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Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

423 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 35
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%

ToadiesForCody, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mecmd, Apr 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

StlHopHead77, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Newkie, Apr 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

hornsup, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

bluetrevian, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ChuckS, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Mojo
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bomber -> tulip glass

A - pours up crystal clear copper with a two finger off white head. Retention is decent and lacing is extensive.

S - very pine, resin, and earthy

T - strong caramel malt presence with very bitter piney hops on the finish. A bit spicy too.

M - thinner than I expected for a taste that big. Good carbonation

O - loved this one. Nice and bitter. Not sure what the IBUs for this one is but I bet it is in excess of 75.

Mojo, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

qcbrewer, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

RyanAU, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ejohnson654, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

petermethot, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

OnWisconsin, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sonofliberty2, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 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%

AaronHomoya, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

closisinthehouse, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BeersAndBears, Dec 19, 2013
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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%

VinsanityDiesel, Dec 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Achilles811, Dec 07, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One can't miss the sturdy foamy head produced by this darkened orange colored ale. The retention was impressive and it left clumps of foam about the edges of the glass.

Really big hops in the nose with a citrusy grapefruit and the unmistakable scent of a bouquet of flowers.

The flavors are less citrus and more floral hop cone. There is a ccramel malt backbone but the the floral hoppiness is most evident. Subtle spiciness, chive and just the barest hint of pine all make an appearance.

The feel is quite dry, relatively smooth but ultimately astringent.

This comes across as a hop bomb and that it is, just wished for more citrus in the taste.

KYGunner, Dec 06, 2013
Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.