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The Didjits Blood Orange IPA - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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The Didjits Blood Orange IPAThe Didjits Blood Orange IPA

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 05-07-2012

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 11
Photo of Bunuelian
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeff_Byrd
4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DerekCarruth
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pazzy30
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Burnt Hickory has done it again.

Photo of ckr1451
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FATC1TY
4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GaToWyo
4.33/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Extol
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good. I think a proper word to describe this is "balanced". The flavors mesh well. Though I was hoping for more of the blood orange flavor, it's there. :)

Photo of markgugs
3.59/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.81/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlawrence
4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcu80
4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jadjunk
4.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Didjits is brewed in the style of an American India Pale Ale with Blood Orange peel added. Available as a spring seasonal on draft, premiering in a packaged format for Spring 2015 in 22 oz. bottles.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothed head of a pastel white complexion over a moderately hazy orange candy body with little to no visible carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is thin and sparsely peppered. 4

(Smell) The lightly tart, softly sweet and candied aromas of blood orange peel and flesh forward creates a primary focus atop a pale and light biscuit malt profile with a soft syrupy body. The hop profile adds to the impact of the blood orange with more citrus hop flavor, grapefruit zest and soft floral notes, bringing with it a modest bitterness. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) The hop profile of the flavor is bolder and more forward than the aroma suggests, with a striking bitterness and big flavors of grapefruit zest, citrus peel, mandarin flesh and peppery spices held to a slighter malt profile of pale grain, lightly toasted caramel bread malts and a light syrupy body, finishing with a lingering citrus pith and candied orange finish to match a lingering bitterness. The blood orange peel does add considerable measure to the intensity of the citrus hop flavors, making a beer that is increasingly more citrusy and flavorful while also contributing to a bolder yet more satisfying bitterness with the addition of a drying citrus rind snap. 4.5

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick and mostly clean, lightly chewy and moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a soft frothiness and a moderate to briskly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no notable off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Shortly before I tried Didjits I had reviewed another citrus-enhanced American IPA in Grapefruit Sculpin by Ballast Point, and while these are distinctively different citrus notes creating vastly different beers, I find the inclusion of citrus peel in addition to brewing with citrusy hops amplifies two of the more limited angles in any lacking IPA- increasing the potency of the flavor profile and the depth of the striking bitterness that one comes to expect from a quality IPA with a substantial body. In most regards I prefer Didjits over Grapefruit Sculpin, as the Blood Oranges blend seamlessly with the beer itself, neither dominating the focus nor detracting from it; they are as much a part of the beer as they are a sum of the efforts involved, and unlike Sculpin standard, I can't Imagine a Blood Orange-less Didjits as it seems so carefully worked into the flavor. I am overjoyed to have a local brewery in my neck of the woods redefine the boundaries of what is expected of an American IPA, and Blood Oranges are a better citrus fruit than ever to kick off this grand experiment. This beer has been brewed since the opening of the Brewery in 2012 and a new packaging line allows it to branch out to the lips of many more local fans to enjoy in their own homes. Thus, Didjits is worth a shot as one of the best IPAs from one of the best breweries of Georgia. It is proof that the India Pale Ale can still be seen as a work-in-progress with the very best output yet-to-come. 4

Burnt Hickory Brewery's
Didjits
4.18/5.00

Photo of itsmetimd
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

There are two batches of this beer out, the first batch had more orange than the 2nd and is more murky. Both are very good with the first batch having more orange flavor but the second one showing much more of the IPA character of the beer. My preference is for the second batch and that is what my review is on.

Pours crystal clear with nice heard, hoppy and fruit aroma, very crisp on the palate with a balanced hop bitterness and pronounced orange/citrus. Overall one of my favorite IPAs.

Photo of Cobrito
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap.

Pours very murky orange with small head that disappears quickly.

Aroma is muted sour orange.

Taste is livelier and more complex. Nice balanced blend of hops and blood orange.

Very good but not great. I find cannon dragger to be more worthy of Burnt Hickory's exorbitant prices ($9-10 a bomber, $11/32 oz growler)

Photo of Greels
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99. Bottled 3/4/15. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a brilliant, almost clear orange with a finger and a half white head. Decent retention and a fair bit of snowy lace.

Big mandarin on the nose with citrusy hops, orange peel and cracker. Graduates to full on blood orange after the chills wears off. Quite nice.

Flavors of blood orange, orange peel, bittersweet citrusy hops and marmalade kick things off. The malts make their presence known with some lightly toasted grain and faint caramel. No perceptible booze. The blood orange and hops are absolutely the stars of this show.

Medium body with a little slickness and moderate carbonation. Lingering, bitter aftertaste of blood orange, peel and citrus-forward hops.

After drinking Didjits several times over the past couple years on tap at the brewery and from a growler it is fantastic to see it on stores shelves in bottles. An excellent orange-forward IPA.

Photo of OldTime
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAJ85
4.84/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.99/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of quang_dam
3.87/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YukonCornellius
4.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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The Didjits Blood Orange IPA from Burnt Hickory Brewery
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