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: 117
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 29
Gots: 28 | FT: 3
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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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Photo of KSOZE
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent subtle orange flavor - nice departure from overly fruited fruit IPAs.

Photo of scottyboy1980
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smells a little citrus and hoppy great flavor orange knocks down the hops a bit really nice beer.

Photo of UGA45211
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Can really smell/taste the orange in this beer. A must drink.

Photo of bongobeer
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA from GA! Reminds me of Grapefruit Sculpin ...delicious.

Photo of Puddytime
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this IPA. For the citrus IPA lovers it's a must have!

Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

included as an extra in a trade, no visible date on 22oz bottle, a wonderful surprise! You can tell it is orange peel due to the slight tangy bitterness. Would happily drink this beer more often on a hot summer day!

Photo of benloho
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Burnt Hickory nailed this one with the perfect balance of hop, malt and blood orange juice. The beer reminded me of Grapefruit Sculpin substituting blood oranges for grapefruits. Super drinkable, great body, incredible aroma and outstanding flavor. Bonus for easy to read bottled on date to ensure freshness!

Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first beer by these guys; very good. The blood orange comes through as just a subtle tartness.

Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it. Good looking, nice smelling, delicious IPA. Dig the orange on both the smell and the taste. I would put this up there with some of the best IPA going.

Photo of do_ob
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a snifter. Pours a semi-cloudy, vibrant orange with 1 finger of dense, white foam. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Big aroma - blood oranges, citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, and a hint of pine. Medium weight, and nice and creamy. Maybe just a hair lighter than I'd like on the mouthfeel, but still very nice. Sweet oranges, citrus, and a decent hop bite up front. The bitterness intensifies about middleways, and still lingers on the aftertaste. Finishes smooth and crisp, leaving behind a sweet stickiness that's played out well with the residual hop bitterness. I'm tasting a slightly stronger malt presence as it warms up.

Overall, a delicious, unique IPA. I'd been wanting to try this one for quite a while, and it was worth the wait and effort. Thanks to HopDawg03 for sending me this awesome beer.

Photo of sderossi
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic IPA. All around one if the best I've ever had.

Photo of upsbeernut
3.14/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

There was a lot of hype about digits. Nice lacing on the tulip, earthy at the end like Hop ranch. Thought i would like it but that orange was danky coming thru like the bottom of the barrel .ABV present at the end after swallowing it. Didnt care for it, but my friend at the growler shop really enjoyed it. I think i lean towards the grapefruit or passsion fruit side of IPAS. Might have been the malt that threw me off.

Photo of Hayden34
4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a slightly clowdy orange and you can smell the orange zest from across the room almost. The smell is amazing. The hop flavor is more pronounced in the flavor with a slight orange finish. This is the best beer I've had in a very long time. I will be seeking this out again.

Photo of jhestand
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer for the style. Lacking slightly in the blood orange, but overall a seriously tasty ipa.

Photo of BrewDogBarley
4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I am not a huge IPA guy but I LOVE this beer!!!!!

Photo of Kraj30
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a really really solid flavored IPA

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: light orange with a foamy off white head that mostly dissipates. Slightly hazy.
smell: Orange and citrusy floral hops. A hint of sweetness.
taste: Much like the nose up front. Not too sweet. Not too dry, not too bitter. Interesting hint of malt in the finish.
overall: interesting and nicely done.

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Overall, a solid and balanced IPA. I only got a hint of the citrus, but I would have liked it if that flavor was more present. .

Photo of Pazzy30
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Burnt Hickory has done it again.

Photo of Extol
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
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 Jadjunk
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +8.5%
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
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 ThickNStout
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
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 Brewser_Lewser
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From growler. Again another highly hyped Burnt Hickory Brewing beer. Was told by shop man that I was "lucky" to get this beer because it's going so fast. I can see why. Oranges and beer? It works. kinda murky but is really a fabulous combination of flavors. i can't narrow the hop down but i think the oranges play off it really well.

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The Didjits Blood Orange IPA from Burnt Hickory Brewery
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