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Death By Hops - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

447 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 36
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: ROBORB on 09-22-2010

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Barleycorn Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient, randomly patterned lacing.

S- Big juicy hop aroma that's musty and dank. Slightly sweet smelling.

T- The hop flavor is decidedly grassy and not very in-your-face but the bitterness is definitely there and lingers a good while. Decent malt backbone to balance that's a bit bready and sweet. The ABV isn't incredibly noticeable.

M- Pretty sharp and dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I wouldn't necessarily call this a "death by hops" beer but it's certainly assertive and the malt provides a near-perfect balance to the aggressive hop content.

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Best by date of August 2014

A: Golden crystal clear honey hue with 1 finger of thick creamy head. The head lasts a good while and leaves good lacing down the glass.

S: Strong aroma of floral hops with a lot of malt sweetness. The aroma is more bitter than the taste of this one. Hints of honey, caramel and mango in there.

T: Nice mango fruity hop flavor that finishes with a clean vanilla/caramel finish. Hops dominate the palate up front with the mango sweetness and piney finish but are not overly bitter or punchy. More balanced ipa with the malt sweetness combined with the mango sweet flavor in the hops leave you with more of a sweet balanced ipa more than an overly bitter flavor.

M: Medium to thin mouthfeel, nice carbonation to finish the beer off with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

O: Nice balanced version of a west coast style ipa.Good solid beer, but I was expecting more of punchy up front hop flavor and aroma with a name like Death by Hops. I thought the hop blend was good giving it a slightly sweet flavor and good malt profile to balance out the total flavor. Overall good beer but the name left me wanting more of a hop bitter punch.

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Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.