Heelch O'Hops | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
797 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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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
Ratings:
797
Reviews:
149
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
146
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.99/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of claybob43
4.9/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great with BBQ chicken. Great finish.

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Photo of pat61
4.85/5  rDev +26.3%

Flowery, fruity nose
Pours brilliant amber, 2” off white pillowy cap, lacy, clingy
Palate: a hop driven beer with melony, citrusy, orange and grapefruit rind hop flavors seasoning a biscuit malt backbone.
Medium body and carbonation, Clean and crisp.
Very hoppy and bitter but very well done and well balanced and well executed. .

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had a regular bottle. Nice color, nice aroma, the taste was excellent! It had a deep complex character making me crave another. I would highly recommend it!

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of hseldon15
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very underrated BA score, but I'm certain it will go up with more reviews. Excellent DIPA with a great balance of citrus, pine and hops.

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4.65/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This should be a top ten DIPA.
Sharp hop burst at the beginning. Sharp like a good provalone. Middle is big time stone fruit, but still a little tropical. Middle tastes like bitting into a blend of cherry and orange starburst. Finish is slightly drier that I would have liked but this is still amazing.
Not sure why this beer is not raved about. Anderson Valley is soooo underrated.

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4.61/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA! Nice golden color. Floral, citrusy, hoppy aroma. Mango notes are very distinct, hoppy but not too bitter. Laces glass from top to finish.

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4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBrose
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a miniature snifter.

Look: Beautiful light copper color, brilliantly clear and with a white frothy head to accompany. Very sticky lacing. This looks like a Double IPA should!!!

Smell: Pine, and melon, with a ripe rind grapefruit aroma. Smells very promising, though I wish it had more aromas up front to offer.

Taste: Sticky sweet caramel malt, pungent pine hop bitterness. Light grapefruit bitterness. Sweet melon flavors in the back. Really well balanced flavor with the sweetness of the malt and complexities of the hops. Earth and grass.

Feel: Smooth and medium bodied. The lingering bitterness is that of fresh fruit and pine aromatics.

Overall: This is exactly what I want to drink in a Double IPA. Piney and Fruity with an overwhelming earthy quality.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 797 ratings.
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