Hardywood Hibiscus Tripel

I’m watching the remake of “Beaches” and it’s pretty terrible. I don’t think it helped that I watched an interview with Idina Menzel and she came off like a total diva (not in the good way). Anyways, let’s get to the beer.


ABV: 8.2%

Style: Tripel

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The story of how Hardywood Park Craft Brewery came to be is quite literally as old as it’s co-founders, Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh. Their parents met first, setting the stage for a childhood friendship that would develop over decades into a shared passion for craft beer. While honing their craft as home brewers, Eric and Pat built the foundation for Hardywood Park by experiencing craft beer culture and learning every facet of the industry. Eric McKay, while working as the marketing director for one of America’s leading craft beer wholesalers, built an innovative mobile beer marketing platform, served as a speaker on beer marketing strategy innovation at several beer industry conferences around the country, earned his MBA with honors from Fordham University and was selected to serve as a Great American Beer Festival judge. He also became Richmond’s first Certified Cicerone™.”

Random: We put up a new light outside and it makes it so much easier to take the recycling out.

The beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass, but instead left a small crown. The body was clear and bright orange with a lot of carbonation. The nose was floral and had a lot of golden fruit with sweetness and honey. The taste was even more floral than the nose with booze and bread. It had honey too. The body was surprisingly light for the style with a lot of carbonation. Val picked this one up from Trader Joe’s, so I had no idea the price on this one. I thought this beer was decent, but it needed more balance. It wouldn’t be one that I’d revisit.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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