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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The embodiment of true Virginia hospitality, Hardywood VIPA offers alluring tropical aromatics, a refreshingly delicate body and a bright, juicy finish. Heirloom Virginia barley rounds out the malt bill and creates a perfect sense of balance with a dose of citrusy Virginia hops. VIPA is our take on a Virginia India Pale Ale, or as we like to call it, Virgindia Pale Ale. Our interpretation of a Virginia IPA is crafted with locally sourced ingredients, from golden barley grown in the coastal plains to hops cultivated in the Appalachian piedmont. Pleasantly refreshing on the humid days of summer, but flavorful enough to satisfy on a cool winter evening, VIPA is just one more reason Virginia is for lovers.

Hardywood VIPA is the culmination of an extensive development process that included a search for the finest Virginia-sourced ingredients we could find. VIPA proudly features Virginia-grown hops from Piedmont Hops, LLC, Huguenot Hops and Misty Mill Hops at Rockmill Farm, as well as two-row barley grown by Bay’s Best Feed in Heathsville, VA and malted at Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville, VA.

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3.3
joe19612 (3156) - Camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a fluffy white head, the aroma is hoppy with plenty of fruit especially orange, the taste is medium bitterness and fruity with a dry bitter finish.

3.3
Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2018
Sampled from bottle @ Niilstrong birthday party. A bit unclear yellow color, average to medium sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, floral blossomy hops, moderately bitter. Decent body, medium carbonation. Ok.

3.7
Mister_Li (1659) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2018
Leicht trübes Goldorange mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, tropische Früchte, Zitrusaromen, Orangen, blumig, leicht herb, sehr süffig.

3.3
jmgreenuk (10529) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 4, 2018
Draught at Tap Beer Bar, Robertson Quay, Singapore. Poured a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is malt, light grassy, big woody hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a skunky gluey malt, woody hop bitter palate and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Fine when cold but a little one dimensional.

3.4
koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2018
Draft pour at 11th Street Taphouse in Virginia Beach. The pour is a brighter golden yellow with a thin white head and a heavy, almost solid, lace left behind on the glass. The aroma is sweet at first. There is a light lemongrassiness happening, but the malts kick it into high gear after that. The sweetness after the light bitter hops on the front end. This is decent. The flavor matches. It’s got a nice lemongrass and a bit of citrusy and leads into a hint of bitter maltiness. It’s nice and semi-balanced, but does finish a bit messy. The mouth feel is lighter bodied and softly carbonated with a lingering lemongrass and sweet maltiness. 6 4 6 4 14

3.7
Idiosynkrasie (8333) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2018
355ml bottle. Minimally milky, orangey, pale golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting and lacing, white head. Citrusy and floral, hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, a spicy touch of hay, chamomile, daisy. Taste is moderately bitter, citrusy hoppy, slightly floral, minimally strawy, notes of lemon, hints of lemon drops, chamomile, daisy, a spicy touch of hay, biscuity, pale malty basis; smooth and soft palate, fine, lively carbonation. Harmonious, very well crafted IPA with pronounced vestiges of "terroir". Very nice!

3.3
mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2018
Keg at Brewdog Shoreditch. A hazed orange coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is weird orange rind, grassy, little cardboard, mouldy wood. Flavour is composed of light grains, liquorice, orange rind, grassy hop,. Simple malts, chalky finish. Palate is semi sweet, slightly thin, moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.6
JorisPPattyn (10138) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2018
C: Small but persistent white rim over very pale straw-coloured beer. 4/5 N: Delicate flowery hops’ nose, starfruit, lunaria. 7/10 T: Again lupulin-filled (green) fruit, lunaria, bit cheesy hops too. 7/10 MF: Quite light body, even for its ABV. Sparkling carbonation. 4/5 O: Good, if unspectacular IPA 14/20

3.7
bytemesis (9631) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Tap. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow, small white head, good lacing. Aroma is melons, grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter. Medium body. Solid.

3.5
alobar (3993) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Hazy straw yellow color with a white soapy head. Aroma of tropical fruit, grass, and some bread. Tangerine, pineapple, grass, and hint of grain flavor. Nice beer.


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