Bourbon DIPA | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by thagr81us on 09-27-2012

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Incredibly underrated beer. It's very decadent and doesn't try to kick you in the face with hops. The barrel adds another layer of complexity to this amazing DIPA. So smooth, rich, and well balanced with amazing aromas that are followed by the taste. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who can get it. Well done Hardywood. A+ in my book.

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Photo of Rbelhumeur
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer I have ever had. I got some in 2011 and 2012. It was my go to gift for beer head friends who don't live in Richmond. Everyone I gifted it to, LOVED it. It had the perfect blend of bourbon and beer with a smooth finish. I love others, but this is my all time favorite. Am happy it is not on the retired list and am hoping I will be able to get is again one day soon.

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4.91/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Couldn't ask for a better beer

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of jtwelk33
4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very mellow but smooth with subtle fruit flavors. Goes down easy. Really like this a lot.

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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received in a trade and shared with JLindros at the End of the World party. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy dark honey hue with a one finger creamy head that left lots of sticky side lacing. Very, very good looking here. Lots of potential.

S - Almost barleywine like malts jump out from this beer. Delicious vanilla hits the nose thanks to the barrels along with rich, smooth bourbon. Nice hops too. Good pine/citrus. Definitely a bourbon DIPA!

T - Bourbon and vanilla exposed from the pallet awash with barleywine like malt qualities (toffee/caramel). Wet hops, nice bitter finish. So much barrel and bourbon here mixing with the piney hops. This is very, very tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and delicious. The barrel has done this wonders.

O - Overall this was an excellent beer. Glad to try it, was nervous due to it not being fresh but those hops held up wonderfully. Well done Hardywood!

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Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Big whiskey and vanilla flavor with a hoppy citrus spike towards the middle. Touch of toffee flavors. Excellent beer and the best I have had from this brewery so far.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.48/5  rDev +13.1%

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Bourbon DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 207 ratings