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Heelch O'Hops | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.79/5
Very Good
803 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
Ranking:
#16,383
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
803
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
146
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 803 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light amber color with a slight haze. Some good ring lace from single bubble layered head.

Interesting aroma of licorice and white pepper. Slightly sweet, almost like maple syrup.

Spicy with touches of oregano and mild (green) Tabasco. Some sweetness that provides good balance. Full bodied but equally highly carbonated. Long aftertaste with a pleasant blend of cream, maple sugar and black pepper.

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Photo of rjs246
3/5  rDev -20.8%

After loving Holy Gose and Barney Flats this was pretty underwhelming. It was totally drinkable, but here was a honey-like sweetness to it and doesn't really have the hop and flavor profile I have come to expect from double IPAs. I'll bet plenty of people prefer this variety, but I wasn't crazy about it.

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Photo of Adam_Wenger
2.2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Simopunto
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of jakecattleco
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of aakerman
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Flip_Smash
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MartinCalvino
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Akravatz
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of even23
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Very good. Doesn't have that strong ipa taste to it. Just wish I could get it in New Mexico!

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Photo of Kono52
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Burnerdale
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of tappangordo
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of embass
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Ego
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

hunkered down in my hotel here in Cape May, NJ, the first biting winter wind is howling like a madman outside, and I am rating this beer in a silly wine glass (sorry, I didn't travel
with my beer ware and this is all that is available - well besides the plastic cups in the bathroom)

eyes...
murky orange - think Metamucil, nicely developed one finger of foam, sticky as a triple dog dare, lots of micro carbonation making the commute from the bottom-burbs to feed the white cap, I left to go do something (totally forgetting about the beer) and the head is exactly as it
was on the first pour - super nice, I would insert some weird boonville languge here but I don't plan on speaking klingon either...

nose...
caramely malty hops, honey notes, some pine, bready-er than most DIPAs, malt is the definite umph here

taste etc...
definitely too sweet for me, the hops are way too in the background, this is definitely a malt forward beer, this has a nice full mouth feel and the carbonation is absolutely silky, but man the flavor is just not for me, this just kicks in with over powering sweetness and the hops just don't stand a chance, this is like being forced to watch re runs of the chevy chase show, I mean you loved stuff he did in the past but this is a disaster...

verdict?
Their ESB is one of my all time favorite beers, the fact that I have to reference that shows what I think of this dud. Sorry Boonies, but at least Boonies never say die...

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jtease9325
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Heelch O'Hops from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 803 ratings
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