Death By Hops | Olde Hickory Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
551 Ratings
Death By HopsDeath By Hops
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ROBORB on 09-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
551
Reviews:
182
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
77
For Trade:
3
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Photo of MacMalt
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kind of old: bottle dated 2/24/2017. Poured into IPA glass. It pours a hazy, honey-orange color with an enormous, eggshell-white head and lacing. It has a fairly malty aroma, with lots of resinous pine and floral hops. I've read a few of the reviews and this simply isn't as bitter as others have experienced, perhaps due to the age. It doesn't seem like 108 IBU to me, except in the after taste. While the bottle says it's a "west coast classic," to me, it's a somewhat typical southern style IPA: nice malt base, some caramel, and a finish with grapefruit and hops. It has a fairly creamy mouth feel and the 7% ABV is relatively tame. Overall, I feel like I'm not doing it justice. It's a nice, hoppy IPA but I'd like to taste it fresher.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maxdeusphallis
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of walkinginplace
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KenC
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Imperialjake
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mflamar
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrbw23
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

I don't remember having an ipa as bitter as this for while. Very sweet and malty with a lot of pine, extremely bitter. I'd probably say that this is a double ipa.

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Photo of JWhat
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elimav
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordan0811
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bomber from Loews in Banner Elk Saturday for$6.49. Bottled on 12-2-2015...hopefully it has been refrigerated!

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing.

Nose is lacking, just a light hint of citrus.

Taste is citrus forward with a nice pine finish.

Feel is full drinking like a double IPA.

Overall this is a decent brew that is worth a shot.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frasergrove
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another one I was surprised I had not reviewed before. Death by Hops is a regular on tap at several taverns near me so I see it fairly regularly. Pours standard golden bronze with a thin white head. Nose has your pine and grapefruit and lemon zest triumvarite.

This is frontloaded with lemon and pine hops, but you do get some caramel malt before the pine in the aftertaste kind of washes over everything. I do think the texture does a nice job of keeping everything in tine, dry and tight. Nothing mind blowing here, but one of the more reliable hop bombs brewed in the state.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber-orange with a 2 finger cream colored head. Fairly good retention on the head and a huge mass of sticky lacing left behind.

Grapefruit, pine and orange peel on the nose. Really big caramel malt. Doughy.

Dank pine hops and caramel malt on first sip. Orange peel, lemon zest, and grapefruit. Bread dough. More caramel at the end.

Medium bodied going to a touch viscous. Medium carbonation. Some sweetness form the malt balanced by lingering piney dankness.

Really interesting IPA. Such a huge amount of caramel, much more than most IPAs.

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Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 551 ratings.
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