hershiser2 (2007) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Orzo.I killed the keg.
Poured medium amber with a small head. Aroma was not strong - typical citrus hop aroma and a backing of malt. Taste was orange, lemon, citrus peel, caramel malt. Kind of ordinary.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of bottle, thanks Drake! Dark orange pour with fluffy slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, bread, some slight buttery notes into a bit of aged hops, slight pine, grass, and a touch of citrus. Taste was a mix of orange, slight lemon into caramel, toffee, aged hops, slight butter, hints of grass, finishing slightly bitter. A bit old and malt forward for my liking.
HippieFee (321) - - OCT 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Hazy orange color with a nice white head that stuck around for a long time. Not an overly strong smell to it, mostly a hop bitterness smell. Nice strong bitter flavor with lots of subtle hints going on here. Very drinkable.
Ctplt777 (474) - - OCT 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s okay, not really what I was expecting it to be. I was really thinking it was going to be a big juicy tropical smelling ipa, but it’s mainly just grassy and earthy smelling. There’s almost a soapy aroma to it. Taste is same grassy and earthiness. Some malt and that’s about it. Not really hoppy. Definitely long lasting bitterness but honestly not much else going on. As it warmed up I got a little more of a floral taste but really that’s about it. It’s weird, I’ve never been kind of meh about a Hardywood beer. Maybe I got a bad bottle. Kind of bummed I was really looking forward to this one.
tsd08460 (775) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: grass, herbs,
Appearance: clear gold, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Hops variety not listed, but seems different than most IPAs. Still good.
OnTheTrail (334) - Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in tiny cup at Trader Joe’s. Golden color. Couldn’t really detect much aroma, but the taste had plenty of fruity, spicy hops.
Art (3094) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at PF Changs in Sterling. Plus a clear golden yellow orange with a white head. Aromas of pine and light citrus. Taste is medium bitterness with a light zesty citrus finish. I was told this was "Hardywood IPA" When I asked what the Hardywood seasonal was.
OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, from the brewery. not that good aroma, sweet. Earthy, papery/wood. little citrus. tad hazed golden orange color, ok head that faded quickly to a ring, no lace. bitter sweet flavor. light body, slick creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. That’s not interesting, dull aroma and flavor. not a fan of...
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. Citrus, pine, and earthy.
Nickls (2357) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Clear golden orange. Nose is dead, flavor is dead, faint paper, dusty candy hops. Lighter to medium slick body. Off putting sticky light sweetness. Is this old? Just off? Either way, not good.