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RATINGS: 167   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!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steasy66 (884) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Golden, white head, muted aroma, sweet with soapy hops. Smooth body. Nothing too impressive here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1306) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - SEP 8, 2012
Strong pine aroma. Amber colour with film of a head, big lacing. HUGE bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4189) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
22oz bottle, world greatest cap. Pale amber color. Tall, rocky, white froth. Long lacing. Hop floral aroma. Spicy hops, loads of resin & citrus oil, and grapefruit. This is what an American Double IPA should smell like! Sweet caramel malts, toasted grain flavor. Whoa, thatís a lot of hops. Death-by-Hops ainít no joke. Heavy on the bitterness. Deep earthy hop flavor. Finishes with a bitterness similar to biting a grapefruit skin. Resin, citrus, and pine... oh my. (3449)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1288) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Not a bad ups good flavor no blighting hops until the end. Clear thin head nice taste enjoyable balance except for end bite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Strong floral aroma. Citrus flavor that lingers on the tongue for quite some time. This beer would be perfect if it were a bit clearer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Complex hoppy aroma and attractive golden brown pour with a strong taste and lingering mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6406) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2012
22oz bottle, shared by Jay. Bottle suggests that we enjoy this before November 2012. Thin off-white head. little lace. Clear amber color. Very interesting spicy hop aroma. What is this Iím tasting? Thyme? Basil? Big toasty malts, after the herbacious hops. Big bitter taste, with a spicy bite. Very dry finish, light smooth carbonation. Interesting IPA, I give it credit for having such an unusually herbacious hop profile. But itís a lot less fruity than the description might suggest, I canít really get any fruit taste out of it. Just a good, pleasant spice. Reminds me of the Saison Du Buff.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Huhzubendah (2549) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul. This brew appears hazy and orange with a thin white head. The aroma is hop forward and initially smells enticing. However, lurking behind the hop scents is an odd, vegetal smell. The flavor is just wrong and harsh. Weird, off-putting, sulfur and earth flavors overrun any potential pleasant tastes I was hoping to find. Not a good beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-30-2011

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
missdev (18) - USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bittersweet chocolate truffle nose. They claim itís floral, but I just donít smell it. Medium-light body. More bittersweet chocolate in the middle with some citrus resins in the back. Leaves a lot of sugar on the lips. Very complex, so much going on. Although it has an alcohol and resin aftertaste, which I usually donít care for, I keep going back for that crazy bittersweet chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Raft at the source. Hazy golden color, white edge head. Arima of scallions, grass, lemon. Taste of lemongrass, bitter pine.


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