Bourbon DIPA | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Bourbon DIPABourbon DIPA
BA SCORE
81.6%
Liked This Beer
3.96 w/ 206 ratings
Bourbon DIPABourbon DIPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,672
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
206
Liked:
168
Avg:
3.96/5
pDev:
10.35%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
39
Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a globe glass. 2014 release.

Big copper red and orange body, with a nice peach orange hue to it. Head is fluffy and creamy with a vanilla yellow ice cream looking color. This bubbles in consistency some speckled lacing.

Boozy aging, hints of thick oak and caramel. A bit of brown sugar syrup thickness, and odd mix of butter and fruit. Hops not so much, but smells like a barrel aged IPA.

Palate is of course what I expect in this mish mash. Oaked caramel that is buttery. Strange indistinct hop bitterness with a clashing tannic wood. Very numbing tannic palate, almost novocaine dryness. Faint orange light juice comes out a bit, through an interesting but slightly watery palate.

So aside from the fact it comes off like a clashing mess, where is the Belgian character in this? Neither hop driven, nor even very well complimentary barrel forgiving. This just doesn't work.

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Bourbon DIPA from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 81.6% out of 100 with 206 ratings
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