Death By Hops | Olde Hickory Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
554 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:
554
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
81
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 184
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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Photo of addiwilliams
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Itallianno14
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has got to be one of the greatest, underrated IPAs that exist.

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Photo of Gavage
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1/2" head that falls apart quickly.

Smell: loads of citrus and an earthy hop bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine, and a strong earthy bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a dry aftertaste. Long lasting bitterness rides the tongue for a while.

Overall: for those that enjoy aggressively hopped beers, this one will make you happy.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tlema1
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: deep gold, long lasting thin white head
S: dank and piney
T: bitter up front, resinous and faint citrus
F: good mouthfeel
O: not my favorite DIPA

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of littlebitloc
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of aleckpa
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glf60
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeard89
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

It was 2 and a half months old...maybe it mellowed too much

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.37/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Morockm
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bustersuess
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Death By Hops from Olde Hickory Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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