Hoperation Pink - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cjgiant:
District of Columbia
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
Pours a cloudy golden brown with a nice foamy head that lasts decently well.
The smell is a fairly standard IPA, with a foreshadowing of bitterness, including the unsurprising grapefruit used in the recipe.
The taste immediately hits with a bitterness, sorta but it's balanced initially by a bready malt. The grapefruit zest adds bitterness and actually seemed to me a little sweetness (like a ruby red). The combination with the initial notes also lead to a watermelon taste, and maybe a little bubble gum. The finish is nice and dry, the grapefruit playing all the way through.
It was a quite enjoyable beer, bitter without being overpowering, and accentuating the special ingredient fairly well, without it completely dominating the taste.
05-26-2014 19:54:21 | More by cjgiant
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4.06/5 rDev +2.3%
Appearance: The amber liquid pours out with an impressive head that leaves a fair amount of lacing
Smell: Tropical fruit aroma, with grapefruit well represented in the mix
Taste: The malt provides a fairly neutral platform for the citrus and tropical fruit flavors; the grapefruit is apparent but could be bolder; bitterness builds, after the swallow
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A very nice IPA for a good cause; would have preferred the pink grapefruit tones to be amped up a notch
02-02-2014 11:38:18 | More by brentk56
Hoperation Pink from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.