Redeemer - Olde Hickory Brewery

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Lantern on 01-30-2013

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Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 35
Photo of cardsfan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow another great beer by olde hickory! Fantastic orange color with the perfect amount of head. Smell was a little underwhelming but the taste brings it back. Doesn't taste like like a 10% beer and very smooth and easy to drink. Had lost my taste for dipas for awhile but this brought it back! Well done ohb!

Photo of jrnyc
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rion for this as part of trade!

Appearance is average, kind of reminds me of Heady Topper. There was no head and no lacing at all.

Smell is all hops, straight in your face. if you like raw hops , this is your beer.

Has little carbonation.

Taste is , well in your face also. Ok in beginning and end, nice finish. Alcohol well hidden.

I enjoyed this beer.

Photo of blackie
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber muled from Bottle Mixx into a wide Crooked Stave chalice. The pour gives up a low, white head, the beer itself a slightly hazy, deep golden color - lots of chunky yeast in the final pour. Impressive tropical nose at first hit - big passionfruit and mango with some minor kiwi, guava - very pungent, sticky spicy-sweet juice with a clean malting, sweet alcohol, great start. Smooth on the palate with a medium body and lighter, slightly prickly carbonation, a little sugar residue strikes a lovely balance with the acidic bitter. On the palate more of the great tropical structure - passionfruit and spicy mango rind - with a moderately sweet but clean malt balance. A pleasantly intense red grapefruit oil bitterness closes things out, lingering long. A pretty fantastic DIPA, maybe the best I’ve had from the state - preferred to the DBH draft I had last weekend.

Move over Wicked Weed! (sarcasm)

Photo of Ivegotmule
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I have enjoyed Death By Hops by OHB many times but this might be the best NC beer to date. 9.99$ a bomber and was a little skeptical. Poured hard into a duvel open end. Unfiltered? Yes, please. Love that. Perfectly balanced hop bomb at 10% abv. Yes, please. Didn't feel like a true full review but this deserves more than just a tick. Easily a 4.75 across the board. Maybe even 5 on taste. OHB, if you see this, please make this all the time!! Truly a top shelf IIPA. Cheers!

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  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!

Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
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

Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of beer2day
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Photo of jrsone
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle purchased today at Hops 'n' Grapes in Hickory, NC.

Cloudy with little head produced from a deliberately forthright pour into my Bell's tulip glass. Light honey color.
Aroma has every hop desciption evenly distributed: pine, grass, flower, and citrus. This is the first beer I've had in a long time--maybe forever--which hit all notes equally. There is a slight hint of alcohol, but come on, at 10% what's there must be a magic trick because it's so slight.
If you're a fan of Death by Hops, then you'll definitely be even happier with this beer. Less harsh for sure. It's definitely citrusy, but not too much. Maybe a little malt sweetness in there but who cares.
The body is light for sure. Like I said, no head per se, maybe a slight bit of lacing down the glass.
Overall, this is probably the most balanced 10% ABV IPA I've had. I love the fact that it's not primarily a fruit juice like many citrusy IIPAs. This beer is very new--just released--and there's hardly any alcohol burn in the flavor.

Photo of Lantern
4.99/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this from a kegerator at Hops & Grapes in Hickory, NC.

A- Poured an opaque orangeish-honey color with about a half-inch off-white head.

S- Smells of citrusy hops and just a hint of pine. A little tropical. Excellent!

T- WOW! Nice citrusy hop EXPLOSION to the tongue. This one is BIG and aggressive, almost abrasive (but that's a good thing!) A little pine in there as well as the citrusy sweetness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden by the hops. Tastes outstanding.

M- You have the aforementioned abrasiveness that attacks the enamel of your teeth, but this one feels smooth with it's medium body. A little stickiness, but not syrupy.

O- OHB knocks this one outta the park. This beer reminds me a lot of Palate Wrecker. I hope this one makes another appearance!!!

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Redeemer from Olde Hickory Brewery
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