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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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. That’s 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 IBU’s, and leaves a lingering bitterness; it is, after all, a Double IPA!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle brought back from NC. Jeez this is a bitter IIPA. There’s no balance between IBU and the caramel and earthy grain bill peeping through. The aroma is sweet cool grapefruit and some piney funk. That part is very nice. The flavor is primarily grapefruit some resin and pine (sol). It’s too imbalanced to be really enjoyable but is a well made beer for sure. The body is dry slick and kinda dead. Great looking sugary legs that would fool you into thinking this might be balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Deep resin aromas. Well balanced with sweet deep caramel upfront turning to pine before the lasting grapefruit finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Pours a golden copper with a big fluffy, rocky off white head. Nose is very spicy hops with some citrus and a lot of pine and floral goodness, but mostly just very spicy, pungent hops. Pretty awesome. Taste is so so bitter, and hardly sweet though it’s in there. Palate is not too light with an extremely lengthy finish. A big, bold, awesome IPA with just boatloads of hop character. Really amazing stuff that I hope I will be able to try again sometime. Thanks to Alex from Hops & Vines who created this beauty. A must have for any hophead.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
I was extremely impressed by this beer...The nose is amazing! Grapefruit and citrus all over the place, could be used as an air freshener. The palate opens with nice bitterness, a ton of citrus, and some pine. Body is medium-light and very refreshing with a crisp, clean finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/13/11. 22oz bottle picked up at Peabody’s in Boone. Best by September ’11 marked on the label. Poured into an Allagash chalice. Pours a dark honey-gold with a thick off-white cap. Decent retention. The nose is fresh with tones of pine, grapefruit, mango, but it just doesn’t last long. Smells nice, just not really bold. Good full creamy mouth. Carbonation level backs it up nicely. Not too heavy, as I downed the bomber happily, but just "big" enough. Good fresh hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is non-existent, which is no surprise since this is only 7.0%. Juicy citrus fruits, caramel, light toffee-like sweetness, mild finish. This beer wasn’t a smack in the face, and it surely wouldn’t cause ’death,’ but it was tasty nonetheless

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours clear copper with a creamy/foamy near-beige head. Aroma is mixed floral/grapefruit over a shy caramel backbone. Med body. The hop is definitely mixed. It’s strong. The grapefruit rind tends to dominate, but I think there’s plain old citrus and some floral. Probably resin, given the impact on the mouth. Won’t need embalming after this. Purely preserving ale. Finishes flashily bitter. 108 IBUs! Brilliant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light tropical fruits, citrus, and a touch of grapefruit. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with tropical fruits and light toffee and caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit. I am It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
on tap at amos howards 7/12/11. hazy gold pour with a whitish head. the aroma and flavor are really dank... mixed with onions, armpits, grapefruit, pine and florals with a malty backbone. there’s a resinous waxy bitterness on the finish and lingering in the aftertaste. it is a touch sweeter/maltier than i like but there is certainly no shortage of the hop goodness. 8/4/7/3/16

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 second time was plain old death by hops which was way better than aged with Jack. Awesome brew. Aged in Jack was 3.4 Barrel aged in jack Daniels at busy bee and it is jack overpowering. Smells and tastes like jack Daniels. It cuts a lot of the bitterness away. I really enjoy regular death by hops. This is not a lunch beer though. This is a nice cigar IPA beer now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle. Immediate nose tells me it is dated. Aroma of muted hops. Taste is slightly bitter with light citrus flavor. Medium palate. Wish this was fresh. Will attempt to find again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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