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.
tsd08460 (838) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Wegman’s in Lake Manassas, Virginia
Aroma: citrus, caramel, pinr
Appearance: clear dark golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish
tristanlaugher (265) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2016 Hazy, apricot, little head. From a can. A little sticky. Not overly impressive but a decent beer,.
plaugher (420) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml can. Pours a hazy golden orange, light ring of white bubbly head and light to moderate lacing. Nose is a slightly muted orange, apricot, a bit of toffee; more citrus in the flavour, with some caramel as well. Almost feels a bit creamy; clean finish. Quite nice.
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a tap. Clear golden color, medium frothy white head. Medium hops aroma. Medium body with a butter and hops flavor and a medium finish.
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NikkTwist (2773) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 Draft at Misconduct. Slight hazy gold pour. No lasting head or lace. Glossy shortbread. Honey orange. Peach. Apricot. Lemongrass. Green orange grapefruit pith. Browned lemons bagels. Juicy phenols. Celery hearts. Bold. Fuzzy sharp. Disappointing but worth a shot.
stevoj (4018) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Yard House-Springfield. Hazy medium golden body, small soft head, tons of lacing. Hops first on the nose, followed by minor citrus notes. Taste pushes the citrus up closer to the front, hops close it out with a short, sharp bite.
vtafro (6731) - 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 (462) - 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 (905) - 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 (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, 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.