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Bourbon DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 19
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thagr81us on 09-27-2012

Hardywood Bourbon DIPA is hopped with a heavy dose of Columbus, Cascade and Summit hops, fermented with an abbey ale yeast that imparts some subtle tropical fruit and peppery notes and conditioned twelve weeks in freshly emptied Virginia bourbon barrels from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, where earthy, vanilla, toffee and bourbon notes lend an exquisite mellowness to Bourbon DIPA.

80 IBU
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Ratings: 195 | Reviews: 26
Photo of JHop
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 vintage, 750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a deep amber color with some ruby hue when held up to the light, creamy two-finger off-white head retains long after the pour, eventually leaving some lacing behind

S- lots of woodsy oak aroma dominates up front, not necessarily bourbon, but pure toasted oak. Berry-like sweetness mixes with some earthy hop, peppercorn and caramel malt

T- sweet and malty up front with flavors of caramel, red apples & red berries. Earthy and herbal hops kick in mid-palate with some spicy peppery notes and a hint of sour mash. The finish is very woody with flavors of pure toasted white oak and sawdust, lingers of vanilla and more wood

M- medium chewy body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a chewy and creamy finish, alcohol warmth on the linger

O- mostly sweet and malty with lots of woodsy notes, but not so much bourbon. it all seems to mesh well though, I enjoyed this one

Photo of AMCimpi
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swampoodle
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew-Knows
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtwelk33
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very mellow but smooth with subtle fruit flavors. Goes down easy. Really like this a lot.

Photo of rodlavers
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curasowa
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of soapy, off-white head that fades with spotty lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, hints of vanilla, some oak and some toffee. Fairly mellow overall.

Taste: Creamy, almost syrupy-sweet malt up front followed quickly by a real fruity funkiness. Grapefruit-pith bitterness builds over the funk and carries on into the lingering finish with some mild bourbon notes and alcohol.

The Rest: Very interesting. The Belgian yeast is very pronounced and lends a ton of character, but the barrel aging is pretty muted. Other than being a bit flat, this is really drinkable for over 9%.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden-orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of oak, bourbon, and sweet malts with a bit of pine hops.

Tastes of the sweet malts with layers of bourbon and hops. Malts lead off with notes of caramel and toffee. This gives way to bourbon notes with vanilla and oak coming through. Hops come toward the end and add some citrus and pine. Finishes with lingering bourbon and hop notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a somewhat light amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice take on a Belgian IPA, I just wish there were more hops to it.

Photo of RoyBurks
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pav5069
4.91/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Couldn't ask for a better beer

Photo of BMart
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmos27
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richkrull
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a hazy dark copper with almost no head.
S: It smelled like bourbon and oak, with some citrus and floral hops.
T: It tasted like citrus and copper, with some oak and toasted coconut and a little vanilla. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with a little carbonation. Fairly light body.
D: This was a really interesting brew, with a great balance of bourbon character and hops. The body was a bit thin, but the finish was really smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Fantastic.

Photo of uvachief
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bomber. Half a finger of head that dissipates quickly. Pours a golden orange that's opaque. Aromas of orange citrus, hops and slight pine. Delightful citrus orange on the tongue with very little pine bite back. Very mellow. Hints of horrible Bowman's cheap bourbon but it seriously tames the IPA into a truly delightful and drinkable beer. Dump the Bowman's for Two Brothers and this would be the best DIPA ever. Expensive and tastes like it.

Photo of woodchip
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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Bourbon DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.