Olde Hickory Bestway IPA
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
India Pale Ale aged on oak.

A special beer for a special local institution. We crafted Bestway IPA especially for our friends at Bestway Grocery at 2113 Walker Avenue in Greensboro, NC. Stop by, take a look around and tell Roger we said Hi! Cheers!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle from Bestway. Imagine that. Pours out a brown color with a tan head on it. Smell is somewhat oaky and a little bit of hops. Taste sweet and hoppy, little bit of citrus, and some bourbon notes. It was good but I am not really into oak aged IPAs. Worth trying though; or better yet stop in this store because it is worth going to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1929) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle shared by Drew at Ale Alpharetta. Pours a light orange, with a small, bubbly, off-white head. The aroma is earth, leather, some light oak, and predominantly floral hops. Significantly bitter, with a faint mineral and funk. Medium body, thick, and sticky. This is fair, but something was a little off in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
July Ale Alpharetta. Get tinges of the oak in much more subtle way than the Cigar City oaked ipa. Mostly caramel with citrus, bits of pine and earthiness. Not shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (5124) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a hazy honey golden with a thin eggshell head. Hoppy aroma has a grapefruit underpinning. Hoppy flavor is woody and bitter, not quite what the aroma promises. Texture is fizzy but thin, leaving a hoppy finish. Not their best, but fair to middlin’.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - MAR 2, 2014
an IPA aged on oak, brewed especially for Bestway Grocery in Greensboro, NC (one of the best beer selections around); cloudy amber color; piney, oaky aroma; lots of piney hops on a medium-bodied caramel malt base; very mild hints of oak; dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3434) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Well crap. Just realized the best buy date on this one. Either way a nce subtle caramel lightly hoped drink. Murky orange color with a little bit of citrus in the aroma. Citrus orang flavors with a sweetness that is light and lasts a while. Finish is sweet orange candy and bitter hops. Though they could be bigger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours a nice clear amber/oragne color with a foamy white head leaving solid lacing. Aroma is of oak, citrus, and some grapefruit and malt. Flavor is hoppy bitter with some pine citrus and floral. Dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is dry carbonation is average. Overall a little underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3243) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle, from the Beer Dispensary. Good aroma. Oak and citrus, grapefruit mainly. Hazed brownish orange color. Good head and lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, , bitter dry sweet finish. It’s ok I. The scheme of things, but oak is strong and powers over ipa overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bomber from Bestway, which has hosted the largest Olde Hickory selection I’ve seen anywhere, so its cool to see that the brewery appreciates them. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of doughy malts, citrus and floral hops and mild wood notes. The taste is herbal, citrus, resin hops, doughly malts, oak in the finish with a tiny bit of vanilla. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - JUN 28, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Was looking for a lighter summer beer that's reasonably priced, and may have found it. Poured a light copper/deep amber. Has nice lacing. Hoppy aroma, with flavor to match. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (4191) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle from best way. Pours dark orange with an inch of khaki foam. Not much on the nose although I could almost make out a spare vanilla note. Not much flavor on the tongue because of all the bitterness. I’m not sure the aging did much for this one.

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