BlackForestCO (978) - 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.
vtafro (6237) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Herbal, grassy, dank aromas. Herbal hops, grassy, citrus and dank notes.
njnut (424) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into half yard at Yards a nice orange Amber with dense white head. Aroma of light citrus and some malt, nice balance there. Taste was bright grapefruit. Nice easy drinker.
Darwenus (826) - Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What Hardywood does really well is malty beers... barrel aged stouts and quads. But this IPA is very good, too. It pours light brown to amber with lot of foam and lace. The aroma is pine resin and bitter citrus. The flavor is light at the front but finishes with a sight candied fig quality and finally a big, hoppy flood. I’ll have this again. I enjoyed it.
JBPortland (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can pours clear toasted orange with 2 finger head. Nose is floral citrus, honey, toast, orange, light pine. Taste is well balanced with medium high bitterness, assertive but clean malt presence of toasted grain and honey, hints of orange sweetness with bright floral hops, some peach notes. Finishes bitter, lingering citrus, toast, grain, orange, floral, soft pine. Enjoyed this.
jbruner (3825) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of resinous west coast hops, puberty and earthy, with a hint of biscuit malt. Taste is bigger, bitterness throughout, but nice hop character. Not bad, but honestly nothing fantastic.
TylerGreenDC (741) - - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In a 16oz can. Booming aroma of pine resin. Thick, sticky, glistening lace. Flavors are super-robust: Lots of grapefruit and orange with a hint of toffee and caramel. Finishes with some grapefruit zest and cleanly. An absolute winner.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber color with a lacy white head. Nose is citrus rind and fresh malt taste is mostly bitter pith. Nice.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can: Floral hop aroma and flavor with a bunch of fresh citrus. Solid example of a West Coast IPA from the east coast.
HippieFee (290) - - NOV 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - Very dry taste in the palate. Lots of fruit flavors going on, mostly grapefruit. Bitterness is at the right level for my tastes as well.
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20