RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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. That’s 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 IBU’s, and leaves a lingering bitterness; it is, after all, a Double IPA!

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   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 ol’ bitter finish.

Shag (3026) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2017
Orange color with a white head. Aroma contains some citrus and caramel. The flavor is quite malty slightly bitter. Some oranges and grapefruit. Earthy notes. Overall death by malt not hops but pretty good.

DadofFenway (8) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2017 does not count
This beer is an assault on the taste buds. A golden cloudy color, it gives the non hop head, the idea that something’s wrong with it. That couldn’t be further from the truth. This is a absolutely stellar IPA with every hop that a hop head would desire. The fact that it is somewhat unfiltered is nothing short of brilliant. Thanks Olde Hickory for this collaborative effort.

ManVsBeer (10656) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Bombers Beverage Company, Wilmington, North Carolina. Golden with a thin head. Strong tasting with some stewed tropical fruitiness, but without much character, although it gets better in its aftertaste.

TThumper89 (29) - Otsego, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Sampled at Olde Hickory Brewery (Amos Howard's Brew Pub), pours a clear orange with some slightly off white head. Nose has pine, grass, soap, some orange, lemon. Flavor has potpourri, lemon, grass, orange zest. Finishes bitter but dry. Could be balanced with a bit more malt, but yet, that's likely the point! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nimbleprop (8454) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2017
Sampled at CBC, pours a clear orange with some slightly off white head. Nose has pine, grass, soap, some orange, lemon. Flavor has potpourri, lemon, grass, orange zest. Finishes bitter but dry. Fine.

cobaink2 (718) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2016
It’s a hop soup. Vertical flavors and orange with some notes of faint chocolate at the very end. Pretty heavy handed and good.

M4grem (72) - 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

bytemesis (8570) - 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.

woodychevy (874) - - 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. 108IBU’s is just not necessary. Do like the Centennial and Simcoe notes though. Nice dry finish. Too much of a good thing happening here.

travita (5006) - 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.

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