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Death-by-Hops
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ABV: 7.00%
IBU: 108

Death by Hops

Style - IPA

Commercial Description:  Alex Buerckholtz, owner of Hops & Vines in Asheville, NC, was the winner of the First Olde Hickory Pro Am competition with this very fine beer. Our brew master says: 71lbs of high alpha hops were used to make this beer. 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!

Editor’s Notes:  Death by Hops is a fantastic IPA. It is undoubtedly too hoppy for some, but just right for me. There is plenty of citrus in the aroma – there is no question the hops are about to teach your tongue a lesson. The taste delivers an explosion of citrus hops, with grapefruit the prevailing flavor followed by lemon. Some caramel malt is present but the hops dominate from the beginning to end, leaving a memorable, exceedingly bitter finish. I am very lucky that this sensational IPA is brewed only an hour away from my home in Charlotte; I hope that all of you get a chance to try it! Interesting note: this beer won a contest for outside entries put on by the brewery – a pretty good payoff for the brewery!

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 100)
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Smell
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1 Review On Death by Hops

  1. 100
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    Appearance - 100
    Smell - 100
    Taste - 100
    Mouthfeel - 100

    Lee Cory
    4 total reviews
    Member Level: (New Reviewer )

    I was told that Death by Hops is the perfect beer and I can’t argue. It’s got a great bitterness and citrus flavor but is smooth nonetheless.

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