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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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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

A: Hazy orange color with minimal to no head or lacing

S: Very hop forward with strong aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, sweet malt.

T: Similar to smell with strong sweet citrus and pine flavors. Initially has sweet malty flavor consistent with most DIPAs followed by nice bitterness.

M: Nice moderate mouthful

O: Overall a great DIPA

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a half-finger lightly yellowed head over a murky apricot liquid. Smells lemon, pine, oranges, lime, grapefruit. Tastes nice, but a bit sweeter than I'd expect. Hop flavors come across muted due to malt sweet that sticks a bit. The clean hop bitter fights with malt sweet, though sharp carbonation sides with the bitter, the bitter doesn't shine like I'd expect for the style. Hop flavors are grapefruit pith, pine, baby aspirin. Esters are nearly absent pear and apricot. Malt flavor is . The hop bitter combines with pine hop piercing and sourish to make the beer come across as medicinal. Clean alcohol sting is appropriate, mild but sharp carbonation, medium-light in the mouth.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This a great IAPA. Poured into a tulip glass. Strong orange-amber fog. Very little head with light carbonation. Citrus grass off the bat with a strong hop hit tapering to a sweetness. Feels like it should be heavier but is more medium. Totally enjoying and would recommend. Good local craft brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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