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RATINGS: 168   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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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is floral hop and citrus. Medium mouth with nice hop bite, juicy, simcoe, and nice lingering bitter finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (454) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with an off-white head. Aroma is fleshy fruit and floral hops with a mild caramel sweetness. Flavor is moderately bitter, with a touch of fleshy fruit hoppy sweetness. Light to medium in body with a lingering bitter and a faint fruity sweetness. Pretty good overall, but not sure how fresh it is.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Recent bottle from appalachian vinter. Big ibu and hop delivery. Bitter character. Decent drinkability.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopDirt (6) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
All these comments below support my theory that this may be the best ipa on the market! Twice the taste as a lot of other ipaís for half the price! Great one to keep stocked.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5775) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle with a best by date of August 2014. Drank in mid-July. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is that of older hops (mainly orange and pine). The flavor has some orange notes as well as toffee and biscuit malt. Tastes like an older IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear orange with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Grassy, lemon peel, straw, biscuit, husky, and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is orange peel, lemons, bread, light caramel, husk, straw, and lemons with a neodymium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Well-balanced and decently hoppy IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine grass, orange, grapefruit juice, hints of oak, earth. Taste is a mix of grass, grapefruit, hints of earth, grain, caramel, finishing bitter, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrohia (143) - - MAY 29, 2014
Duckworth's, Charlotte, draft. Good lacing. Copper, clear. Hoppy aroma. Sharp taste / aftertaste. Very bitter. Black pepper? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ErikDavid (11) - - MAY 7, 2014
The aroma is clean, assertive hops, but not a west coast IPA by any stretch, the hops are extremely assertive in the bitterness, but its not supported by a hop forward flavor, just bitter as all get out. I canít say I liked it very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - MAR 5, 2014
cloudy amber color; nice citrus hop aroma; great, bitter, citrusy hop flavor; lots of hops on a medium-bodied malt base; dry, bitter aftertaste


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