Hardywood Park Craft Brewery VIPA
What the brewers say
Heirloom Virginia barley rounds out the malt bill and creates a perfect sense of balance with a dose of cit-rusy Virginia hops.
What our panel thought
A fairly straightforward, classic West Coast IPA. Dank, slightly vegetal, and piney aroma gives way to much of the same in flavor. Just enough malt presence to be noticeable, but not enough to give the beer a bit of body, making it seem a little thin. The dry bitter, but not harsh, finish lingers a bit but not in a bad way.
What our editors thought
Lemon-lime notes hover over a woody and slightly grainy aroma, but the flavor embraces the comfort of ge-neric West Coast bitterness without offering much more.