dlovell2 (2237) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2016 aracauna (3652) - Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a rather pleasant beer, but that’s the problem. An Imperial IPA should never be described as pleasant. The hopping isn’t aggressive enough. However, it handles the alcohol nicely and it’s not overly sweet. Good, bit perhaps mislabeled.
Poured from bomber. Pours copper color with white head. Caramel malt aroma with pine. Thick mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malt and candied sugar. Green woodybflabor in the middle. Pine finish with some woodiness. dambor (792) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
Pours dark orange with nice big head. Aroma: resin, pine, dried orange peel, some wood aroma and a touch of spices (cloves?). Taste: nicely complex taste of resin, pine, sour oranges with a very nice long hoppy bitterness. I was expecting more wood from the aging, but generally this is a top dips. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle pours translucent amber, off white head that leaves behind a trail of lacing. Solid hop resin nose. Taste adds some strong bitterness, pulp wood. Medium body. Sledutah (7795) - Utah, USA - JUL 4, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to obguthr mike5326 (1780) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours slightly cloudy amber with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and pine. Flavor of grapefruit, grassy, woody and pine resin
Good, I like the mild wood flavor
Poured from a bottle. Clear copper color, medium frothy white head. Medium musky aroma. Medium body with an oily hops finish and flavor.
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Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Beautiful pour, a warm reddish amber with perfect topping of firm pillowtop. The aroma is subdued but hints at a natural wonder. This drinks with a comforting warmth, rife with resin and earthy hoppiness. Exceptional. (#6208, 6/11/2016) stephen57 (36) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Bought @ Kroger Swift Creek Midlothian Va 5/18/16. Very sweet up front but definitely bitterness on the back end. Deep amber color. On label 100 ibu’s! Don’t taste it! Tulip poplar wood is present throughout the taste! Great balance hops vs, malts. I love the smell and taste but some people maybe put off by the tulip poplar wood. Slight piney hop presence with a hint of vanilla! As I stated many times before Put the bottled on date on the label!! This is a GREAT Beer from Hardywood. Well Done!! rejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2016
Tap at big hunt. Pours orange with lots of head and tons of frothy lacing. Nose is fruity and grapefruit. Flavours of tea, earthy, grapefruit, caramel. Taste medium bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation, Darwenus (1159) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Hardywood turns out great malt-forward beers... their barley wines, quads and stouts are damn near perfect, and I don’t know another brewery that consistently nails barrel aging as well as Hardywood does. I’ve enjoyed their IPAs, too, but they don’t knock my socks off the way their malty beers do. This is an example of a fine Hardywood IPA that only suffers from comparison to the brewery’s maltier lineup. This beer pours copper color with an average head. Citrus and floral hops on the nose and all over the tongue, too, are backed up by a slightly buttery malt. It tastes good and is entirely enjoyable, and it’s a huge testament to Hardywood that that’s not enough for me anymore. But there is nothing wrong with this beer. obxdude10 (2367) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
Really nice double IPA, although I could have used more hops. The balance and hop flavor that were there were really delicious. But I could have used a bit more. I liked how this double wasn’t overly malty. I’ve had a bunch of IPAs that have been over-the-top malty and bready. I’m really pleased that this one was not. Hoplar poured a rich amber color with a plentiful beige head. The head left some really nice lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose featured some critrusy hops and wood. Like I mentioned, the flavors were balance were great, but I could have used more hoppy notes. It’s still a really nice IIPA, though.