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The Great Return - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

297 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 17
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%

bhenry55, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

keenan41, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jackrodgers77, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

GreenMind, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

RyanTheLion13, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jzeilinger, Nov 05, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

jaywes754, Nov 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

tvghost, Nov 05, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%

16 oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden with 1 finger of off-white head. Hazy with some light yeast sediment bouncing around. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit, biscuit, honey, honeydew, and caramel.

Taste
Yellow grapefruit juice, honeydew, and pine. Honey, caramel, and toasted biscuit. Finishes with dry pine needle, florals, and onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, semi-dry, and semi-juicy with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
A well-malted IPA with your standard grapefruit/pine notes. Nothing too complex. Smooth and easy drinking.

justintcoons, Nov 04, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev -8.7%

Seanecy, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Ludwigkpa, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

sendbeer, Nov 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

AndyEdgar, Nov 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

fishguyac, Nov 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

razorsdescent, Nov 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

schmelby, Nov 01, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Rbodacious, Nov 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

mendvicdog, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

My type of IPA, citrus coupled with a heaping bold dose of pine. Nice orange-rust color, egg white head. Delicious stuff.

rynegne, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jpd7374, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Lehighace06, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ejimhof, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

VBWharfRat, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Dave_Heltzel, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Iamjeff6, Oct 28, 2014
The Great Return from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.