Cream Ale - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: cw577enfield on 05-16-2013)
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Photo of crc1935
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ngntjp
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of gmag51
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of AbbieFerguson
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Ihadbeer
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of rodlavers
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alenv3
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Lehighace06
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of SmoothOneTwo
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of teromous
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the can: 16:30 09-22-1 (not sure if the year date stamp got rubbed off or if it never made it on)

Appearance: Good transparency, only slightly hazy, light golden body with a thick fluffy white head, great lacing. Visible carbonation.

Aroma: There is a light floral hop aroma; very pleasant! There is a bit of a sugary smell to it as well...it's a bit hard to describe...but, well it just smells like sugar. I get some of the grain in there too, very similar to Cheerios.

Taste: The grain flavor comes through very nicely. Again it has a cereal flavor that is accompanied by a spicy but light hop flavor. The hop flavor gives it just enough juxtaposition to keep it interesting against the sweet cereal backdrop without being rough or imposing. The aftertaste is a light honey-like flavor.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is nice and smooth. It feels about average...perhaps a bit low on carbonation but it feels alright. It's light on the palate.

Overall: I really would recommend this beer if you like lighter beers that have a good amount of flavor without being overwhelming on bitterness or sweetness. This is a nice light beer that sacrifices neither hop nor grain flavor in its overall construction. I am very pleased that I bought this and I will be picking some more up!

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of justintcoons
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of IronLover
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep yellow in color with a hint of orange and a touch of haze. Poured with a thick, fizzy foam that reduced to a wispy cap. Bready malt and corn aromas. Aggressive, yet soft, carbonation uo front that quickly thinned to thin watery feel. Bready and caramel malt flavors up front followed by a tangy, herbal hop bite. Flavors turn bready and quickly fade to the end.  Finishes thin and watery with a bready and herbal hop aftertaste.

Photo of JayQue
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice session beer from the home of the original first beer sold in a can!!!! The 12 oz can comes complete with instructions on how to open a pop top.....shades of comedian Brian Regan and his classic "Pop Tart" routine.

Pours a dark gold hazy color with a very small and not long lasting head. Very little in the way of lacing. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet. Taste is more of the same, but there is some evidence of corn, like a macro lager, and maybe a little vanilla. A small amount of grassy hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Nothing special, but a good enough session beer.

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasty malts. Taste is malts, vanilla, some cream, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a smooth and highly sessionable beer.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Cream Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.