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The Great Return - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bold, resinous and bursting with bright grapefruit aroma, this IPA is a tribute to the decades of hard work by conservationists to restore the James River as a bounty of vibrant aquatic life, eco-friendly recreational activity, and in our case, fresh brewing water. These efforts have culminated recently with the symbolic return of the endangered Atlantic sturgeon, a prehistoric, yet majestic behemoth of a fish, spotted as far up the James River as the fall line in Richmond. Your purchase of this beer supports the James River Association. Thank you for being a part of The Great Return.

In our commitment to James River conservation, Hardywood will contribute $10 per barrel of The Great Return to The James River Association, to support their mission to be the guardian of the James River. The JRA's core programs include Watershed Restoration, Education and Outreach, River Advocacy and the Riverkeeper Program.

(Beer added by: blackie on 10-26-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-16-2013 04:42:21 | More by Zraly
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured can into New Belgium globe

A-Pours lightly hazy orange with a one finger off-white head, good lacing.

S-Aroma is pine, citrus and floral hops, dank, biscuit and malt with pear and apple.

T-Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light crisp malt, light fruity esters with a dry and prickly finish.

M-Medium body mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.

O-Overall a great IPA I hope they make some more.

Serving type: can

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The Great Return from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.