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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
West Coast Style IPA. Bold, resinous and bursting with bright grapefruit aroma, this IPA is a tribute to the decades of hard work by conservationists to restore the James River as a bounty of vibrant aquatic life, eco-friendly recreational activity, and in our case, fresh brewing water. These efforts have culminated recently with the symbolic return of the endangered Atlantic sturgeon, a prehistoric, yet majestic behemoth of a fish, spotted as far up the James River as the fall line in Richmond. Your purchase of this beer supports the James River Association. Thank you for being a part of The Great Return. In our commitment to James River conservation, Hardywood will contribute $10 per barrel of The Great Return to The James River Association, to support their mission to be the guardian of the James River. The JRA’s core programs include Watershed Restoration, Education and Outreach, River Advocacy and the Riverkeeper Program.

Original Gravity (O.G.): 1.070
Strength (ABV): 7.5 % ABV
Color (SRM): 12 °L
Bitterness (IBU): 70 IBUs
Availability: Fall
First release date: October 2013

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3.4
Desverger (12591) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen - Golden Amber pour with white head. Sweet furity and malty, some grapefruit and tangerine notes, sweet caramel malty support, hoppy bitter close.

3.4
joergen (28982) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Draught at Taphouse. Clear amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops and caramel with notes of bread and eucalyptus. Fruity flavor of hops and pine needles with notes of grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
tricksta_p (5021) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Aroma is fruity hops with tropical fruits, grapefruit, malt, and soft pine. Flavour is bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied. Good basic IPA with a big hoppy bitterness, I like it.

3.5
CraftBeerNick (2732) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2017
Tap at BeerTemple, 28th September 17. Pours golden, aroma is hops and malty. Taste is bitter, citrus, clean and refreshing. Nothing special

3.6
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2017
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Draft at Brewda '17. Clear orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and grain. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
Voodoo (695) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2017
Pours a clear honey gold with a fair white head which lingers......aroma of citrus, pale grain maltiness.....taste is full bodied, sweet malt, some earth, citrus, touch of melon, fairly clean finish.

3.8
Taschert (161) - FRANCE - JUL 11, 2017
Can 50cl. Pours clear gold with small white head. Aroma is pine, citrus. Medium body, bitter with a soft carbonation. Taste is pine, caramel, fruits and a long bitter end. Quite sticky. 07/17

3.1
yespr (47077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a smsll white head. Aroma is grainy, pine and slight peachy. Herbal, dry and pine. Dry and pine hoppy. Dry and herbal finish.

3.2
mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2017
Keg at the brewdog Soho. A clear deep orange amber coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is big chewy toffee, butterscotch, some orange rind,. Flavour is composed of medium sweet chewy toffee, caramel, light pine and orange hop,. Little stale. Palate is medium sweet, frorhy carbonation. Little woody hop finish. Pretty disappointed.

3.2
Beese (3084) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Keg at BrewDog Soho. Quite nice and full flavoured IPA. Good hop character, nice bitterness.


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