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Belgian DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

They say some of the best inventions were created by mistake. That was certainly the case with Hardywood Belgian DIPA. Originally intended as the base beer for Hoplar, our wood aged American-style double IPA, this beer was fermented with the Belgian abbey-style ale yeast we use with Hardywood Singel. The resulting beer offers the assertive hoppy bitterness of Hoplar with the fruity, spicy character of Singel. An accident, yes, but a delicious one, indeed!

80 IBU

(Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 07-20-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

oline73, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I asked if this one had a name they said "it was a mistake" and a small batch so it intrigued me. The hoplar IPA they make was accidentally fermented with the yeast strain they use for their singel which is a Belgian pale ale.

A: thin head on a murky crimson with slight golden hues body. Nice lacing.

S: fruity with mostly banana and pineapple. mild yeast mustiness and breads.

T: Very nice malt presence up front. Actually remind me more of a Belgian dark strong ale. Fruitness is just right and is well balanced by earthy hops. Caramel malts, bubble gum and candied fruits notes throughout as well.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. Starts crisp and finishes smooth.

Overall: Nicely balanced beer. It has the right hop degree for the style. A happy accident as it turns out. This is a great young, up and coming brewery.

NOTE: this one was also on the randle ran through cascade hops and lemon. This version obviously has a stronger floral hop aroma with mint and lemon notes. The flavor is very different with lemon providing sweet and sour notes which are obvious but not at all overwhelming. The lemon adds an interesting mint note as well when integrated with the base beer.

kylehay2004, Jul 20, 2012
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Belgian DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.