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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dry-hopped American India Pale Ale brewed with Pink Grapefruit Zest

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

A showcase of the creativity and talent of beer passionate women in the craft brewing industry, Hoperation Pink is a collaboration beer brewed by Rachael Cardwell from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Kristi Griner from Capitol City Brewing Company, Lisa Pumphrey from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery and Lee John from Apocalypse Ale Works to raise funds for, and awareness of women’s health issues.

$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


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
hazy amber with ample lacing white foam head. Lightly oxidized caramel malt and cheesy hops in nose. Flavor a bit washed out, front is marshmallow with light oils blending into orange and pine before the papery end. Full body but low carbonation leads to an empty feeling in the end

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear hazy deep amber orange with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice citrus and bitter grapefruit combination with a touch of grass. Flavor starts with sweeter citrus but quickly becomes bitter with grapefruit and bitter rind.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inabil1ty (24) - - JAN 28, 2014
It's hard to believe that this brew contains only 6% alcohol. It tastes much stronger than that. Wonderful grapefruit on the palate. Expensive, but an excellent beer to be sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle pours a bright orange with some soft white head. Nose is really wonderful, bright citrus juice, grapefruit, blood orange, lemon, grassy, a little chive, some lime zest. Flavor was also a surprise, wet grass, bright scallion, grapefruit juice, pulpy, lime, sticky hop. Crisp, refreshing finish. Really wonderful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery, 11/15/13. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, herbal hops, grassy notes, pale malts. Taste is herbal, resin, grapefruit hops, pale malts. Medium bodied, decent balance.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap at the brewery, pours amber nice head, aroma is great citrus and pine resin, taste is similar, balanced

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1264) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
25 oz botte This was purchased at Total Wine and More. The ale poured a clear amber color with white head and lacing. The aroma greets you with citrus and grapefruit (could be pink grapefruit). The taste was full of bitter grapefruit and pine resin. This is a wonderful IPA and a great collaboration. This delicious medium body ale had average to fizzy carbonation. The agressive bitterness combine for the decisively dry finish, which leaves a glow in the chest and lingering citrusy hop flavors on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Wow. Sampled this on draft a few times at the brewery. This thing is pure grapefruit through and through. Massive grapefruit nose is among the best I’ve come across. Flavor loses just a little of the punch, but I think that is because it has faded with a little bit of age. When this was fresh, it was out of this world. I hope they add this to the lineup on a regular basis!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4566) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Keg @ Hardywood. Pinkish pour with a small head. The nose is grapefruit, lemon, pine wood. The taste is strongly bitter, cuts out some of the more delicate fruits flavors. Still, there’s some lemon. Medium body, fine carbonation. Meh.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Poured a light amber/orange color with a small white head. Aroma was a ton of bitter grapefruit notes, pine, citrus. Flavor had a ton of citrus notes, lots of hops, and plenty of grapefruit. Bitter notes. This was pretty tasty.


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