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RATINGS: 182   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1419) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (489) - 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 (5730) - 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 (3509) - 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 (2118) - 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 (1397) - 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.

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