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Singel - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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85
very good

206 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
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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Colorado

2/5  rDev -46.8%

10-16-2012 07:01:34 | More by Yodo
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out4blood


2.33/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery while picking up another growler of their Gingerbread Stout. I am not a fan of pale ales, and this is yet more evidence I should just stick to stouts.

Very pale beer. It almost looks like champagne coming out of the tap. It did not have a pleasing smell to it either, very yeasty.

I drank my taster and then immediately asked for a pint of Gingerbread Stout to get the taste out of my mouth. I won't try this again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2012 01:00:37 | More by out4blood
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks to Matt. Served in a cervoise. Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a short white head. Nose has loads of pepper and just a touch of background floral hops. Flavor is likewise mostly pepper. Interesting if they didn’t use pepper in this, as they really got some crazy stuff out of the yeast. Medium body. Somewhat crisp and dry. Just okay. One dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 19:32:04 | More by Thorpe429
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ALBuff

Hawaii

2.46/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks as one would expect: pale hazy yellow, moderate foamy head, effervescent. Smells about as good as it tastes, which in my opinion is not that great. The lemony hops and pungent yeast is an off putting combo, adding a conflicting dichotomy of both sweet and sour, with neither really blending well together.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2013 15:52:06 | More by ALBuff
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fehrminator

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-21-2012 16:54:39 | More by fehrminator
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pathead

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

10-16-2012 20:47:23 | More by pathead
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horrorspecialty

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

11-16-2011 14:57:38 | More by horrorspecialty
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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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SpecialN32

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

10-01-2012 02:28:10 | More by SpecialN32
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Tringrose11

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-20-2014 12:01:35 | More by Tringrose11
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-18-2013 20:13:04 | More by oline73
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BertLoveIII

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

08-01-2013 16:54:37 | More by BertLoveIII
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emottram

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-31-2013 16:49:28 | More by emottram
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-14-2014 16:16:17 | More by Novabrewer
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-30-2012 23:23:06 | More by Shilt
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Jknapp72

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-10-2014 16:05:17 | More by Jknapp72
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at Meridian Pint DC. From notes.

Pale golden color, very crystal clear, looks more like a decent lager. Thin white collar presented with a nice fluffy white top.

Nose is indistinguishable. I get nothing. nada. zip. zilch, bupkis, I am reaching here, but really nothing. Anything off putting or offensive or faulty, nope, but nothing that makes me want to think I am enjoying a beer here.

Palate comes out considerably better. Mild floral tones and a nice honey softness on the palate. Some of the classic mild candi like Belgian sugars come out a bit but not much. Moderate carbonation. I am straining to find anything distinct about this even for a simple Belgian Pale, and it's tough.

Overall, this is taste wise an ok example with out any problems, but it's really indistinct and nothing to get excited over, I'd rather have something with a bit more flavor, even if it is just a Belgian Pal Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2013 21:30:45 | More by smakawhat
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ProstMasterson

Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For the price, you could go elsewhere and get more bang for your buck. Just an average domestic belgian pale.Pear notes, crisp finish, light esters. I look forward to trying others from Hardywood, but this was definetly on the average side. Not a sink pour because of cost, but will certainly pawn off at holiday parties

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 12:48:20 | More by ProstMasterson
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light and clear color similar to a light lager, but with a pure white frothy head with big streams of bubble rising from the bottom of the glass. Looks really nice.

Smells of dry yeast, slightly spicy malt, slight floral notes, white grapes.

Taste is similar, dry champagne like yeast, white wine grapes, mild spice. Good, basically like a really tame tripel.

Mouthfeel is high on carbonation, actually tastes a little boozy strangely given the low abv.

Solid beer.

6.5/10

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 01:58:15 | More by AlexFields
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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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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-29-2013 01:24:55 | More by czillmer
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-16-2014 02:43:28 | More by DubCo21
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-15-2014 20:39:54 | More by CRV334
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-08-2013 02:34:37 | More by ygtbsm94
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-03-2012 22:17:45 | More by MidloRapid
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Singel from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.