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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4034) - Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy, typically woody with a strong evergreen overtone, screaming "Great IPA!" Pours an appetizing clear copper with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, fluffy off-white head. Strongly hoppy flavor has a woody core and a strong evergreen note with herbal and citrus hints and a fair amount of bitterness. Lively, fizzy texture makes it dance on your tongue; you feel it going down the pipes! This is a must for any IPA lover.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5459) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Orange pour with tan head and lace. Resiny hops, bready biscuits, and caramel malt. Sweet caramel malt, bready, with a nice resiny bitter. Medium/full bodied with good carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Durhambeer gave me this one for Chanukah, thatís right Bob... this one was for Chanukah.
The beer pours an orange color with a big white head and good lace.

The aroma is spicy hops and lots of citrus, there is a fair bit of caramel in there as well.

The flavor is surprisingly malty with some biscuit-y character and a fair dose of caramel, but itís got hops too... donítí worry. Lots of spicy and piney hop flavor is abound with this one and the bitterness level in on the high end in a most enjoyable way.

This is certainly pushing the boundaries of how much crystal malt I can handle in an IPA but pulls off being delicious never the less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (909) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2012
On draft at Jack of the Wood, Asheville. Poured clear amber with splotches of lace.. Taste of rye and resinous pine. Finished dry and bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
An incredibly hop profile. Bottle from the bestway. Loved it so much I made a second trip and got the last bottle. Aroma, bitterness, and everything involved with the profile is top notch. Bubblegum amarillo dominates. Dark orange color. Citrus bitterness on teh front of the palate. Metallic and grassy on the back. One of the best doubles I have had in al ong time. Perfect balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Thank you Sam! Pours a hazy, dark orange with a thin, off-white head that quickly fades out to a foam slick. Aroma is hop bitterness, some sweet malt, faded floral hops and remnants of what where probably some very nice tropical notes. The bottle reads best by February 2012 but I did sit on this for a bit too long. The hop bitterness in the taste is a bit stronger than anticipated from the aroma but itís not overdone and there is a bit of balancing malt (slightly sweet but mostly dry underneath). Pretty clean mouthfeel. I like this beer and suspect I would have liked it even more if I would not have waited so long to open it. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 29, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Olde HickoryTap House
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, pine and crystal sweetness, perfect level of bitterness to showcase the hops while balancing the sweetness, nice peppery spicyness, long bitter finish

Date: October 27, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: asheville
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet candy grapefruit aroma, fruity orange, sweet crystal hops, lots of citrus
Body: creamy body
Flavor: big hop flavor, backing crystal sweetness, lots of citrus, bitter grapefruit rind, long bitter finish
Overall: olde hickory rocks

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours orange with a nice thick white head that quickly fades. Smells of grapefruit, pine, orange, caramel, mango and grass. Taste pine, grapefruit, honey, orange, lemon, mango and grass. This is nice fresh IPA! Rather thick on the palate with a nice long pine and grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (501) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - 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.


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