Heelch O'Hops | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Heelch O'HopsHeelch O'Hops
BA SCORE
68%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 802 ratings
Heelch O'HopsHeelch O'Hops
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with a heelch* of Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade hops, our double IPA has a palate pleasing bitterness that is carefully balanced with a full-bodied malt foundation. With a deep color of polished brass and a nose that sings of pink grapefruit and redwood needles, the rich biscuit-like malt flavors intertwine with hints of vanilla, mangos, and peppercorns leading to a deep, warming finish. (*That’s Boontling for “a whole lot”)

Added by BB1313 on 10-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,522
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
802
Liked:
545
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
11.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
146
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 802 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dropped in here today for the fourth stop on the Great Late Summer 2017 Road Trip. I'll stick with the place review from last time (apparently I come here once every five years).

5oz sampler. Beer is clear light golden brown in color, moderate carbonation. Aroma is slightly tropical. Medium body. Moderate bitterness. Some pineapple. Moderately sweet. Alcohol is somewhat warming. Lingering bitter finish.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Optimus Beer. After dinner, in Roquetas de Mar. In shaker glass. Smooth to the palate. Very resinous, but with a refreshing sweetness that makes it not become a disgusting pine soup. High abv that affects

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Photo of armock
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.99/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PintHalfFull
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Way too carbonated. Overly malty. Nose is all malt.

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Photo of migleskun
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Matthew_Warfield
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orangish color with a faint cream colored head. Almost no lacing on the glass. Smells like pine and caramel but the odor is very faint. Full pleasant mouth-feel with an great hoppy taste. Nothing incredible about this beer but it's a solid offering.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerTest
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beFullCircle
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomb_ride
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice orange colour with an off white lingering head. Great lace. Aroma of pine, caramel, peaches, tropical fruits. Medium to full boody with a creamy dense texture. Taste of caramel, peaches, tropicalf ruits, resines.

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Photo of der_meister
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RashomonZero
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice mix of intense, citrus\pine hops, malt, mouth-feel, and high abv without tasting like it. Balance is right for me.

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Photo of Dzu
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice ’in your face’ hoppiness, from the aroma straight through to the taste. Dark golden with small creamy head, lacing coats the glass all the way down. This is a citrus/pine explosion, but very drinkable as well. Alcohol is evident in warmth. Nice double.

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Photo of ntanp91
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle. Cloudy amber color. 1/4 inch fluffy white head. Smell is floral and hoppy. Strong pine taste, bitter fruit notes. Malt base combines well with the strong hops. A nice hopped imperial.

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68% out of 100 with 802 ratings
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