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RATINGS: 185   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!


Westmeister's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2051) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1137) - - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a lacing off-white head. Very juicy, citrusy aroma. Very soft on the palate with a carbonation at the low end. Body comes out a little thin - I couldíve thought this to be only 5-6%. But the malts are really not the focus here, itís all about the hops and they are crisp, juicy and super delicious. Yet the beer is still fairly easy drinking with a not overly bitter finish. 300615

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (245) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Orange hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing fizzy white head. Okay lacing. Aromas of orange hop, Papa Johnís cheesy bread (parmesan cheese) and some tropical fruit. Orange hop and lemon zest up front with more of a hoppy floral finish. Fizzy mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (417) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Hazy orange gold. Thick off white head. Skunky funky juicy citrus hop aroma. Nice malty backbone. Jammy upfront with gradual bitterness in the mid and strongly bitter to close. Citrus aftertaste. Some grapefruit citrus flavor and a touch of apricot. Cloying mouthfeel. Pretty damn good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Amber colored. Resinous, grassy, and piney hops. Pretty much run of the mill hop bomb.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
firemarshal (190) - North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color. Heavy clover and honeysuckle floral aroma. Resin, citrus, caramel, butter. Flavor is super hoppy with the Cascade and Centennial hops standing out. Very nice use of hops to get the high IBUís without sacrificing flavor. This is a very drinkable brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9325) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
Sample at Bad Parenting Club (plus a few dirty aunt/uncles?!): NC Beer Edition on 03/28/2015. This brew is a slightly hazy orange-gold color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of fruity hops, roast malt and a bit of pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumentm (416) - North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
Tan appearance. Very hoppy as the name would imply. White head. Wonderful ipa. Great taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Resin, citrus, and pine aroma. Bitter citrus and resin taste. Possibly not too fresh, but still good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle at Paulís for Andy and Maxís Fantasy Football winnings tasting. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Spicy citrus and even a touch of watermelon, bread. Medium bodied, earthy and spicy citrus, slightly warming alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4626) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Location: Bottle shared at Max and Andyís Tasting, 2/28/15

Aroma: It has an alright aroma of slightly stale hops and a little caramel
Appearance: The pour is orange with a small beige head
Flavor: Flavor-wise, again, a little stale from a hop perspective, with a caramel sweetness
Palate: Decent mouthfeel, not super dry from a finish perspective
Overall Impression: Not sure how old this bottle was, but the hops tasted a little stale. Would like to rate this again to see if its the bottle or the beer.


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