Redeemer | Olde Hickory Brewery

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90
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176 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
36
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.81%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color; about an inch of foam tops the liquid, leaving a few dots here and there

Smell: Overwhelming hop aromatics, with orange, grapefruit and pine; floral citrus tones are in the mix, as well

Taste: Sugary malts quickly give way to dominance by the hops; pine dominant, with added elements of orange, grapefruit pith and floral elements overwhelm mid-palate; after the swallow, the malt comes back to add a bit of balance but this beer (and the finish) are all about the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nice to see a DIPA of this caliber come out of a North Carolina brewery; a fine effort by Olde Hickory

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color with light amounts of sediment in suspension, a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation, and some apricot + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of large bubbles, a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops over the top of moderate aromas of caramel malts. There are very light notes of floral hops in the background as well.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet caramel malts but the flavors of this beer are dominated by the hops - moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit rind and pine hops and lesser notes of herbal and floral hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is a really nice DIPA and I'm excited that it came from an NC brewery (as I lived in NC for quite a few years and still have family there). Really nice balance from the malt sweetness to ensure that the hop bitterness is not too intense. Great flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.17/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hazy amber pour into a becher, a finger of white head dwindling down to a thin foamy layer rather quickly, leaving light lacing on the glass. Lots of malty sweetness in the aroma, unfortunately, soapy, with some citrus and pine hops in the background. More of that malty sweetness in the taste, giving way to a strong bitterness, notes of orange pith and pine resin, dry, bready, and somewhat bland malts making a reprise, ending with a sticky sweetness on the palate. This seems to be the curse of many a DIPA: using too much malts to get that ABV, without having enough balance in the recipe to keep the hops in command. The bottle said Feb. '14, so it's not like it was a freshness issue. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and a bit rough overall. Not entirely bad, good for a homebrew kit, but not something I'd go for again.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy light amber, nice tan head.

Smell is pretty hoppy, even mix of bitter pine and citrus, juicy citrus and hints of pineapple. Smells fresh and very hoppy.

Taste is nice bitter hops, again a nice balance between piney/grassy hops and citrus hops, especially orange, some floral notes too, some light vanilla malt. Pretty bitter, big hop character.

Mouthfeel is milky smooth, good carb, alcohol is reasonably well hidden.

Very nice double IPA.

8.0/10

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Syrupy sweetness, very harsh bitterness in the finish

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Redeemer from Olde Hickory Brewery
4.07 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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