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Bourbon DIPA - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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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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Poured from the bottle into a globe glass. 2014 release.

Big copper red and orange body, with a nice peach orange hue to it. Head is fluffy and creamy with a vanilla yellow ice cream looking color. This bubbles in consistency some speckled lacing.

Boozy aging, hints of thick oak and caramel. A bit of brown sugar syrup thickness, and odd mix of butter and fruit. Hops not so much, but smells like a barrel aged IPA.

Palate is of course what I expect in this mish mash. Oaked caramel that is buttery. Strange indistinct hop bitterness with a clashing tannic wood. Very numbing tannic palate, almost novocaine dryness. Faint orange light juice comes out a bit, through an interesting but slightly watery palate.

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