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Bourbon DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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89
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | 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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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by circus_cat:
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circus_cat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-05-2013 17:04:40 | More by circus_cat
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-27-2014 17:13:21 | More by tabascosigned
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Tpitty23

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

07-21-2014 02:41:55 | More by Tpitty23
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Rvageneralee


4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 15:59:51 | More by Rvageneralee
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GreenMind

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-12-2014 06:05:34 | More by GreenMind
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-12-2014 04:28:13 | More by mportnoy
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joegard

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-04-2014 01:01:31 | More by joegard
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Hopjim

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-13-2014 14:00:27 | More by Hopjim
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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-04-2014 04:16:44 | More by pcarney8
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D-18V

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-02-2014 23:32:29 | More by D-18V
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 00:36:03 | More by JCam9981
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cfaulman

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-29-2014 03:17:42 | More by cfaulman
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mocktm

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

03-12-2014 18:14:58 | More by mocktm
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cp45

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-08-2014 19:54:04 | More by cp45
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-05-2014 13:19:24 | More by BuckTuckian
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-01-2014 18:42:01 | More by VeganUndead
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a lot of bubbly action but the head was slow to build and quick to dissipate. The color was beautiful though with a near ruby red brilliance.

The hops were strong on the nose with pulpy grapefruit, tangerines and lemon but a honey sweetness is ever present.

The feel and flavor seems almost synonymous as this is unusually thick with sweetness. The sweetness comes from the obvious honey tones which seems only appropriate. The bourbon is toned down but softly creamy and support by a rose petal and caramel maltiness.

The idea of an IPA in a bourbon barrell seemed odd but it really worked as it cranked up the honey like sweetness and thickness.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 22:54:29 | More by KYGunner
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jaymo18

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-17-2014 19:49:20 | More by jaymo18
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a frothy head; strips of lace stream down the side of the glass

Smell: Caramel, citrus, pineapple, Bourbon, oak and a touch of vanilla

Taste: Overwhelmed by the Bourbon from start to finish, the flavors underneath unfold with the caramel, citrus, pineapple, oak and vanilla appearing; boozy with a lot of Bourbon tones in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation and considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: I am not a big fan of Bourbon treatment in hoppy beers though I have had a few that I have enjoyed; while the aroma of this one was promising, it was just too Bourbon dominant for my palate

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 23:00:19 | More by brentk56
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-24-2014 01:30:50 | More by vinny21bal
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

01-22-2014 04:04:35 | More by Ainjyll
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jkd03c

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-16-2014 03:13:17 | More by jkd03c
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-deep red amber color with a nice cream-colored head and good lacing

S-tropical fruit, bourbon, oak, caramel

T-caramel malt, tropical fruit, bourbon, vanilla, oak, pine, little toffee, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-not generally a fan of barrel-aged DIPAs but this was a good one, nice balance and depth of flavor

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 14:44:27 | More by MDDMD
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imbuckeye

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-30-2013 14:53:34 | More by imbuckeye
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-21-2013 19:09:49 | More by mkirkland80
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Bourbon DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.