Hoplar Imperial IPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a Haw River teku glass. Spring 2013 release so not the freshest.
Pours a dark copper color with a half inch thick white head with terrific lacing. Mild amount of hoppiness on the nose..as well as some piney goodness. The taste has a ton of wood flavor..wow. Really piney and woody, this beer is the definition of what a piney IPA is. Hops have faded a tad in 8 months and i can imagine this would be much more hop forward fresh...though it is still quite hoppy and now the wood characteristics are more pronounced. Cant say its my favorite flavor for an IPA but its what the brewery was going for and i think they nailed it. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Overall Hardywood nailed this woody IPA. If thats what youre looking for..look no further.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2013 17:37:27 | More by Axnjxn
3.95/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from a 750ml C&C bottle into a Woodcock Brothers Imperial Pint. 2013 release, but no date.
Appearance- Huge 4 finger head (and I didn't pour wildly). Clear copper with tons of bubbles.
Smell-Boozy malts up front, light wood, light hops. Smells very malty, hopefully it's not.
Taste- Initially when I first took a sip, I thought it was a booze bomb, but the second sip was fine. Big hop bitterness, medium caramel malt sweetness, I don't get any wood though- at all. I wan't less malts and more wood.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, relatively viscous, not as carbonated as it looks.
Overall- I think the Poplar is akin to the "Beechwood Aging" that Bud does, whereas it may exist, but you certainly can't taste it. Solid enough IIPA though.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2013 16:37:29 | More by Seanniek91
3.84/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a auburn tinted brown with two finger head and lace patches. Hoppy aroma, to say the least, as I get citric and some grape and a little bit of malt. Beer is good, hop strong of citric and grape, but like the aroma the balance is a little off and I get mostly hops and just a little bit of chewiness for the malts and no real sweetness. Not a major complaint but the hops start to wear down my palate and the finish is crisp but a little warming for some reason. A good but not great DIPA.
Serving type: on-tap
08-18-2013 22:06:51 | More by clayrock81
Hoplar Imperial IPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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