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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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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Incredibly underrated beer. It's very decadent and doesn't try to kick you in the face with hops. The barrel adds another layer of complexity to this amazing DIPA. So smooth, rich, and well balanced with amazing aromas that are followed by the taste. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who can get it. Well done Hardywood. A+ in my book.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros at the End of the World party. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy dark honey hue with a one finger creamy head that left lots of sticky side lacing. Very, very good looking here. Lots of potential.

S - Almost barleywine like malts jump out from this beer. Delicious vanilla hits the nose thanks to the barrels along with rich, smooth bourbon. Nice hops too. Good pine/citrus. Definitely a bourbon DIPA!

T - Bourbon and vanilla exposed from the pallet awash with barleywine like malt qualities (toffee/caramel). Wet hops, nice bitter finish. So much barrel and bourbon here mixing with the piney hops. This is very, very tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and delicious. The barrel has done this wonders.

O - Overall this was an excellent beer. Glad to try it, was nervous due to it not being fresh but those hops held up wonderfully. Well done Hardywood!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.44/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to rudzud for cracking this puppy with me.

Pours a big creamy almost 1 finger head that fades slowly with soapy thick lacing, over hazy reddish caramel colored beer.

Nose is wow! Complex as hell, a blend of a barleywine, big earthy DIPA, and bourbon vanilla barrel all in one. Sweet caramel and toffee malts, candy reddish malts, big earthy pine citrus hops, floral citrus hops as well. The candied malts and hops normally combine to a candied orange peel but not in this one for some reason thankfully. Light fruity esters in there as well. Rounding it off is the sweet candied bourbon flavor, with toasted vanilla oak.

Taste is sweet to start but smooth, malty, creamy like candy molasses, caramel toffee, chewy malts. Very light booze for the abv, and overall lighter sweetness as it mellows. Hops are big but not too bitter, light tropical fruit, citrus, earthy and a little spicy, herbal leafy tasting too. The candy barleywine flavors smooth the bitterness and balance the booze, as it moves into the bourbon barrel. Nice bourbon that's not too heavy, sweet candy like bourbon flavors, vanilla oak, little toasty oak. Light esters, fruit from the yeast, and woody from the barrel. Finish is bitter, more earthy spicy hops, light tropical citrus fruit, leafy grassy, long bourbon oak finish.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, nice fluffy carb, light booze.

Overall great! Not much else needs to be said except a lot of great flavors combined well that balance each other for a big drinking beer that's tasty and smooth at the same time.

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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

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