Heelch O'Hops | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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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
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0
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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