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RATINGS: 169   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. Thatís 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 IBUís, and leaves a lingering bitterness; it is, after all, a Double IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (428) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
From bomber in to English pint glass. Spongy 1" white head on bronze liquid. Thick lacing. Aroma: predominantly pine, but some toasted marshmallow enters the mix, unexpectedly. Massively bitter, and I love it. This thing sings with alpha hops. Virtually no alcohol flavor. Dry, but maybe thatís just because the bitterness is so profound. One of the most bitter beers Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Nose of fruity hops apricot peach a good deal of dank and some citrus. Pale malt base with a hint of residual sugar. Pours hazy golden, nice head and lace. Flavors of dank initially soft fruit underneath apricot orange peach. Soft sugary sweetness, pale malt, floral dank finish. Lingering danky bitterness. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle from Samís in Durham. Pours surprisingly hazy, sort of peach colored. Thin white head dies down and ends up a bit wispy. Nose of apricots, peaches, citrus, lemon zest, mild resin, and Juicy Fruit gum. Taste is similar but with a bitter kick at the end. Slick palate. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
The smell coming off this thing is like I just dove my face into some mower clippings. Reasonable mouthfeel and head. As far as tightness of the taste, it is more on the loose/amature side. Some of the flavors are a little disjointed. I am glad to see they used a good amount of hop variety in there, but I just really didnít taste it. A nice, IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of rich hop oils, a hint of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt with a bitter, resiny finish. Slightly odd tasting but definitely hop forward. Slight alcohol presence. Good stuff though there is something off about it. 8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2011
These guys are all over the place now with their beers. Being able to find them locally is pretty cool because I used to drink their stuff when I was in college. Orange colored pour with a thick white head on it. Smell is mostly hops, a touch of alcohol, and plenty of grass and grapefruit. Taste is smooth and very interesting, sweet with a nice hop kick. Not really an "imperial" IPA - but a damn good easy to drink beer, thats for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1360) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
On tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh. Nice head, light copper color, very slightly hazy, withplenty of aromatic hops and enough malts to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Probably past itís prime, bitter malty beer, Meh itís aight. Liked other stuff more

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (2525) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bomber shared at a recent group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a clear, orange/gold color and modest amounts of off white head foam and lacing. The aroma was perfumey mid-fruit, citrus as orange & grapefruit, with some resin following up. Substantial, smooth malt to balance, some malt sweetness, and strong, lasting hop bitterness rounded out the flavor into the finish. Reminded me of a slightly mellower Tyranena Hop Whore, which is one of my favorite DIPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2011
This pours mostly clear light gold with a tall, sticky, white head. The aroma is all hops, pine and citrus. The flavor is mostly all a light bitterness. A hint of sweetness comes just before the dry finish kicks in but you wonít find it lingering around for long before the bitter finishes.

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