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Redeemer - Olde Hickory Brewery

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 15
Gots: 9 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

djrn2, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

zestar, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

acurtis, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Texasfan549, May 27, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%

kjkinsey, May 23, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color; about an inch of foam tops the liquid, leaving a few dots here and there

Smell: Overwhelming hop aromatics, with a strong piney element; floral citrus tones are in the mix, as well

Taste: Sugary malts quickly give way to dominance by the hops; pine dominant, with added elements of grapefruit pith and floral elements overwhelm mid-palate; after the swallow, the malt comes back to add a bit of balance but this beer (and the finish) are all about the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice to see a DIPA of this calibre come out of a North Carolina brewery; a fine effort by Olde Hickory

brentk56, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an imperial nonic a slightly hazed burnt orange infused yellow with anice tightly formed one finger bone white head that never really completely settles.Grapefruti rind and pine resins really jump out nicely in the nose,quite sharp with no sweet malt or alcohol to muddle it up.A pine resiny sharp hop onslaught,again no big sugary malt or sweet stinging alcohol to get in the way of the hops,as it warms a little some alcohol sweetness lightly comes into play.The label is right you need to love the hops to enjoy this and I do on both fronts,it's raw and sharp and is unapologetic.I rank this up there with Foothills Jade as my favorite hop forward NC. beers.

oberon, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

nickfl, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Kegatron, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Rifugium, Mar 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color with light amounts of sediment in suspension, a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation, and some apricot + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of large bubbles, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops over the top of moderate aromas of caramel malts. There are very light notes of floral hops in the background as well.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet caramel malts but the flavors of this beer are dominated by the hops - moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops and lesser notes of herbal and floral hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

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

O: This is a really nice DIPA and I'm excited that it came from an NC brewery (as I lived in NC for quite a few years and still have family there). Really nice balance from the malt sweetness to ensure that the hop bitterness is not too intense. Great flavors.

dbrauneis, May 14, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - orangish amber with a thick, white head that has great retention

S - citrusy, piney, big herbal aroma

T - mild breadiness, some sugar, big bitter finish, some pine, intense herbal hop finish

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a really nice beer. The hop character is intense and intricate. The ABV is well hidden giving it great drinkability. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's definitely worth finding.

tdm168, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

TurdFurgison, Oct 27, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

Don't think I've had this one before - hazy orange body, not very carbonated or at least very little in the way of head retention. Moderately bitter, lots of lush tropical fruit, candied tangerine, sugar cube, booze. Big and sticky - solid flavors, though

dirtylou, Oct 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Axnjxn, Mar 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

kscaldef, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ZEB89, Dec 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

KevinGordon, Feb 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Durge, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

LoveStout, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received in a random act of kindness from kingkong. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice hazy honey hue with a not quite one finger head that fades to leave spotty clouding and light lacing.

S - So this is from North Carolina eh? Okay, I see you. Nice grapefruit peel minus the bitterness that typically comes with that aroma. There is some malty sweetness too. Honestly, this reminds me of a well done lagered DIPA (ala Jack's Abby) with how mellow yet still aromatic it is.

T - Starts off with malty sweetness and them WHAMMY bitterness. Lots of bitter hops and grapefruit peel here. This may be above ruination level of bitterness here. Holy shit. So, I'm thinking its a bitter vein running through it that I'm tasting and not booze. I feel a little bit of heat, but the bitter hops drown out the alcohol. Very impressed at how bitter it yes, yet, still balanced with the malt sweetness. Lingering bitter hop/grapefruit peel that doesnt go away on my pallet after 15+ minutes of not sipping. Crazy.

M - Mouthfeel is solid. Nicely carbonated and that alcohol isnt really hidden nicely. Goes down dangerously.

O - Overall, surprised by this one. Appearance is alright, aroma a bit soft, but man oh man is this bitter! I guess if you're in to that sort of thing this is tasty, so luckily I am. Glad I got to try. Fun label too!

rudzud, Feb 16, 2013
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Redeemer from Olde Hickory Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.