, a little lively, with a body tending towards the lighter side of medium with a little weight

t: big acidic hops over a clean pale malt body, an upfront bitterness totally dominating the slight sugars, the hop flavors here are citrusy - but mostly the bitter rind and pulp rather than juicy, floral oils; greapefruit rind, the clean malt body and powerful bitterness keep my thirst moving, a bruising bitterness lingers deep into the finish

o: I tend to like a little more juice vs bitter pith and rind, but this is a great IPA - lots of aggressive hop character, good fruits, and a monster bitterness, none of the heavy caramel and grain sugar that hinders the drinkability of many dipas/ipas, absolutely no balance - but sometimes, that's what it's all about

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

an opaque copper/orange pour with a finger of white head and some great lacing left behind. smells of pine, almonds, grapefruit.. first time i've ever smelled that almond in a beer, hmm. the flavor is a tangy grapefruit with some oddball grain notes.. hmm, i can definitely taste a nutty malt profile, there is a very earthy bitterness coming out of this beer - honestly, i'm not feeling the flavor profile as much as i did the smell. the citrus aspect i nice, but the bitter earthy hops does not work with this at all.
medium body, low carbonation.

this started off as an awesome looking/smelling beer and escalated to a lot of sad face. the flavor is just off - weir nuttyness with bittering hops, citrus tone overall. it just doesn't blend. i still appreciate it in a way though, because of the bitterness and the citrus combination, but after each sip i realize NO THIS IS WRONG.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of shrek806
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this beer into a wide mouth DFH glass.

The beer pours a golden amber with a thin white lacing. The smell is under bearing with a slight citrus background. The bitterness hits you right up front and subsides throughout the swallow. The mouthfeel is rather pleasant with a minor alcohol finish. Overall this is my first beer ever from both the state of North Carolina and Olde Hickory. I believe this brewery is heading in the right direction. This is a solid IPA. A little too bitter with not enough floral and fruity notes for my taste, but I certainly wouldn't pour this beer down the drain.

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cjgator3
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle

A- Pours a golden amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is fresh citrusy hops aplenty with some malt in the background.

T- The taste like the aroma is deliciously hoppy with a perfect amount of lingering bitterness from the hops in the finish. Very nice!

M- The mouthfeel is between light-medium bodied with a good amount of aroma.

O- Overall, Death by Hops is a very satisfying IPA that I really enjoyed!

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.