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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. 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!


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From the bottle poured a clear golden brew with a white head. Malty aroma. Medium bodied with a sweet, malty flavor with a real hop sting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1503) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle thanks to JCB! Amber pour with white head and good lacing. Nose of wet, dank, floral pine, citrus, and caramel candy. Flavor briefly caramel/toasted malt that gives way to an encompassing dry, bitter bite of pine and grapefruit. Bitterness coats and clears the palate of any malt flavor, leaving only body behind. More of that dank feel to the bitterness. Really enjoyed the sharp bitterness to this one and actually very drinkable considering this.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RABinCO (1248) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bomber. Poured into a goblet. Beautiful deep gold color with a little bit of white head. HUGE juicy, citrus aroma. Incredibly fresh hop character on the nose. Taste is sweet, sticky, hop resin with big bursts of gumball and citrus. Great DIPA where the flavor is there with a nice, lower ABV.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma has loads of fruity juicy hops, a generous caramel malt backbone, and resin. Flavour is super pungent with truckloads of piney and resinous hops, and just enough caramel malt backbone to hold things together. Extraordinarily hoppy, with a big puckering blast to the palate, with a medium astringency on the finish. Nice and dry, but also juicy. A most fantastic near-double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a rocky white two finger head. Tons of lacing and amazing head retention. Aroma is full of citrus hops, orange and pineapple. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and biscuit malt that nicely balances out the hops. Quite a pleasant, if not common, aroma. The flavor is a little lighter on the citrus with some pine coming through. Lots of caramel and biscuit paired with a moderate bitterness. A really nice lingering hoppyness combines with a slight stickyness in the finish. Overall, a really good IPA but it is definitely not a IIPA; not sure why is is labeled that here. Nice balance between malt and hops and something I would drink a lot of if it were available locally.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2012
The hop aroma is nice and a little potent. I also smell malts and fruit. I get a lemon scent with pine. Its a great mixture. I taste hops, malts, citrus fruit, and yeast. This is a very good beverage. It is a bitter brew but somehow it doesn?t ruin the flavor. I wish I could say it doesnt impact the palate. I would drink this again. It intrigues me.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1733) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange with almost a smaller hear. Aroma is nice sticky tropical fruits hops with some floral aspects and a honey sweetness. Flavor is sweet juicy fruits (mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange). Not overly sweet, but massively bitter. This is in the top 5ish of all the IPAs Iíve had to date. This was just what an IPA should be. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bomber to oversized snifter. Looks good; a foggy burnt-orange with white lacing. Smells solid; bitter hops and malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
From bottle. Pours a clear golden color with an off white, frothy head. I donít get much in the way of aroma, however I can pick up a slightly grassy/resin smell. Taste is very hop forward, I donít get much of the malts but thats how I like them. Very smooth and easy to drink, finishes with a nice hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (872) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Golden, white head, muted aroma, sweet with soapy hops. Smooth body. Nothing too impressive here.


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