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RATINGS: 188   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!


wnewberr's rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Strong floral aroma. Citrus flavor that lingers on the tongue for quite some time. This beer would be perfect if it were a bit clearer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersighted (133) - - AUG 5, 2015
This big, bold IPA has 108 whopping IBUs, but it's balanced out so well. Big foamy white head and great retention with lacing lasting the whole glass. I really enjoyed the punch your lights out bitterness, with the malt's bedside manner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4616) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
From a bottle courtesy of Travlr. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of alfalfa and citrus. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (904) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Great ipa. This one pours a nice golden yellow red color with a nice forming head. Good crisp dry floral hop taste and great looking and tasting double ipa. Enjoy!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1190) - - 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 (253) - 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 (429) - 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 (1591) - 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 (9611) - 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 (452) - North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
Tan appearance. Very hoppy as the name would imply. White head. Wonderful ipa. Great taste.


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