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Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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87
very good

395 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 395
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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Rion

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-18-2013 17:05:01 | More by Rion
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-17-2013 22:50:46 | More by JohnQVD
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shrek806

New York

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 04:45:06 | More by shrek806
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-07-2013 16:45:24 | More by KevinGordon
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cjgator3

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:40:19 | More by cjgator3
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flipdog0

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-31-2013 00:07:47 | More by flipdog0
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M1A2

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-30-2013 19:57:57 | More by M1A2
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-28-2013 16:48:50 | More by hemorhoidzz
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rvajohn

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-25-2013 00:52:00 | More by rvajohn
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

best by 12/13

pours a slightly deeper gold, inch or so of thick white head. very light retention and some lacing.

sweet and malty up front. lingering bitter hop, resin and pine.

pretty heavy malt with hints of caramel. very bitter through out. loads of pine and white grapefruit. very straight forward. would maybe like a hint more hop complexity.

full body, some chew to it. resin oil on the lips and gums.

pretty good overall, a little one sided but nothing off putting. solid stuff. like the 7% ABV a lot, making this far more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 20:05:23 | More by hooliganlife
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jorrx003

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-13-2013 22:15:21 | More by jorrx003
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-10-2013 06:15:51 | More by ygtbsm94
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2013 04:25:19 | More by Ivegotmule
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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-04-2013 04:35:56 | More by benjaminahudson
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gfx

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2013 21:21:23 | More by gfx
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-01-2013 20:28:28 | More by dtx00
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tharper

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass.

A: Murky golden pour - 1.5 inch rocky head - head lingers to 1/4 inch minimum
S: Piney hops, slight citrus - hop bomb
T: Malt body overpowered by hop flavor as is the style for an American DIPA. Bitterness is well maintained and shows care in brewing process to avoid pucker. Slight resiney character but appears to be mostly pellet hop additions late in boil with some apparent dry hop or hopback post-fermentation additions.
M: Slightly slick but bitterness is well maintained - carbonation is very appropriate for style and presentation.

O: Well, they call it death by hops, so it lives up to the name. I would prefer a bit more malt diversity to add a bit more complexity. Overall this is exactly what it should be if the point was to produce a highly hopped IPA bordering on the Double IPA territory. If you like super hop smelly IPAs, then this is for you. Great rep from a small East Coast brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 03:09:14 | More by tharper
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-29-2012 23:03:54 | More by Morey
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-17-2012 05:48:26 | More by mhaugo
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy deep copper in color with some orange highlights and some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy off-white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized thick patches of large bubbles, a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready malts with a touch of caramel sweetness followed by strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops and just a touch of pine hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready malts with some slightly stronger flavors of caramel sweetness. Then the hop flavors really come out - strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit with just a hint of pine. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers but not for too long.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely one of the better DIPAs I have had from NC - a really nice smell with lots of grapefruit citrus and not a bitter bomb which I appreciate - love the taste of the hops but I don't want a beer so bitter it is not enjoyable. Pretty easy to drink and the alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 03:05:11 | More by dbrauneis
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-12-2012 02:30:21 | More by WesM63
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a rocky white two finger head. Tons of lacing and amazing head retention.

Aroma is full of citrus hops, orange and pineapple. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and biscuit malt that nicely balances out the hops. Quite a pleasant, if not common, aroma.

The flavor is a little lighter on the citrus with some pine coming through. Lots of caramel and biscuit paired with a moderate bitterness. A really nice lingering hoppyness combines with a slight stickyness in the finish.

Overall, a really good IPA but it is definitely not a IIPA; not sure why is is labeled that here. Nice balance between malt and hops and something I would drink a lot of if it were available locally.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 02:04:59 | More by rangerred
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-09-2012 19:15:05 | More by sendbeer
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-04-2012 23:04:45 | More by t0rin0
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-03-2012 12:58:18 | More by dvmin98
Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
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