judy20171 (2) - - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic IPA. Love getting a big west coast flavor from Virginia, this beer has become an IPA staple!
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: 16 oz can from my Dad, 11/25/13, Thanks for the Hardywood hook-up Pops!
Aroma: The nose is full of resin/pine and grapefruit/citrus hops, with caramel malt undertones
Appearance: This one is a really great looking beer: It pours a murky looking dark orange color with a lasting sheet of frothy beige head that leaves some heavy lacework all over the glass
Flavor: Clean and hoppy taste, much like the nose, a good amount of bitterness, mild sweetness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, creamy and smooth, with a soft carbonation, and a dry finish
I thought this was an excellent IPA. It is well-made and very enjoyable. It has plenty of hop bitterness, but isn’t extremely bitter, it is almost more hop flavorful than hop bitter. There’s also just a touch of sweetness to provide some balance. Really well-done. I’m glad I have three more of these.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Thanks Blake for sharing. Phil was also present. Medium hazy orange golden with a steady spitty white lace. Nose is big and juicy; lots of grapefruit. Flavor is bitter, piney, lightly herbal, with more grapefruit and a complementary malt backbone. Very well made with no flaws.
Butters (3735) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh Can straight from the brewery. murky burnt orange pour with very nice billowing cream colored head. Piney and grapefruity and almost some honey like notes. Similar to a hopslam maybe? But not as sweet or syrupy. Resinous and grapefruit rind on the finish. Really solid IPA.
Beergeek23322 (2190) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12/7/2013. 16 oz. can. I had this one while waiting in line for the Bourbon Gingerbread Stout. Not exactly the right thing to drink on a cold day, but this one is tasty. Floral aromas with resins, malt, caramel and citrus. Loads of hops throughout and a very bitter finish. Awesome!
BlackForestCO (976) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from a friend. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a dense layer and left beautiful sheets of lacing. Aroma of fresh, dank hops paired with bright citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange) along with some moderate notes of pine. Smooth entry leads immediately into a fresh, floral, resin-filled hoppiness with a complementary citrus fruitiness in the form of grapefruit and softer orange that linger into the bitter finish where undertones of a sweet caramel maltiness are present. Moderate carbonation and medium mouth feel, incredibly drinkable due to the dryness imparted by the hops. Overall, a great beer if you are looking for a hop-forward, easy-drinking treat...which is exactly what they were shooting for.
devman171 (912) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery, i was pleasantly surprised by this one, nice citrus and floral aroma with a light malt and dry bitter finish. Hoperation pink was slightly better.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy! Can to glass. Smells DaNk! Golden clean with a nice head! Very refreshing. Hops galore are is very close to Hop Drop. Finishes clean and dry. Great summer clean beer!
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Can on 3/19/2014.
Appearance: Pours a copper opaque light head.
Aroma: Aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Medium light bitter, grapefruit, caramel.
Palate:Medium, sticky, light finish.
Summary: Another hit from Hardywood. Still never had a bad beer from them.
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Giant can. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of bright meadow and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter lemongrass. Very nice.