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Redeemer - Olde Hickory Brewery

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lantern on 01-30-2013)
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy light orange pour with very little head. Not much in the way of lace, either.

Nose is very well balanced. Pine hops are complimented with grassy, herbal, earthy hops. Even a light shot of orange citrus. A veritable hops smorgasbord.

The initial hit hints at that light orange flavor, but is quickly overcome with grassy-to-floral hops and finished off with a pine note. Significant malt backbone here, but the varied hop flavor blocks most of that out. Very dry finish, almost arid but with enough hop resin to make it interesting. Very nice west-coast interpretation.

Feel is spot on. Not too heavy, not too sweet, not too thick. Just right.

Could this be the DIPA NC was waiting for? It's not a sweet citrus entry, but a very very good entry nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:42:42 | More by beer2day
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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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

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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.

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Redeemer from Olde Hickory Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.