AirForceHops (8403) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2017
16 oz. can. Dated stamp is 11/29/17. Aroma is real nice, straw, white grapes, maybe grass. Flavor has a nice about of fruit medley. Pineapple, grapes, mango, and just a touch of grass toward the finish. The texture is soft with a juicy center. No bitterness at all. Yep, the brew is named appropriately. The_Osprey (10127) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2017
August 2017 - Cask, gravity dispense, at GBBF 2017, Kensington Olympia. As 'Hardywood Tropication'. Hazy orange, opaque, bubbly white head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is celery and rhubarb. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is celery, lime and lemon notes, some straw, nice bitterness. Good. (7-4-7-4-15=3.7) MrTipple (7840) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Intense tropical fruits, ripe mango, papaya, passion fruit, orange. Hazy gold, tiny, frothy, white head. Medium sweet. Intense pine, overripe tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, soft carbonation, medium to full bodied. Nice, well-balanced. Cask at GBBF17, Kensington Olympia. Scopey (17069) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2017 Cask at GBBF. It pours hazy bright golden with a small white head. The aroma is fresh, juicy, orange, apricot, tangy, mango, tangerine and candied peel. The taste is soft, sweet, bitter - sweet, sugary, candied stone fruits, apricot, peach, nectarine, fruit cocktail and straw with a drying finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Soft, sweet and fruity. A rather pleasant fruity IPA. Darwenus (1196) - Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Among Hardywood’s better IPAs. Not in the same league as the fantastic Empress Evelyn. But I think it’s stronger than Hoplar or the recent Quadrahop, and bigger tasting than Great Return. It pours hazy orange with a little foam. The aroma is big and juicy, the fruit in the name and mentioned on the label comes through big on the nose. The flavor has some of the juice but closes drier and leaner than the aroma implies. I hope Hardywood keeps turning out IPAs like this.
radagast83 (8827) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Draft pour at Churchkey. Poured a very slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was plenty of tropical fruit notes. Wow, this one really had a really juicy hop notes. Flavor was lots of tropical fruits. Really nice. weihenweizen (4450) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2017
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can poured into a cup. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is tropical fruit and bitter hops. Nice beer. koleminer20 (4411) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Enjoyed at a tasting at Tom’s last night. 16 oz can. The pour is actually more of a golden amber color with a thick yellow-ish appearance. It’s an interesting combination. The aroma is definitely malty up front. The hops and light fruits come through in a decent. There is a good bitter resin and a light citrus zestiness. The resin and malt offers a strange combo. The flavor is a little lighter. There is a hint of malt on the front and a pretty good resin and bitterness following it up. There is a nice citrus and a hint of tropical fruit. The juiciness fades a little and it’s more reliant on the traditional hop, but it’s pretty good. The mouth feel is lighter and clean with a little lighter of a carbonation and a lingeringly dank hop and bitter resin on the finish. This is pretty good. TheBeerGod (6317) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Can - 16 ounce from 01/31/17. Cloudy, particle laden golden amber with a short white head. Hop resins and tropical fruit int he nose along with citrus and sweet malt . taste is citrus, tropical fruit, sweet malt, light caramel and hop resins. Body is medium with a moderate bubbly carbonation and a lingering hop bitterness. Ends with more juicy hops, hop resins, tropical fruit, sweet malt, light caramel and citrus notes. Delicious! tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Tap @ brewery. Fresh, tropical, pine. Flavor isn’t quite as robust as aroma. Moderately bitter. Well balanced. Nice.