Hopkeeper | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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3.97/5
Very Good
33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
hardywood.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,163
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
33
pDev:
4.79%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy medium orange with thin white lacing and low carbonation. Pungent citrus aroma. Flavor is vinous and slightly spicy with a nice lingering red grapefruit.

A rock solid D-IPA.

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Photo of jricharc
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 5.99. No bottling date but they just hit Atlanta yesterday. Served in a goblet. Enjoyed 6/9/18.

Pours a rich amber with a tall, fully three finger pillar of frothy white head.

Smells of pine, citrus zest, caramel and earthy grass.

Tastes more floral and bitter than expected. Grapefruit peel, a little pineapple core, flower petals, caramel, faint mint, toast and a discernible alcohol bite. I don’t really get any honey but perhaps thats the bitter-tinged sweetness that I perceive as caramel.

Slightly resinous, medium body with pronounced carbonation. Lingering bitter finish with citrus peel, fruit skins and a mildly grainy note of caramel malt.

After years of getting some via trades its cool to see Hardywood in Georgia. Hopkeeper is a decent double IPA but fails to set itself apart from a field that is crowded with options I happen to prefer.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice golden color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice hoppy hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice hoppy flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A well done summer beer

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyersfan900
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a very nice, fluffy, and foamy head while the beer itself is a good clean and clear golden yellow. It has a pretty good metallic hue to it.

The smell is good. IT has a nice lemon smell complemented by the good sweet honey note. There is also a good and dry pine note.

The taste is really good. It has a nice lemon note with a slight stronger and sweet honey that lingers in the finish. There is still a light pine note but it isn't as prominent as it was in the smell.

The feel is good. It has a nice heavy body with a good thickness to it. The carbonation is a nice and biting feel to it to keep it from being as thick and honey. It has a good dry finish.

Overall, it was a pretty good beer and the notes are delicious that mix well. It's definitely a good local beer made with local ingredients.

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Photo of obywan59
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours yellow to golden in color with a 3 finger white head.

Pineapple and citrus on the nose. Piney with fermenting tart citrus. A little doughy.

Lemony tart with light lemon peel and caramel malts. Dry.

Crisp yet sticky. Astringent and drying. Great retention.

Another really good beer from Hardywood. Great hop presence. Normally I prefer a sweeter brew, but this was awesome!

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Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of bright white, foamy, very long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruit, honey, and malt.

T: Tasted of a just a tinge of honey (just enough), lots of hops (not too much), some light malt notes, lots of citrus (lemon, grapefruit), and some tropical fruit (pineapple, mango). The honey gives the standard DIPA flavor a little zip. This is a complex, fruity, hoppy and sweet flavor. Quite delicious.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an extremely well-made DIPA with a lot of character. Very tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a hazy yellowy amber with a modest head, soon diminishing to a thin layer. Lots and lots of hops in the nose, spicy citrus. In the mouth, it is pineapple and grapefruit, with a sweetish base, easy to drink and overall yummy.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a yellow-orange body with one-finger head that stuck around. Soapy hope mixed with tropical fruits like mango in aroma. Smooth, medium-bodied, touch of honey sweetness with a fruity, soapy, zesty hippiness and crisp, dry finish.

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Photo of SonOfKyuss
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nitty703
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hopkeeper from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 33 ratings