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Bourbon DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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89
very good

174 Ratings
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

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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Big whiskey and vanilla flavor with a hoppy citrus spike towards the middle. Touch of toffee flavors. Excellent beer and the best I have had from this brewery so far.

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enjoyed with some friends over thanksgiving. a friend who cannot stand barrel aged beers or hops actually found this quite tasty. not saying that this was the only positive comment, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well. great blend of the two styles (BA and DIPA). Sure wish I could get more Hardywood in Colorado

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

"Belgian Double India Pale Ale Aged in Virginia Bourbon Barrels. 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."

Big thanks goes out to beeruser and funkydelic for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Served from bottle into a Sweetwater 15th Anniversary snifter. Poured red-orange with a one finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, wood, earth, earth hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, earth, fruit, caramel, and vanilla. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I went into the one not really knowing what to expect if I am completely honest. However, what I found was a very pleasant all-around brew that had a nice touch of complexity on all aspects. It maintained all of this while still remaining refreshing. I probably would not have been able to guess that this one was in a bourbon barrel, or any barrel for that matter, but that didn’t change the fact that it was quite tasty. Really glad I got the opportunity to try this one with good company. Even if you don’t have the good company part, I still suggest you trying it. Tick.

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4/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Bourbon DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.