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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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!


NCD's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NCD (11) - - SEP 7, 2011
Pours a bright hazy amber with a medium beige head that recedes slowly and leaves a clump of foam in the middle and very little lacing. The aroma is fantastic with tons of juicy citrus and slightly resinous floral hops. Lots of pineapple, oranges and mango with pine as a complement. Biscuity malts are present but the hops are the star. The taste is just as good and starts with a scathingly bitter pithy citrus kick. Really just fills the mouth with oranges, grapefruits and pine. The bready malts are there to support the hops which leaves a big olí bitter finish.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
M4grem (24) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Pucker up butter cup!! Ya better like it bitter. Zero balance, but I think that's the idea. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6591) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Tap. Pours clear golden orange, medium creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is light, pine, lemon, melon, perfume, orange zest, caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, a bit harsh. Lingering bitterness. Pithy. Medium light body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (841) - - APR 30, 2016
Six pack left in my fridge. Nice touch. This beer is well done, but just too much for me. More is not always better. Beautiful cloudy orange pour, tight white head. Great legs. Mouthfeel really slick/ oily/ resin. Tons of hops- sort of too bitter and too sweet all at once. Citrus, pine and caramel dominate. 108IBUís is just not necessary. Do like the Centennial and Simcoe notes though. Nice dry finish. Too much of a good thing happening here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (4833) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
Bottle. The look is clear, golden copper in color, with a white head. The smell is hops, fruit, pine, resiney, dank. The taste is good, hops, piney, alcohol, bitter, but good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of pine, dank, bitter herbs, and grass. Taste is of pine, grass, bitter pill, bitter herbs, and grass.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (783) - - APR 13, 2016
12 oz bottle. My first one in five yeats holds up very well to my memory. Huge pine resin and tangerine aroma. Flavors of sweet-then-tart tangerine candy, orange and caramel. Big bitterness, big sweetness, wonderfully sticky. World class.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OrthoDoc (171) - South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2016
5 week old IPA : Aroma is very much like Stone Enjoy By with big tropical juicy hops. Taste is similar and very pleasant until the very aggressive bitterness hits you in the face. The bitterness lingers and really overwhelms the excellent hop characters. If the bitterness was less I would give the a much higher score. Worth another try but watch out for the bite! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3972) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Pour is a hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma is decently hopped with some sweet caramel malt. Flavor is a minor hop with a large and heavy malt presence. Itís not as sweet as I thought it was going to be but also not as hoppy as I thought it was going to be. Finish is again more earthy malt with a minor hop in the back round. One of these IPAís that is way too malty for my liking.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigBob63 (12) - - FEB 18, 2016
Loads of citrus and a bit of sweetness on the nose. The taste is tropical fruit and caramel. Nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1641) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Malt heavy IPA. Pine and grass hopiness. A bit too malty. Not too bad.


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