Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery
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4/5 rDev +2.8%
Enjoyed a couple of samples of this at Brewgrass. Glad to run into it again in a reviewable setting. On tap in a shaker pint. Light golden amber body with plenty of sticky lacing from the off-white head.
In spite of the crappy glassware, a huge hoppy burst of aromas greet the nose. I am left to imagine how great this would smell in a tulip or snifter. Scorchingly bitter with a ton of hoppy flavors. Pungent and potent, plentiful pine and grapefruit. Some earthiness and a somewhat gritty feel. This is a beer that would fit in well in the PNW or the west coast. A touch on the thick side, but sweetness is kept in check. I'd love to see them make this again.
Overall impression: A solid choice for hopheads. Those with tamer palates should take a pass on this one. For an east coast DIPA, fairly monstrous. Definitely worth checking out.
11-07-2010 18:50:57 | More by PDXHops
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
a - a 14k golden color, somewhat more dense looking then, say, a miller light - but much prettier... a soft, cushiony, lace-filled head of about 2 fingers in depth...as it recedes, it leaves a lasting impression upon my pint..
s - lemon grass, spring house hold cleaner, pine odor.. a very 'clean' smelling beer..
t - piney hop note with a sprig of lemon rind and pine presence with hints of malt mixed in... a dry finish that leaves one schmacking thier lips a bit...
m - light-to-medium in body, somewhat creamy in texture...
0 - pretty good ipa...probably would/could get lost in the shuffle of such a deep category...
03-30-2012 01:38:15 | More by vande
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Thanks to cmrillo and Hodgin for this one! 22oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Best By July 2011.
Pours a hazy golden orange amber. Some thin white head.
Nose is all about pale caramel and super extracted hop resin. Orange oil and lemon too.
Palate is juicy and dripping with hops. Lots of candied citrus and, cannabis, and something a little like seaweed.
Great example of the new East Coast IIPA. Reminds me a lot of the Vermont IPA style. Well done.
03-15-2011 02:58:28 | More by SFLpunk
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
Thanks to Craytonic for this. Poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy light orange color with just a layer of foam that dissapears about as soon as it forms. The smells has a real nice citrusy aroma with a good hop profile. Piney hop flavor and citrus sweetness to round out the flavor. It's good. Nice feel to this, light crisp body with a nice bitter finish. Another real nice DIPA here, real glad to be able to try it.
02-26-2011 02:48:22 | More by Bendurgin
4.38/5 rDev +12.6%
Pours orangy-red with a poofy, frothy oversized head. Nice bubbly goodness. Slightly hazy throughout. Aroma is mouthwateringly hoppy. Dankness across the table. Smells like candied oranges, misc tropical fruits, pear, apple, all comfortably resting on a nice malty base. Taste is pretty awesome. Perfect balance between bitter and flavor hops, and excellent mix of flavors. Slick texture with a tad of grittiness. Also a bit chewy and sticky, start to finish.
Overall this beer kicks ass. I could go for another methinks....
10-31-2011 02:09:01 | More by tastybeer
2.78/5 rDev -28.5%
Bottle generously sent by Onenote81 - Thanks, pal!
Best By July 2011
Appearance -- Pours a hazy amber hue with a slim creamy/bubbly white head. Mild amount of lacing. Not too shabby.
Smell -- Grapefruit, juicy citrus, peaches, leafy hops, and caramel. A few goofy elements, but good moreover.
Taste -- Lots of grapefruit and juicy fruit up front. Malt base is all soft caramels; probably too sweet, but not offensive. Toward the finish the train comes off the rails as the flavor profile becomes completely dominated by the taste of bitter leafy hops, like sucking on a hop cone in the worst way possible. Finish is all leafy bitter vegetation.
Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with very mild carbonation. Meh.
Drinkability -- This beer would have been SOOOO much better if that bracingly bitter vegetable flavor was gone. Malt base is a little too sweet, the carbonation is too gentle, but there are still plenty of redeemable features. However, the sum of the flaws outweighs the sum of the good features.
02-12-2011 03:58:03 | More by yeahnatenelson
4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
On-tap at Brick Store Pub (Decatur, GA)
The beer appeared a very nice deep orange color with a very nice creamy, slightly off white head. The head was retained very well and also left some nice lacing. The beer had a very good aroma to it, strong citrus hops with perhaps a hint to floral hops as well and just a hint of sweet malted barley. The taste was excellent as well. A nice strong, bitter, citrus hoppy flavor. Very well done. The beer was medium bodied with excellent carbonation and it had a nice bitter aftertaste. Overall, an excellent beer and one that I hope to enjoy again.
08-30-2011 15:03:40 | More by PhillyStyle
4.1/5 rDev +5.4%
On tap at rockfish seafood grill in Durham. A warm up for BA Siberian night!
Dark cloudy straw color with minimal head.
Smells like shitload of hops (extract and dry). Piney hops to be specific. Malt smells sweet.
Now this is how to use hops! Enough hops to be the leading flavor, yet aroma hops keep things in check. malt feels syrupy, light, and slightly sweet.
Hops really dominate the aftertaste. I like it. Malt kind of balances things out.
One hell of an IIPA!!
10-21-2011 21:13:44 | More by VncentLIFE
Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
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