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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.1
yespr (48916) - 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.

3.4
joergen (29611) - 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.

3.8
Travlr (26422) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Giant can. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of bright meadow and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter lemongrass. Very nice.

3.5
jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Draft. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of coffee, bitter rind, caramel malt and dry citrus peel. Medium body.

3.4
Ferris (17098) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Draft - Pine and skunk. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Caramel and bitter citrus hops.

3.6
kermis (14958) - 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.

3.7
Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Draft at the brewery, 11/15/13. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin head. Aroma of tropical, resin hops and pale malts. Taste is citrus hops, grapefruit, pith, pale malts. Medium bodied, nicely balanced, slight lingering bitterness.

3.7
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
This brew is a clear orange-copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, grapefruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of floral hops, citrus and roast malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
16oz can. Large beige head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/lime, light toast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some lime. Medium-full, some stickiness, resin.

3.2
mR_fr0g (14024) - 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.


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