Belgian DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.16/5 rDev +9.2%
A: The body is an orange brown color, and fairly dusty. The soft white head if full and fluffy. Looks nice.
S: Hops notes come out right away. Pine and grapefruit follow with notes of cloveand possibly a little of just baked bread. The hops certainly dominate the scent, but you can pick up the Belgian character behind it all.
T: Certainly some assertive hops, pine and grapefruit with a little bit of earthy spiciness. Sweetness comes up to dance next with some bready notes as well as clove. There is a touch of alcohol in the finish, as well as a fruity flourish carried through by the carbonation.
M: Medium, but on the thicker side of medium. Carbonation is somewhat high, which goes nice with the Belgian character.
O: Overall I really like this brew. The Belgian Character is subtle, but I like what it does, the hops are assertive, but not tongue melting, and the booze is just enough to give you a hint as to what you are getting into.
02-23-2013 03:45:12 | More by Beejay
3.28/5 rDev -13.9%
I had this at the November Baltimore Area BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.
Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy amber color with a golden hue. There is a very mild layer of off white head.
Smell: Sweet up front. There is a hint of cooked vegetables that I assume comes from the yeast. Just a touch of fruit with a slight warmth from the alcohol.
Taste: This is a very sweet beer given that it's supposed to be a Belgian IPA. I'm getting some Belgian spice and candy sugar. The bitterness shows up more in the finish with the malt backing it up. There is a hint of cooked veggies here too.
Mouthfeel: The body is just on the syrupy side of medium with light, tingly carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: I thought this beer was slightly weird. The cooked veggie note wasn't my favorite. I don't think I'd want more in the future.
11-12-2012 06:03:47 | More by oline73
Belgian DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.