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Hoperation Pink - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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89
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Limited reserve series 750 ml bottle served into a goblet. Don't let the whole 'pink' put you off this, I assure you it is a serious beer and one very worth trying - despite the high price tag! Pours a nice copper colour with excellent lacing. The first thing that hits you is the aroma - massive fruitiness, pine, and tropical notes . The taste falls into line nicely. The citra is very prominent, as is the pink grapefruit, which for me, worked in perfect harmony. Hoppy, citrusy, with a hint of sweetness from the grapefruit, and balanced out by an assertive amount of bitterness which leads to a dry finish. The balance is what does it for me, it could have been so easy to get carried away with the pink grapefruit aspect of the beer but they have nailed it. It is vibrant, bitter, hoppy, and for those who like citra, this is an excellent example of how well it stands up as a dry hop. It is very approachable and easy to drink at 6% too. I can't say enough about good this beer is. There is just such an abundance of flavour and complexity that makes every sip a true pleasure. Really worth a try and hats off to a new brewery for such a well executed IPA.

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Hoperation Pink from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.