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RATINGS: 159   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!

NCD's rating

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (121) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3420) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy, and resinous hops plus caramel and pale malts and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good IPA, but a little too bitter and not the best blend of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
22 ounce bottle
A very nice East Coast IPA straddles the line between IPA and Imperial IPA. Either way you call it the result is a well balanced hop bomb that is gone before you know it. I will definitely have to keep Olde Hickory in mind if I am ever in the area traveling.

Aroma / Appearance - A creamy opaque foundation simmers in the glass. Ivory head adds to the relaxing warm presence. Lemons, orange zest, resin, and more are like a hoppy custard in a glass.

Flavor / Palate - A bright bite of resin brushes away thirst immediately. Floor wax sweeps into a strong bitterness that refrains from being completely over the top. Full boded and warm it is the definition of an East Coast IPA. Raise your expectations if you are just expecting yet another local ho-hum effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1715) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a golden color with white head. Grassy, citrus, hoppy, piney aromas. Citrus, hoppy, piney flavors. Pretty nice ipa, better than the other ipas at Olde Hickory.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
On tap @ Olde Hickory. Pours a hazy yellow orange appearance with a white head. Sticky, piney hops. Fair amount of grapefruit in the aroma. Kind of goopy mouth feel. Dank hops. Quite sticky. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Wish it didnít have quite as much malt presence but still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
This one poured a bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of citrusy hops, caramel malt, and alcohol. Flavor was simiarly, lemony and grass and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bomber--gold color with a medium, white head. Sweet aroma that is decently muted of citrus and pine. Nice, sweet grapefruit taste with lots of hops, but not dominated by the said hops. Solid hop, bitter finish, great stuff. Appalchian Vinter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bomber to glass. Pours amber with some opacity. Nice white head that laces nicely down the side of the glass. Smells of citrus hops and resin. Tastes of cirtus goodness and is hoppy deliciousness. Glad this one is a staple in my area.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Oh, how I love the smell of hops and this beer doesnít disappoint in the aroma department. Like all DIPAís, this brew is very hoppy, but goes down extremely smooth. Is a great compliment to the dominating West Coast IPAís, but this one is on the East Coast....thatís good news for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Awesome citrus and floral aroma. Medium body, a tiny bit sticky, but overall very well put together. Awesome citrus flavors. Really nice. (from notes)

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