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Death By Hops | Olde Hickory Brewery

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3.88/5
Very Good
555 Ratings
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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:
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Added by ROBORB on 09-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,638
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
555
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
3.92
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
81
Trade:
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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Nice bitter IPA. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Almost clear honey yellow color with a big frothy white head and tons of thick lacing. Head retention is better than average. Aroma and taste are good bitter hops. Mostly citrus but the flavor and aroma are not that pronounced other than the bitterness. A good but not great flavor. Mouthfeel is rich and crisp, no alcohol burn. I would happily drink this one again but there are a lot of similar IPAs out there.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The long lived lemon-sherbet head transitions from tall and rocky to 1" pancake batter. Lacing on the Cisco Fisheye Pint glass is slight and sticky, while the honey-amber (SRM-10-12) beer rests below. Each sip deposits a thin viscus film.

Strong Pine resin greats the nose, introducing orange rind and caramel. Later hearty white bread transitions to a dense Russian rye.

The first sip is quite bitter, as expected, followed by shots of powerful caramel sweetness. As the beer warms a little, it reveals pine tar. Grapefruit and orange pith play roles, but are held in check by peanut husks and a long aftertaste of aspirin. The finish is astringent and bitter. All told, this beer is a bit muddy.

A full body, with an almost syrupy texture and modest carbonation. ABV is as expected, and highlights a slightly harsh astringency. All are in keeping with the style, but cumulatively the astringency holds it back.

As a double IPA, one expects the bitterness and astringency, but one also expects these to be balance with bold flavors. Muddiness pervades this beer, and if cleaned-up it would certainly shine. Never the less, it is enjoyable during the Super bowl pre-game warm-up.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 555 ratings
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