The Great Return - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by Beejay:
3.53/5 rDev -12.4%
A: A medium orange amber, plenty hazy, but with a nice off white head.
S: Citrus comes out right away with grapefruit, and maybe a touch of orange peel. Light tangerine and a little bit of caramel.
T: Citrus with caramel undertones.. The orange peel and tangerine continue through in the taste. There is a nice bit of resiny goodness, with bitter notes of pine and a slight earthiness.
M: Medium in body, with a fairly soft feel. The carbonation is fairly active, and helps to bring out some of the bitterness. There is a slightly drying feel in the finish, with a touch more of the resinous quality.
O: Overall a very good beer, but I would like a touch more depth as far as the hop character is concerned. Putting 'West Coast Style IPA" on the can is like painting a bulls-eye on it, and while it is quite excellent, I think it could be a touch more complex and West Coasty.
11-25-2013 01:15:20 | More by Beejay
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance - this pours a very light straw color, but once in the glass this one has a nice bronze like color to it. The carbonation pours great, but leaves quickly which is the only down fall.
Smell - lots and lots of bitterness and citrus from this one.
Taste - Grapefruit sweetness up front followed by the hoppy bitterness I would expect from an IPA
Mouthfeel - nicely carbonated even though the head left the beer quickly. Nice smooth feel to this one as well.
Overall - this is a fine example of an IPA. glad I got to experience it via a trade.
04-09-2014 15:40:21 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
16oz can / split
Paired with Allen & Son BBQ - nom nom nom
Nice resiny hop profile, strong bitterness, piercing citrus hops, some pine. Juicy and bitter - based on previous Hardywood experiences, was shocked at how good this was. Great canned IPA - even better BBQ
12-31-2013 02:43:40 | More by dirtylou
4/5 rDev -0.7%
This pours a deep seductive amber to apricot orange and brown. The head was a billow of dense foam that mounted two full inches with a normal pour and left tons of sticky lacing.
The nose is full of big grapefruit aromas with bitter pine resins. The residual scents are earthy with bits of malt.
As goes the nose so goes the taste as this seems to match the nose precisely. Grapefruit starts the taste with bitter piney resins finishing. The earth and malt dots the flavor throughout.
The feel is astringent and very bitter. The funny thing is the feel hits very late and it is smooth before.
The is very good with bold flavors and aroma.
01-17-2014 23:00:00 | More by KYGunner
The Great Return from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.