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Hoperation Pink - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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88
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
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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Goodwire80

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

08-07-2014 03:23:52 | More by Goodwire80
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bellbw

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-20-2014 22:12:55 | More by bellbw
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joegard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-04-2014 01:02:42 | More by joegard
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CRV334

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2014 20:41:28 | More by CRV334
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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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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-29-2014 15:25:12 | More by atrocity
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VCUgrad

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-08-2014 18:09:12 | More by VCUgrad
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JWing

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-19-2014 16:53:24 | More by JWing
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-17-2014 07:35:57 | More by Sanchezrox23
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adam42381

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-08-2014 19:49:40 | More by adam42381
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +16.1%

Glass: Patteros Creek pint.

Appearance: An average to aggressive pour produced 1 inch of white head. Lacing is average.

Smell: Grapefruit bitterness lingers in the background at all times, no real alcohol smell perceptible. Strong notes of peach and pineapple as well.

Taste: A bit of bready malts with tons of peach and lingering grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with average carbonation. A sweet finish.

Overall: Like Jai Alai but with a bit of tart grapefruit and less alcohol. So good.

03-03-2014 20:04:07 | More by ChrisKayler
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-01-2014 18:43:04 | More by VeganUndead
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-17-2014 19:51:36 | More by jaymo18
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e30todamax

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-17-2014 18:00:26 | More by e30todamax
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

02-15-2014 23:37:47 | More by mkirkland80
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BDF2000

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

02-15-2014 22:13:47 | More by BDF2000
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brentk56

North Carolina

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
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-01-2014 13:50:20 | More by bcrossan
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-31-2014 21:10:12 | More by 2dogbrew
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HellAwaits

Virginia

2/5  rDev -49.6%

01-25-2014 15:45:02 | More by HellAwaits
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 19:32:53 | More by dmk91
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-22-2014 04:13:10 | More by Ainjyll
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Devman171

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-20-2014 18:33:35 | More by Devman171
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-18-2014 01:16:12 | More by nmann08
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-12-2014 02:50:54 | More by ZachKelly
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Hoperation Pink from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.