Hardywood Great Return West Coast IPA

One of the things you may not know about Clare & Dons is that they have a pretty interesting selection of craft beer cans (so you can have them on their outdoor patio) in stock. I tried a 16oz can of Ricmond Virginia's Hardywood Great Return West Coast IPA. Here's what is up with this beer, where you can get it, and for how much.


Hardywood The Great Return West Coast IPA

Brewery: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Location: Richmond, VA
Distance From FC: 100 Miles
Style: West Coast IPA
ABV: 7.5%
IBU: 70
Beer Advocate Score: 90
Beer Advocate Pro Score: 95
Rate Beer Score: 94
Rate Beer Style Score: 89
Legend's Score: 3/5
Brewer's Description: 
old, 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. (via Hardywood)


I was surprised that I didn't really fall in love with this beer, and I think I need a second chance. I love these hoppy west coast style IPAs.

Where to get it in Falls Church:

  • Clare & Dons
    • $6.00 16oz Can (I think)

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