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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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85
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 7
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and uninhibited, Hardywood Singel is a feat in balance. Sunshine golden with a fluffy head and a veil of Belgian ale yeast, Singel’s tropical fruit esters complement its spicy hop aromatics. Delicate in body, Singel’s mellow, dry finish culminates a truly ethereal experience.

Hardywood Singel's stylistic inspiration originates with the Trappist brewers of western Europe, who are often celebrated for their gloriously complex dubbels and tripels, and whose devotion to crafting heavenly libations is second to none. Unknown to many, some of the Trappist brewers also brew a milder ale for daily consumption within the walls of the monastery. Hardywood Singel is our interpretation of this style.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: nandemo1 on 10-19-2011)
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Reviews by Darkale:
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Darkale

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%

I have gotten out of the habit of reviewing beers here, but as this is from a new Richmond brewery (and I really ought to support the home teams more often), I thought I should add my opinion.

Not sure what to make of this as an example of a Belgian Pale Ale, though of course Belgian Pale Ale is such a broad category that while I'm not sure it fits here, neither am I sure that it does not.

They certainly got the carbonation right, and I love the full, flowing Belgian head (which lingers nicely). Aroma is flowery with a little dusky pepper; not bad. I detect an aftertaste, though, that I am not fond of - sort of a cousin to what one gets from a bad lager, a bit sour, a bit off. Mouthfeel is also average - despite the carbonation, it becomes thin and watery too soon.

Overall, though, not a bad start.

01-07-2012 21:01:42 | More by Darkale
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #63 (Apr 2012):

LOOK: Clear golden yellow, thin wispy white lace

SMELL: Yeast, green banana skin, white pepper, gummy, orchard must

TASTE: Semi-crisp, red apple, mixed fruit-cup juice, herbal hop; medicinal, pithy, chalky, gummy, slightly astringent, peppercorn, cracker-like dry malt, salty, yeasty, oily hop, dry finish

Simple yet intricate, with yeast nuances ... perhaps too much so? That would be our only gripe with this beer. The yeast dominates. In fact, it's a yeast bomb. Some taming would push this beer into the exceptional range. Regardless, a good stab at an Abbey-style Blonde Ale.

02-14-2013 00:35:02 | More by BeerAdvocate
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oteixeira

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-04-2012 03:13:05 | More by oteixeira
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Todd

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-08-2012 15:59:07 | More by Todd
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jonphilipp


4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-08-2012 22:15:17 | More by jonphilipp
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-08-2012 03:17:14 | More by Jason
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maki88


4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-06-2012 01:43:23 | More by maki88
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catboy

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2014 22:18:43 | More by catboy
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

12-10-2013 22:07:31 | More by amstokesdb9
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dmk91

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-13-2013 19:18:22 | More by dmk91
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dwren89

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance: orangey gold with thin white fizzy head, great clarity

Aroma: Belgian yeast, pale malt biscuity ness, slight pear and orange effervescence, hint of peppery phenols

Taste: similar to aroma, nice medium finish of crispy effervescence and fruity tinges, great flavor for a flagship beer

Mouthfeel. Medium body, effervescent but not in same level as most other Belgian style ales

Overall Impression: A great selection for a bitingly tasty drink with ample thirst quenching ability. Displaying typical Belgian pear/orange flavor with Belgian yeast but with more of a sturdy pale malt backbone. Would definitely suggest this beer to others.

07-13-2013 13:55:11 | More by dwren89
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mocktm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-10-2012 05:04:36 | More by mocktm
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-20-2012 14:47:38 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Samichez

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

04-30-2012 13:37:59 | More by Samichez
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homebrewer88

Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +18.9%

Poured a light gold color and was somewhat hazy, one finger of white head didn't stick around too long.
It has that typical Belgian smell that I love with some banana and apple.
Taste followed the smell with the banana and some apple but also had a mild spice to it, very nice.
The mouthfeel was thin with a good deal of carbonation.
Overall I was very impressed and look toward to more from hardywood park.

10-22-2011 03:10:04 | More by homebrewer88
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headyhardy

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-05-2014 22:23:46 | More by headyhardy
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VCUgrad

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-08-2014 18:08:35 | More by VCUgrad
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-08-2014 03:53:46 | More by Loveyourbeer
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timfore

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-20-2013 23:11:53 | More by timfore
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zaphodchak

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

A finger of fluffy white head which laces nicely and retains a little island of foam (partially due to the nucleation pattern in my Kishimoto Duvel tulip). Pale straw body.

Nose is an almost metallic dose of coriander (and maybe hops); the yeast gets left behind. As it sits, traces of funk.

Body has as much coriander as the nose, but it works. Not as metallic as I feared, except a bit on the aftertaste. A fair amount of spice, yeastiness is definitely second fiddle here, though it makes an appearance around the middle of the taste. The beginning has a bit of malt, I think, but it's gone pretty quick.

Mouthfeel is a bit prickly/coarse.

I agree with the BA categorization of this as a BPA; somehow 'Singel' isn't consistent with what I imagine in terms of taste, nor alcohol content. It's not a 'B-IPA' though; if it were, I'm not sure I could forgive it, but pardon my digression, that's a dogmatic debate. Any hop character is in the finish. A good first effort for a new brewery; I'm curious to see how this recipe develops, and to try other brews by Hardywood.

12-01-2011 02:43:05 | More by zaphodchak
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hyoung41

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-04-2014 01:59:20 | More by hyoung41
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fthegiants

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-12-2014 03:29:16 | More by fthegiants
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-09-2013 04:53:52 | More by avisong
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-17-2014 15:09:45 | More by tclipse
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-28-2014 18:50:14 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.