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The Didjits Blood Orange IPA | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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The Didjits Blood Orange IPAThe Didjits Blood Orange IPA

Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 173
Photo of HopBomb515
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Wicked hazy rusty orange color with a stupid large head of loose bubbles and spotty lacing. This beer was a pain to pour, head built out of control. Strong aromas of hops and citrus peel. Notes of grapefruit flesh, blood orange skin, and pith. Oddly carbonated, heavy bite up front fades by the swallow but fills the mouth with citrus bursts. Interesting beer, I like the flavor but the citrus does run over the hops and the IPA character.

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Photo of LC1994
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Burnt orange coloring to it with a hazy appearance.
Can smell the oranges, citrus and hops
hoppy beer with some awesome blood orange tones to it
thinner feel to it
Love it when a beer can put oranges in it, its one of the best beers around it.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, rose/pink tinted deep gold, looking very similar to a glass of pink grapefruit juice. The pour produces 4 fingers of frothy, white, moderately lasting head that leaves an island cap & collar ring of chunky froth & a nice webby coating of clumpy lace. Aroma is hop heavy orange & grapefruit with more restrained notes of pineapple, spice & maybe a little pine which combine to beat into submission a faint (biscuit) malt hint. Taste is a hop bomb version of the nose dominated by orange & grapefruit. The tropical fruit, spice & pine are detectable behind these but are joined by a herbal hint. A sweet maltiness is certainly more detectable throughout the sip than in the nose. There is also an alcohol note in the finish that I did not detect in the nose. Sweet, fruity & juicy up front through the finish it becomes dry, bitter & lightly astringent in the aftertaste. As with other blood orange brews I definitely pick up the orange (very prominent in this case) but lack the experience to differentiate between orange and blood orange. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, starts wet & juicy with a peppery prickle in the finish, becoming dry & drawing in the aftertaste. A mouth coating hoppiness leaves a lasting dryness on the tongue. If you're looking for a mouthwatering, tasty IPA give this one a try, you will not be disappointed!

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky burnt orange, thin off white head, good lacing

S; Oranges, earthy, pine hops

T: Sweet orange up front, little caramel in middle of taste then the bitterness of the earthy, pine hops

M: Full mouthfeel

O: Man, a great orange IPA. Ive had this beer on my radar a while and finally got the chance to try it and I love it. Great orange character with a malty presence and hop bitterness to balance.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer was dark murky orange in color.

Smell - The nose literally smells like orange juice. No joke!

Taste - At the front is sweet, almost syrupy orange juice. There is a slight hop bitterness with Earthy orange rind tones and a moderate sweet malt backbone. The bitterness carries to the aftertaste with the oranges yielding slightly.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is so thick, I almost forget I am not drinking orange juice.

Overall - This is outstanding!

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Photo of rajendra82
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer looked much like orange juice, coming out of the can. The body was hazy in appearance, amber colored, and had a small head, barely one finger thick. The aroma was laden with orange pulp smell, with the citrus dominating the somewhat spicy hops. The taste was citric up front, with a tasty orange flavor that eventually faded to a bitter hop taste, and finished with a spicy aftertaste. The body was quite dense, and the ABV not readily apparent. A good fruit flavored beer, that is not too sweet.

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Photo of dachhack
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid danky citrusy IPA with orange zest and pith flavors. Perfect balance of hops and orange. Interesting and crushable. So glad this is in cans for pool adventures.

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Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had this before out of the 22oz bottle. It was maybe a month old and good, but not too memorable. This 2 day old can is amazing! Excellent use of the blood orange!

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Photo of jcleven1
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber bottled on 3/3. Pours cloudy with good head retention. Nice floral aroma of c-hops and hint of orange. Flavor is almost "juicy". The orange comes through in the finish. Bitterness is subdued, very easy drinking and refreshing. Overall impression...this beer is balanced and damn delicious. Well done BHB!

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Photo of lupercmda
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours orangish yellow with nice 1 inch head. Smells of slight tropical notes and orange. Taste is lightly bitter with nice tartness from the orange peel. Moderate mouth feel.

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Photo of swanfungus
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours orange from a 22oz. bomber, aromas of citrus (orange, grapefruit) and a taste that blends sweet/tangy well with just a hint of hop bitterness. Very smooth, crisp, with a light/medium body. I was really surprised in a good way about this beer. And if you're unfamiliar with the band, you should drink this along to "Hey Judester" or "Hornet Piñata". Rock 'n' Roll!

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the 22 oz bottle orangey amber, initially clear but hazing up as the yeast arrives in the glass, with a moderate head. Citrus in the nose. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of ladyslipper
4.86/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a twenty two ounce bomber bottle into an IPA glass. Piercing orange color with an explosion of citrus and orange in the nose. Intense orange flavor from the blood orange peel and a screaming hop profile to round out the citrus flavor with nice maltiness to complete this crisp India pale ale. An incredible IPA from some great people.

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Photo of Sails_Ambassador
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
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!

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Photo of benloho
4.37/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of do_ob
4.59/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of upsbeernut
3.14/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

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Photo of Hayden34
4.94/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of BrewDogBarley
4.99/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Great aroma and the blood orange flavor is just so nice! The batches have varied slightly as they have tweaked the blood orange addition to the brew but all have been awesome.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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Photo of Extol
4.24/5  rDev -3%
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. :)

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
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

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Photo of itsmetimd
4.72/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Photo of Cobrito
4.02/5  rDev -8%
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)

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