Heller Heaven Double IPA | West Sixth Brewing Company

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136 Ratings
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Heller Heaven Double IPAHeller Heaven Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
West Sixth Brewing Company
Kentucky, United States
westsixth.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barczar on 05-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
9.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
40
For Trade:
2
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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Matt for sharing!

Dark amber orange, off white foam. Sudsy with a lot of sticky lacing and lasting surface coverage.
Aroma is sweet, caramel malt tends to dominate with a mild vegetal note behind it.
Taste is heavy on sweet caramel malt, hops are muddled and get lost in the mix. Sticky and boozy.
Heavy body, resiny bitter aftertaste, not much in the way of hop flavor. Not my style of DIPA.

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Photo of Yermomsfavorite
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roybert
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JKitchen23
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Duoglass
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can courtesy of @byrdst23 into a teku glass:

Appearance: pours a pretty golden yellow color, with a thick, sudsy head. Can tell just by looking at it it's got a little ABV behind it. Slow rising little bubbles buttress the long-lasting foam. Leaves tons of spotty lacing.

Aroma: a little muted here, but the aroma is lots of pine, and some very light citrus. You can definitely smell a little sweetness here too, which makes me think it's gonna be a little malty for my tastes.

Taste: I don't see the hops listed in the notes section here, but if I had to guess.......Simcoe and centennial (maybe Amarillo?) Lots of piney bitterness, and some underlying citrus as well. It's pretty boozy at 9.5%, and the booze definitely comes through, but it's not terribly sweet or hot. It actually reminds me of a slightly less refined Hop Juju. Heavy, with lots of pine as the dominant taste, and a little bit of citrus and grapefruit as well.

Feel: thick and creamy, with a stickiness that lingers for a while. Medium-low carbonation.

Overall: this is a solid DIPA, and a very nice trade extra. Like stated above, it reminds me a little of Fatheads Hop Juju, or maybe 90-Minute.

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Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvice2280
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RockRuler
3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A balanced DIPA. Hoppy flavor but not too bitter. Not my favorite DIPA but not bad. Doesn't do anything new. Solid. Cheers!

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Photo of ffshore545
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CSQ1111
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of callmeoz
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Washuffizi98
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Heller Heaven Double IPA from West Sixth Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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