Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #565
Ranked #1,902
4.27 | pDev: 8.9%
Jun 10, 2021
May 07, 2012
Notes: Formerly The Didjits Blood Orange IPA

Georgia's original and yet to be topped Blood Orange IPA. Citrus and hazy. Popular and powerful juicy IPA..
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3.79 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia on Jun 10, 2021
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Taybeh from Minnesota

From a single 12 oz can picked up while in the panhandle, couldn't find a date so not sure how fresh but got it from a good beer store, so I'm hoping. Into a Tallgrass tulip, cloudy rusty orange, some sediment, 2 fingers of foamy head that reduces to a ring fairly quickly, leaving some decent lacing. The first thing to say about this one is that it uses blood orange better than anything else I've tried: on both the nose and the tongue, you get the cottony peel, and that kind of spicy tangy grapefruit, as well as some round berry notes. It is also pretty juicy. For me, that's the best part of this one, and its great. There's also a little piney resin mixed in, but it isn't quite as sharp or bitter or sticky as it might be, and I wonder if that is because the can is older and it isn't as fresh as would be ideal? Mouthful is a little bit of a let down: it is neither pillowy soft or bristling with hoppy liveliness. Kind of somewhere in between, and indistinctly so. Full body, but not heavy. Carb was moderate.

As is, this was definitely enjoyable and a treat, but it didn't quite live up to the potential I thought it had. Would like to try this again, more certain that it was fresh.

Dec 29, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a two finger head; excellent retention and streaky lacing

Smell: Powerful blood orange aromatics; there is an orange peel aspect to it

Taste: From the outset, the blood orange and orange peel flavors dominate with a pine resin aspect building, through the middle; quite juicy but bitter in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with high carbonation

Overall: An impressive use of blood orange here but it is over-carbonated and would benefit from being a bit softer in the bitterness profile

Feb 06, 2020
3.81 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Nov 24, 2019
4.04 by GeorgiaBeerMoose from Georgia on Nov 10, 2019
3.54 by bylerteck from Canada (ON) on Oct 04, 2019
4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois on Aug 29, 2019
3.77 by Samnem from Georgia on Jun 02, 2019
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Apr 10, 2019
4.25 by jtransel from Illinois on Mar 30, 2019
4.09 by BeerDawgs from Georgia on Mar 22, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

Presentation: 12 oz. can with no dates. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The foamy, two finger head stays around for a while and settles into a thick foam layer that stays around until the end leaving a small amount of patchy lacing behind. It's a hazy, dull, yellow-orange color.

Smell: It has a strong but very pleasant citrus fruit smell with notes of orange and grapefruit peels and fresh orange pulp.

Taste: The taste kind of mirrors the nose with most of the flavors being of citrus fruit. There's more fresh fruit here, however. The main taste is of fresh oranges along with grapefruit. There's some hop bitterness and and a pine resin aftertaste towards the end.

Mouthfeel: It's refreshing, dry and medium bodied with a sharp, jarring, high carbonation bite. It feels over carbonated.

Overall: A juicy IPA rich in citrus fruit aromas and flavors that would be better off with a little bit more creaminess and softer carbonation.

Jan 29, 2019
4.35 by Gnilwod from Georgia on Dec 31, 2018
4.07 by TheEpeeist from Maryland on Dec 28, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Can poured into a sampling glass

Translucent orange liquid, thick white three finger frothy white foam cap , great lacings

Aroma is citrus, orange rind, whiff of pine, whiff of grassiness

Taste is orange peel, hint of dank

Mouthfeel is slightly dry with a gentle lingering of the orange rind bitterness

Good beer

Nov 10, 2018
4.12 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Nov 08, 2018
4.09 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on Oct 20, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

L- Pours a surprisingly light colored beer that's golden with a slight carbonation visible. Three fingered head is present.
S- Citrus, pine, and sweet sweet grass. Unfortunately some cheesiness/staleness present, but this beer is on the older side so I won't take off much for that.
T- Mainly citrusy hop is present followed by some pine. Sweet and light. Drinks like a NEIPA. It's 7.5% and I can't taste a single bit of alcohol so you know its good. It's a light beer, but it's a good tasting beer for sure.
F- Lighter bodied mouth feel. Mild and enjoyable carbonation. Not too bad at all.
O- I used to live in Alabama, where they get this breweries beer. Unfortunately I live in Texas where they don't. This is all I've had from this brewery, but when I'm back home in Alabama I'll try and seek out more. This is a very good IPA. Extremely drinkable, hits all the right notes on the flavor, hides the alcohol exceptionally well for what it is, light bodied. I could drink plenty of these. Very impressed. I will seek this brewery out when I'm in the area again.

Oct 07, 2018
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3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Light copper colored with a heavy amount of moderate to large sized sediment suspended within. There's a quarter inch to an inch of brown frothy foam resting on top. The aroma is of oranges and citrus hops. I'm tasting plenty of citrus hops and then some strong undercurrents of blood orange and the corresponding acidity. The mouth is dense and moderately acidic.

Sep 19, 2018
3.98 by nbrowni2 from Alabama on Sep 08, 2018
4.19 by markallmon from Tennessee on Aug 18, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ADawg from Georgia

Had this on tap in a nice Frosty Glass. While I don't have quite the pallet that most of you all do... I thought immediately, "this is definitely one of my favorites coming out of Georgia." This brew is an enjoyable experience!

Aug 15, 2018
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3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Davidstan from Alabama

Only 2 months old but tasted stale and out of class. Not sure why rating is so high here.

Jul 16, 2018
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MasterfulIdiot from Georgia

Poured into a Spiegelau tulip from a can dated sometime in April (no date on the can itself, but I know the date on the 6-pack I bought was sometime in April). Liquid is bright cloudy orange, and the pour kicks up a solid head that fades pretty quickly to a ring and a film.

Aroma is lots of orange and a bit of soapy astringency, but very juicy. Smells super fruity and great.

Taste follows the nose - a bit of slightly-soapy bitter orange up front (which I'm guessing is blood orange), followed by grapefruit and passionfruit. There's a solid biscuity malt backing it up, and the finish is moderately bitter, with a super juicy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and creamy with lots of carbonation.

Overall, solid fruity IPA.

Jun 18, 2018
3.85 by Wacobear18 from Georgia on Jun 15, 2018
3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia on May 24, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy golden yellow with a large white head. The aroma is fresh citrus. The taste is a mice mix of hops and oranges.

Apr 29, 2018
4.31 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 26, 2018
4.29 by BEER88 from Washington on Apr 24, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

Poured from 12 oz can into Duvel tulip. No freshness date.
Lemon yellow with stiff 1-finger off-white head with good retention and lacing.
Aroma is mainly herbal dank with orange rind and grapefruit.
Flavor is similarly dank and herbal with a lot of pot and grassy/weedy flavor with orange and grapefruit in the finish. Bitterness is medium and brings some bite. Malt backbone is solid and very lightly sweet with a bready pale malt quality. No yeast character.
Feel is excellent with a slick, oily, coating mouthfeel with medium body and low-medium carbonation.
A really interesting beer with a unique dank, grassy, herbal hop character cut with orange and back with solid malt character.

Apr 08, 2018
4.33 by BTexpress from Georgia on Jan 25, 2018
4.25 by IRAhopbomb from Georgia on Jan 09, 2018
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3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by kevanb from Illinois

12oz can, undated, assumed to be fresh, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a hazy and turbid orange color, amber and copper hues with a foamy white head, about a finger tall that has good retention and yields lots of soapy lace. The aroma is nice, tangy blood orange juice, bitter citrus peel, light tropical fruits, a bit of pine and spice with some sweeter yeast and pale grain. The flavors are good, bitter citrus rind, light grapefruit juice and blood orange juice, some sweeter tropical fruit, hop spice, resinous pine and strong stale grain. The mouthfeel is good, coating, crisp medium body that has nice lively carbonation and a dry finish.

Verdict: A good IPA from Burnt Hickory and a fairly well done expression of blood orange. Lightly bitter, lightly juicy, nice almost sour tang to the citrus with some pleasant sweeter new england yeast and grain character. Easy going, good beer.

Dec 22, 2017
3.96 by Bum4ever from California on Dec 19, 2017
4.33 by Gerasimos from Tennessee on Nov 23, 2017
4.19 by Genx from Georgia on Sep 19, 2017
4.15 by Jmccanless from Georgia on Sep 16, 2017
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4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by SuperBrewThru from Georgia

I know i've been on BHB tear. Had this this last summer i cannot wait for it to come back on the shelves. great looking can. what an amazing beer. yes!

Nov 27, 2016
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Poured from a bomber dated 2/25, I had been wanting to try this one for awhile so didn't pay attention to the date when I grabbed it. The smell after opening the bottle was great, very citrusy. Poured a beautiful burnt orange color but was loaded with sediment, not sure if that's normal or not. Let it settle some and drank gently. Taste was grapefruit with good carbonation. I'll try a fresh one if I find one but seriously thinking about drain pouring this one due to the sediment.

Nov 26, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

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.

Oct 19, 2016
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