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Bourbon DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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88
very good

117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 09-27-2012)
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On tap
Pours a nice amber color, clear, with no sustaining head (lacked attention, but by time I looked, barely a few bubbles on side). A swirl brings a token amount of bubbles to the top.

The smell is bourbon and wood, almost equal amounts, and a honey-sweetness.

Initial taste is a light raw sugar sweetness right before the bourbon tastes take over. The bourbon lingers, but the bulk of the taste turns woody, including a slow drying sensation. The alcohol dies not burn, the taste of bourbon definitely lacks any feel of it. Despite the lower carbonation, it seems the bourbon provides a bit of bite to add a bit of feel.

I get the bourbon barrel aged part, but missing a bit on the IPA side, perhaps. It's a nice bourbon barrel ale, a bit dry, and maybe I am missing something in the balance (which I try to applaud in most beers, to debateable success), but the beer seems a bit pedestrian. Even writing that seems harsher than intended. I will say that the price relative to other beers seemed unjustified, but if I ignored that, I would grab this again in the right situation.

cjgiant, Aug 25, 2014
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Bourbon DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.