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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewery, 11/17/12

Aroma:†The nose is heavy on bourbon and wood, with underlying herbal and pine hops
Appearance:†This one pours a hazy dark orange color with a small head and some lacing
Flavor:†The flavor has some of each of the bourbon and the hop bitterness, but the bourbon is stronger
Palate:†The body is medium-plus, it feels fairly creamy, and the heat settles into the more dry finish
Overall Impression:† I thought this was a pretty solid example of a bourbon barrel aged DIPA. The bourbon/wood definitely overpowers the hop presence in the nose, and it is also a little strong in the flavor, but the hops come through more in the flavor then in the nose. I thought the combination worked well, but if the bourbon overpowering the hops is not for you, you might not enjoy one.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Caramel, vanilla, bourbon, some woodiness, citrus, and caramel. Iíd say alcohol well hidden, but it is only 9.4 % (does that mean I have a problem!).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (93) - Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From 750 ml bottle, corked and caged bottle poured a dark orangish amber color with aromas of vanilla, booze, hops and light butter. Flavors were light hops with some bourbon oakiness in the aftertaste. A nice bourbon aged DIPA. Really like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westchesterco (911) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes: Poured from a bottle it is a dark amber color with a slight head. The aroma is vanilla and the taste is a nice bourbon flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3902) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Ok but another example of excessive barreling. The age kills the hops, the barrel kills the hops, and this doesnít really end up tasting like an IPA let alone a DIPA. That being said, itís an ok beer, as long as you take your preconceived notion of IPA out of the equation. But not a great beer. Tap at Churchkey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4847) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2014
750ml bottle pours a fairly dark orange, basically a caramel colored brown with some sudsy, lacing, off white head. Nose is interesting, there isnít a ton of prevalent bourbon or DIPA there really, a little licorice, some sumac, some mild peppercorn, vanilla, some mild wood pulp, some dried cherry. Nose is very interesting, itís really all over the place but not in a bad way. Flavor is more of a barreled BSDA than anything, some candy sugar, some malt, some caramel, some soap, some herbs, more of that sumac, a little black licorice, vanillin, a little orange, some wood, a little dried coconut. Full bodied, lightly sweet finish. If you were expecting a double IPA, then youíll be disappointed. If you wanted a good beer, youíve found one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (960) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Aromas of caramel, orange, vanilla, some bourbon. Lightly hazy, dark orange, moderately lasting beige head. A touch of initial sweetness combining with notes of bourbon and vanilla, followed by herbaceous and citrus hop flavors. Medium-full bodied, a little boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c_lee_burton (63) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
If you like Belgian style with lots of bourbon then this is for you. Well balanced with bourbon flowing in and out through toffee, bready, and vanilla notes. Great balance! Would age well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3203) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
From a cork and caged 75 cl bottle shared at the Beer Head BBQ in Falls Church VA. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Butterscotch nose. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Medium body. Viscous mouthfeel. Boozy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4576) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Cask @ Smoke & Barrel (I think). Split w/Travlr. Amber with a tiny white head. Huge hot & sticky nose. Loads of caramel and vanilla. Hot, malevolent booze. Orange peel sweetness. The taste is similar. A hot old bitter bomb. Orange, pepper, brown bread. Light body, low carbonation. Fine, but really not my thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3955) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
From the 750 bottle. Little carbonation. Sweet and fruity with some overall bourbon and vanilla notes. Nice.


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