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Redeemer | Olde Hickory Brewery

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89
very good
35 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Lantern on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
174
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
24.08%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an imperial nonic a slightly hazed burnt orange infused yellow with anice tightly formed one finger bone white head that never really completely settles.Grapefruti rind and pine resins really jump out nicely in the nose,quite sharp with no sweet malt or alcohol to muddle it up.A pine resiny sharp hop onslaught,again no big sugary malt or sweet stinging alcohol to get in the way of the hops,as it warms a little some alcohol sweetness lightly comes into play.The label is right you need to love the hops to enjoy this and I do on both fronts,it's raw and sharp and is unapologetic.I rank this up there with Foothills Jade as my favorite hop forward NC. beers.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

Brewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, and Zythos hops; a solid malt backbone elevates the complexity and even drinkability. Simply superb, everything a growing hophead wants in an Imperial IPA. Top notch!

STYLE: Imperial IPA
ABV: 10.0%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Hazy amber, sufficient lacing

SMELL: Macerated oranges & grapefruit, faint tobacco, piney, pineapple, guava, rose water, mild grassiness

TASTE: Slightly chewy, biscuity foundation, pungent hops, big bitterness, juicy, hint of yeast, estery, quite warming, hemp seeds, peach cobbler, grassy, mild nuttiness; semidry, bitter finish

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - orangish amber with a thick, white head that has great retention

S - citrusy, piney, big herbal aroma

T - mild breadiness, some sugar, big bitter finish, some pine, intense herbal hop finish

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a really nice beer. The hop character is intense and intricate. The ABV is well hidden giving it great drinkability. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It's definitely worth finding.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

Don't think I've had this one before - hazy orange body, not very carbonated or at least very little in the way of head retention. Moderately bitter, lots of lush tropical fruit, candied tangerine, sugar cube, booze. Big and sticky - solid flavors, though

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BeerZack
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, best by July 2013. Strong orangey citrus nose with a hint of grassiness and some caramel. Pale malts with citrus and fresh grassy hop bitterness. Hint of sweet caramel starting to come out, not sure if its due to age, but I bet this one could have been stellar a couple weeks ago if the caramel was less developed.

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Photo of Highbury09
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bum732
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

S: Bright fruitiness, passion fruit, grapefruit sweetness, lots of pineapple with some mango, candy like sweetness.

L: Hazy burnt orange, creamy white head that dissipates slightly. Solid lacing.

T: Resiny dankness up front followed by a medium large malt sweetness. Medium high fruity sweetness, a slight grapefruit bite. There is a short, pronounced bisquity malt that fades quickly to a deep burnt pineapple. Finishes quite resiny and semi-dry.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation, alcohol barely noticeable.

Pretty good overall, a little heavy, but great flavors.

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Redeemer from Olde Hickory Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.
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