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The Great Return - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 20
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: blackie on 10-26-2013

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.
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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DahWag
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crc1935
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrnestle
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

17 day old can

Clear darker golden orange with a thin sudsy head.

Aroma is piney and resinous with faint grapefruit and floral hop. Hefty bready and sweet malt.

Big sweeter bread and caramel malt. Lots of piney hop hanging out in the mouth. Bitterness isn't too assertive. It falls off at the end. Mild carbonation. Medium body.

Meh. Too malty for my taste and at only 17 days I'm surprised.

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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of 57md
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%

Light copper color. Piney hop nose.

Decent maltiness in the flavor profile combined with a nice hop bitter finish.

This is one the border between a single IPA and a DIPA.

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4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

The Great Return from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.