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Cream Ale - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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82
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cw577enfield on 05-16-2013)
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

08-02-2014 12:12:26 | More by atrocity
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jimpyle48

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-29-2014 20:00:36 | More by jimpyle48
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sodensp

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

07-20-2013 05:56:41 | More by sodensp
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dmk91

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-01-2014 21:06:05 | More by dmk91
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VCUgrad

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-08-2014 18:09:32 | More by VCUgrad
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DubCo21

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-22-2014 20:53:30 | More by DubCo21
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-28-2014 14:44:54 | More by Shandycan
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HellAwaits

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-25-2014 15:44:09 | More by HellAwaits
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-21-2014 00:41:10 | More by beernads
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argock

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -16.1%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Canned on 06/11/14 on bottom of can. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly orange pale golden with minimal head despite a reasonably aggressive pour into a clean glass. Head is nearly white, about 1/2-finger with poor retention and no lacing.

S: A little bit of pale malt sweetness with light corn and even lighter herbal, floral hops.

T: The flavor is kind of bland with some straightforward pale malt sweetness and light herbal and floral hopping, light amount of citrus character. I didn't actually sense any of the usual corn/grain sweetness until the end.

M: LIght and refreshing although it seems the carbonation is a little low for the style.

O: Not really much to write home about -- first HP product and not too confidence inducing but will move ahead and try a couple more this week.

08-05-2014 03:06:55 | More by argock
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -11.1%

pours a clear light straw gold with a finger and a half fluffy white head that fades very quickly into a thin ring.

Aroma of light toasted malt and grain.

Taste follows the nose with a light grain and malt with a very slight fruit sweetness and a slight floral hop finish.

Mouth Feel was light body, with moderate carbonation, smooth with some fizziness and a dry finish.

Overall very light and refreshing if your looking for a thirst quencher this is your beer. When I first saw this green can with t eh words "Cream Ale", I had a throw back to years ago when everyone in Northern Pennsylvania was drinking Genny Cream Ale. Thank god this was a lot better.

01-10-2014 04:03:25 | More by dtivp
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.24/5  rDev -10.2%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a hand glass.

A: Light golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, bubbly white head. Craters slowly and unevenly. Fair beer ring lacing. Sustained surface foam.

S: White bread and dish soap.

T: White bread, a little yeast, a little hop, and a little lemon pith.

M: Light and crisp. Little afterntaste.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Light, really nice head, and some fair lacing. Nose is very subtle with a bit of a soapy character. Bready with very light hops and citrus. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

01-13-2014 04:01:59 | More by bmwats
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janna890

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-01-2013 01:16:36 | More by janna890
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-28-2013 05:31:48 | More by ZachKelly
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bigred89

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-01-2014 13:35:50 | More by bigred89
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.44/5  rDev -4.7%

Canned 6/11/14, poured into a pint

A- pours a clear golden-yellow color with a small creamy white head that retains nicely due to the carbonation bubbles continuously shooting to the top

S- faint traces of whipped cream, slightly grassy with some earthy malt, overall pretty muted

T- sweet cream soda flavor up front leads to clean barley and lager yeast, trace of floral and earthy hop on a slightly sweet finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel leading to a cream and smooth finish

O- very simple and easy drinking with a nice subtle creamy sweetness

08-07-2014 23:45:29 | More by Treyliff
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Beejay

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%

A: A deep straw color with very nice clarity. bright white head on top that gentle falls in onto itself.

S: There is a nice flour and bread aroma.. Fresh baked bread with a little bit of grain. There is a slightly fruity note, possibly from yeast the yeast, which Is reminiscent of a sweet fruity sparkling wine.

T: The bread smell continues through the flavor, slight corn flavor, as well as a shot of dry bitterness. The hop character comes out as slightly earthy.

M: Soft mouthfeel, fairly high carbonation, and fairly dry.

O: Overall light and refreshing. The low amount of bitterness adds some interest, but not a lot of pizazz. Still overall a great beer for the beach, or after a long day in the hot sun.

07-07-2013 20:21:47 | More by Beejay
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev -4.2%

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a darker straw color. About two fingers of white-colored head is formed, and fades away almost at a record pace. The rough-looking texture is also pretty poor, as well.

S: Cereal grains, perhaps unsurprisingly, are the dominant aromatic note. Two things really work in its favor - a lack of obnoxious corn sweetness, and even some nice grassiness.

T: First things first: when looking at these basic styles (cream ale, pale lager, pilsner, or what have you) I look for one thing: how well-hopped is it? This one, thankfully, has a healthy citrusy finish to help balance the textbook adjunct character. While it is pretty sweet, it never becomes cloying.

M: It's definitely a light-feeling beer, as it should be. It's not very dry, however - in fact, I think the carbonation is about 10% underdone. But it is refreshing and easy drinking.

O: I'd reckon this is everything I could want in a good cream ale. I'm even regretting not picking up more than a single can.

06-07-2013 21:10:48 | More by ThisWangsChung
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tclipse

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-17-2014 15:13:08 | More by tclipse
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-22-2014 05:47:59 | More by GRG1313
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-04-2014 00:57:45 | More by dexterk1
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-18-2013 21:02:36 | More by BeastLU
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-01-2014 18:42:41 | More by VeganUndead
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Canned Jan 24th 2014, slightly old here.

A soapy thick and bone white head three fingers tall, sits on a cloudy and murky apricot orange to amber body. Some fine floaties. Head settles very slowly with some soapy retention.

Aroma is virtually non existent. Some sweet grains a bit, a little bit of orange like juice. Not much really going on or to say here.

Palate brings a little bit of the subdued senses. Mild pleasurable malt bill, with a good thick body. Slightly orange fruit sensations, and minimal bitterness. A bit of nice juiced quality to the beer, but struggling to find more to say.

I am not sure being that old for a cream ale is making a difference, but while enjoyable there is not a lot going on, compared to other creams I've had.

05-26-2014 19:17:05 | More by smakawhat
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-29-2013 00:54:07 | More by yamar68
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Cream Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.