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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winner of the First Olde Hickory Pro Am competition. Very limited production. Our brew master says: 71lbs of high alpha hops were used to make this limited production beer of only 13 barrels. That’s just over 20 grams of hops used for each pint! DBH was brewed with 2 row barley, Carapils and Crisp Crystal 45 malts and fermented to 7% alc/vol. DBH was hopped with 5 different West Coast hops: Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, Centennial and Cascade. Additionally, DBH was twice dry hopped with different combinations of these hops. The net result is an amazing aroma of ripe juicy fruit mixed in with a bouquet of spring flowers. DBH was brewed to a level of bitterness of 108 IBU’s, and leaves a lingering bitterness; it is, after all, a Double IPA!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Recent bottle from appalachian vinter. Big ibu and hop delivery. Bitter character. Decent drinkability.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopDirt (6) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
All these comments below support my theory that this may be the best ipa on the market! Twice the taste as a lot of other ipa’s for half the price! Great one to keep stocked.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle with a best by date of August 2014. Drank in mid-July. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is that of older hops (mainly orange and pine). The flavor has some orange notes as well as toffee and biscuit malt. Tastes like an older IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Grassy, lemon peel, straw, biscuit, husky, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is orange peel, lemons, bread, light caramel, husk, straw, and lemons with a neodymium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Well-balanced and decently hoppy IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine grass, orange, grapefruit juice, hints of oak, earth. Taste is a mix of grass, grapefruit, hints of earth, grain, caramel, finishing bitter, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (137) - - MAY 29, 2014
Duckworth's, Charlotte, draft. Good lacing. Copper, clear. Hoppy aroma. Sharp taste / aftertaste. Very bitter. Black pepper? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ErikDavid (11) - - MAY 7, 2014
The aroma is clean, assertive hops, but not a west coast IPA by any stretch, the hops are extremely assertive in the bitterness, but its not supported by a hop forward flavor, just bitter as all get out. I can’t say I liked it very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (297) - - MAR 5, 2014
cloudy amber color; nice citrus hop aroma; great, bitter, citrusy hop flavor; lots of hops on a medium-bodied malt base; dry, bitter aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3877) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy, and resinous hops plus caramel and pale malts and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good IPA, but a little too bitter and not the best blend of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
22 ounce bottle
A very nice East Coast IPA straddles the line between IPA and Imperial IPA. Either way you call it the result is a well balanced hop bomb that is gone before you know it. I will definitely have to keep Olde Hickory in mind if I am ever in the area traveling.

Aroma / Appearance - A creamy opaque foundation simmers in the glass. Ivory head adds to the relaxing warm presence. Lemons, orange zest, resin, and more are like a hoppy custard in a glass.

Flavor / Palate - A bright bite of resin brushes away thirst immediately. Floor wax sweeps into a strong bitterness that refrains from being completely over the top. Full boded and warm it is the definition of an East Coast IPA. Raise your expectations if you are just expecting yet another local ho-hum effort.


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