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Hoperation Pink - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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88
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A showcase of the creativity and talent of beer passionate women in the craft brewing industry, Hoperation Pink is a collaboration beer brewed to raise funds for and awareness of women’s health issues.

Hoperation Pink displays a beautifully vibrant pink grapefruit aroma, a wholesome body, and a balanced but assertive citrus hop bitterness in the finish. The Hardywood 2013 batch is dry-hopped on a massive addition of Citra hops.

$100 per barrel of Hoperation Pink is contributed to non-profit organizations that support women’s health, with half going to VCU Massey Cancer Center and the other half going to local charitable causes selected by the participating brewers with each batch brewed. Thank you for helping us to fight against cancer and to improve the lives of women who face unexpected health challenges.

(Beer added by: blackie on 10-26-2013)
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -2%

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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Hoperation Pink from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.