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Bestway IPA, IPA Aged On Oak - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Bestway IPA, IPA Aged On Oak
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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: oberon on 08-19-2011)
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-26-2014 02:13:49 | More by DaPan
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-14-2014 13:43:37 | More by ncstateplaya
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%

This beer was very reasonably priced for a bomber. I believe I paid something like $4 for this one. Really, that is where MOST bomber should be, at least the $4-$6 range, too bad that is not normally the case.

Appearance: Nice tawny color, great head retention and crystal clear.

Smell: Not really a lot going on with this one. It had very little hop boom going on for an IPA. I got some light citrus notes and some graininess, as far as the barrel aging I didn't detect much in that department.

Taste: This tastes like an Olde Hickory IPA, they must use the same type of hops in basically everything they put out, with maybe the exception of Redeemer. I think these guys are better at other styles. I love the brewery, but I am also a fan of IPA's and they don't really do them all that well. I got very little balance, very bitter, but as I progressed through the beer it did begin to taste better than it did when I started. Maybe it was the alcohol kicking in and dulling the senses a bit. I didn't get very much if any of the barrel character in the taste either. They must not age it very long.

Overall: I am happy I tried it, I was good with the price, it was right on point as far as that goes. If you run across this oddball in the OHB lineup give it a try. You may like it.

08-10-2014 03:44:04 | More by humuloner22
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-04-2014 20:49:46 | More by Rimbimhoot
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-28-2014 23:50:37 | More by Yoda22
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Oakhtar

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-05-2014 15:52:16 | More by Oakhtar
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Apellonious

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%

22 oz bomber from Lil Roberts poured into a tulip glass.

A- A cloudy orangish brown ( more orange), one finger head that dissapates quickly

S - Smells delicious. Fruit, vanilla, floral hops.

T - Citrus, topical fruit, oak/bourbon notes,grains,some vanilla

M - Thin,slightly watery

O - An interesting local IPA. Not for the hop heads, but it is well made. An improvement in the mouthfeel would bring this up a notch.

06-22-2014 23:48:46 | More by Apellonious
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Mike_Bowling

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

06-19-2014 15:48:11 | More by Mike_Bowling
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-19-2014 06:09:55 | More by KevinGordon
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-05-2014 03:47:25 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-02-2014 04:51:58 | More by lupercmda
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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-23-2014 00:08:09 | More by aleckpa
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-13-2014 13:50:56 | More by buzzy
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adam42381

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-31-2013 18:11:49 | More by adam42381
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Hallabrew

North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +10.5%

bottle served in a sniffer
A: This beer has a cloudy orange color with a white tan head the head did not retain for very long but it was certainly well carbonated.
S: this is not an overly hoppy smelling IPA. I smell some citrus and tropical fruit.
T: this one is well balanced its a smooth hop flavor that blends nicely with the malt, the tropical fruit comes through in the end adding a really nice sweetness. The finish also allows the hops to linger for a short while which is always nice.
M: This beer has a good smooth mouth feel that neither attacks or underwhelms. The carbonation is good and there are no off flavors and no bad aftertaste.

Overall, This is a really nice approachable IPA that isn't trying to bombard you with hops It would be a great starter IPA for people who say they don't like them. If you want an intense IPA this one is not it. However if you find your self at Bestway in Greensboro, NC you should at least try it out. its good its solid and its on aisle 7.

It would pair well with a Hawaiian Pizza which I will do next time I have a Hawaiian pizza

Hallabrew

11-22-2013 04:55:11 | More by Hallabrew
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bexley10

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2013 21:39:39 | More by bexley10
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-06-2013 17:35:19 | More by BMart
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-25-2013 06:15:29 | More by MastaShonuf
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-24-2013 01:30:40 | More by JCam9981
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

10-03-2013 13:06:20 | More by Gotti311
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duff247

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-01-2013 01:37:13 | More by duff247
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bcrossan

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-15-2013 18:46:53 | More by bcrossan
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-14-2013 21:01:45 | More by Falcone
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of hops - pine, earthy, and lighter amounts of citrus/grapefruit. Underneath there is a biscuit malt body with hints of caramel sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of oak and vanilla.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of biscuit malts with light amounts of caramel sweetness present. There are some light flavors of oak and vanilla from the aging but not sweet... Finally, there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of pine and earthy hops with a light amount of citrus/grapefruit pith hops. Just heavier than moderate amounts of bitterness which linger for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate to significant amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Nothing that is going to blow you away but a very solid IPA that I enjoyed - I would have preferred a little less of the piney bittering hops but it was still quite easy to drink. As a guy that loves to shop on Aisle 7 in the Bestway, I could not pass this one up.

08-12-2013 18:31:48 | More by dbrauneis
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-11-2013 02:23:53 | More by Mantooth
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Bestway IPA, IPA Aged On Oak from Olde Hickory Brewery
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