aracauna (3454) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a rather pleasant beer, but that’s the problem. An Imperial IPA should never be described as pleasant. The hopping isn’t aggressive enough. However, it handles the alcohol nicely and it’s not overly sweet. Good, bit perhaps mislabeled.
mike5326 (1538) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, medium frothy white head. Medium musky aroma. Medium body with an oily hops finish and flavor.
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Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Beautiful pour, a warm reddish amber with perfect topping of firm pillowtop. The aroma is subdued but hints at a natural wonder. This drinks with a comforting warmth, rife with resin and earthy hoppiness. Exceptional. (#6208, 6/11/2016)
stephen57 (15) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought @ Kroger Swift Creek Midlothian Va 5/18/16. Very sweet up front but definitely bitterness on the back end. Deep amber color. On label 100 ibu’s! Don’t taste it! Tulip poplar wood is present throughout the taste! Great balance hops vs, malts. I love the smell and taste but some people maybe put off by the tulip poplar wood. Slight piney hop presence with a hint of vanilla! As I stated many times before Put the bottled on date on the label!! This is a GREAT Beer from Hardywood. Well Done!!
rejtable (2208) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at big hunt. Pours orange with lots of head and tons of frothy lacing. Nose is fruity and grapefruit. Flavours of tea, earthy, grapefruit, caramel. Taste medium bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation,
Darwenus (832) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hardywood turns out great malt-forward beers... their barley wines, quads and stouts are damn near perfect, and I don’t know another brewery that consistently nails barrel aging as well as Hardywood does. I’ve enjoyed their IPAs, too, but they don’t knock my socks off the way their malty beers do. This is an example of a fine Hardywood IPA that only suffers from comparison to the brewery’s maltier lineup. This beer pours copper color with an average head. Citrus and floral hops on the nose and all over the tongue, too, are backed up by a slightly buttery malt. It tastes good and is entirely enjoyable, and it’s a huge testament to Hardywood that that’s not enough for me anymore. But there is nothing wrong with this beer.
obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice double IPA, although I could have used more hops. The balance and hop flavor that were there were really delicious. But I could have used a bit more. I liked how this double wasn’t overly malty. I’ve had a bunch of IPAs that have been over-the-top malty and bready. I’m really pleased that this one was not. Hoplar poured a rich amber color with a plentiful beige head. The head left some really nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose featured some critrusy hops and wood. Like I mentioned, the flavors were balance were great, but I could have used more hoppy notes. It’s still a really nice IIPA, though.
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample on draft. Some really good things going on with this brew. Nice notes of wood, hop, caramel malts, pine needles, Earth, spice and fruit. The blend is really good.
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle share @ SHAPE NFL Fantasy Draft. Thanks Steven.
Orangée, col fin crémeux beige.
Arôme offre un bouquet caramel bien agréable, houblonné moyen apportant une petite dose d’agrumes et de tropical. Rétro boisé différent de ce que on trouve d’habitude, apparemment du peuplier.
Palais reste malté pâle avec un léger houblonné de pin, le tout restant très sec. Rétro boisé ajoutant à cette sécheresse générale. En houblon, il me semble que pas mal de houblons C sont à noter. Au final, l’idée de faire un usage de bois de peuplier semble être intéressant mais le résultat reste cependant peu convainquant tant ce dernier obscurci le profil du houblon.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the pour house. Pours clear golden with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has a balance of floral notes and a slight earthiness. The taste has a light, dry bitterness, plenty of sweet citrus, and a touch of vanilla. Nice.
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Luvystypotables (1518) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued aroma of hops with hints of pine, fruit and citrus. Pours an orangish caramel color with a lasting white head. Tastes of hops, resin and mango with hints of citrus. Medium body with a dry slightly bitter finish.