Redeemer - Olde Hickory Brewery
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3.18/5 rDev -21.7%
Hazy amber pour into a becher, a finger of white head dwindling down to a thin foamy layer rather quickly, leaving light lacing on the glass. Lots of malty sweetness in the aroma, unfortunately, soapy, with some citrus and pine hops in the background. More of that malty sweetness in the taste, giving way to a strong bitterness, notes of orange pith and pine resin, dry, bready, and somewhat bland malts making a reprise, ending with a sticky sweetness on the palate. This seems to be the curse of many a DIPA: using too much malts to get that ABV, without having enough balance in the recipe to keep the hops in command. The bottle said Feb. '14, so it's not like it was a freshness issue. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and a bit rough overall. Not entirely bad, good for a homebrew kit, but not something I'd go for again.
03-07-2014 23:17:56 | More by Rifugium
4.08/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Hazy orange color with minimal to no head or lacing
S: Very hop forward with strong aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, sweet malt.
T: Similar to smell with strong sweet citrus and pine flavors. Initially has sweet malty flavor consistent with most DIPAs followed by nice bitterness.
M: Nice moderate mouthful
O: Overall a great DIPA
12-20-2013 22:38:04 | More by bsyoung
3.35/5 rDev -17.5%
Pours a half-finger lightly yellowed head over a murky apricot liquid. Smells lemon, pine, oranges, lime, grapefruit. Tastes nice, but a bit sweeter than I'd expect. Hop flavors come across muted due to malt sweet that sticks a bit. The clean hop bitter fights with malt sweet, though sharp carbonation sides with the bitter, the bitter doesn't shine like I'd expect for the style. Hop flavors are grapefruit pith, pine, baby aspirin. Esters are nearly absent pear and apricot. Malt flavor is . The hop bitter combines with pine hop piercing and sourish to make the beer come across as medicinal. Clean alcohol sting is appropriate, mild but sharp carbonation, medium-light in the mouth.
10-27-2013 02:46:34 | More by mentor
Redeemer from Olde Hickory Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.