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 satoberg
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dansmcd
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AxlSkull
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulytasker
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Ellis1701
4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fsuturp
3.08/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Medium Amber (SRM 12) pour with thick off white head; good lace with cap in place to bottom of SAPP; good clarity and carbonation. Citrus and pine nose; some musty damp forest floor aromas as liquid warms. Malt forward with flavor of Myers lemon on top; earthy pine middle with semi sweet caramel malt and hoppy finish. Medium lite mouthfeel with some stickiness; there is a zesty hoppy tongue coating. Overall, Very well balanced - I enjoyed.

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Photo of mkretsch
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave1999
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with a big white head.

The smell is very malty, melon, pineapple,lemon,earth.

The taste is much like the smell very malt forwards, the hops are subdued. There is some tropical flavours but they are weak.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I suspect from looking at the other reviews that this was an old bottle but I don't see a date on it anywhere. The hops where overpowered by the malt but I could tell there is potential.

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Photo of grahuba
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BeerBrose
4.51/5  rDev +19%
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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Photo of Rick_from_London
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours with a meringue head that settles moderately fast into the drink which is golden in colour.

N - Definitely the hop nose of a double IPA, but without the bitterness sometimes in an overhopped malt.

P - Very creamy and smooth, showing a well-balanced IPA, with a dry palate left behind with notes of resin and citrus.

F - Finish leaves behind a creamy caramel on the mouth with a distinctive black pepper along the tongue.

O - A delicious west coast double IPA, reminiscent of the Tofino Double IPA, but not as refreshingly bitter and yet surprisingly creamy and enjoyable for its differences.

Thanks to Rye-an for sharing in the tasting.

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Photo of PappaSam21
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first beer rating here on advocate,don't know why I never done this sooner, Any how this beer is pretty solid a little weak on the hops for my liking, doesn't have that smack your face bite I like. Overall I taste Suttle pine notes, citrus, and aromatic biscuits.The color of polished brass is true good looking beer. They hide the Abv very well, and the finish is smooth. GOOD BEER would buy again for a refreshing DIPA.

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

Photo of Warren2621
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDell
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BoozyBear
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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