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Capital Trail Pale Ale - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Capital Trail Pale AleCapital Trail Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TechTriumph on 05-26-2013)
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-13-2014 14:45:41 | More by Drknight
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-04-2014 17:59:19 | More by BillRoth
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.6%

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huntermop

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-26-2014 05:17:34 | More by huntermop
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jayluf

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-26-2014 01:31:59 | More by jayluf
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

06-24-2014 16:50:56 | More by Josbor11
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-21-2014 00:39:48 | More by nmann08
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-10-2014 02:38:10 | More by victory4me
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northstar23

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

06-05-2014 03:14:35 | More by northstar23
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into pint glass

A - nice cloudy copper haze

S - yummy hops and pine with great freshness. Slight hint of citrus but barely there.

T - great well balanced PA. Hardywood has done well here.

M - not dry and super easy to drink. Almost a hint of creaminess as it goes down. Quite rare with pale ale and delicious.

O - very impressed and will be a summer staple if continually available.

Serving type: can

06-01-2014 22:15:48 | More by hops202
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BradStokley

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

05-31-2014 02:22:01 | More by BradStokley
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

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Rmbr2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

05-26-2014 00:25:33 | More by Rmbr2
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-25-2014 01:35:11 | More by blbarnett3
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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Dag48

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-19-2014 16:36:21 | More by Dag48
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ZachKelly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-19-2014 14:52:52 | More by ZachKelly
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a murky copper color - there's a lot of sediment, in fact (then again, it was freshly canned...) The head is a finger high and very pale yellow in shade. For a small head, the retention is quite good, but there isn't a huge amount of lacing left behind.

S: The hops here seem very dank and floral. Maybe even weed-like. This character plays very well with the caramely malt backbone. Only thing I can really complain about is the lack of citrusy notes, but that's more personal preference than anything. The aroma still works quite well.

T: The flavor profile seems to be very English in character - only Hardywood actually bothered to make this one hoppy. Not only does the initial hoppiness seem floral and dank, it also seems earthy and even apricoty. Of course, it's also somewhat malty. I'm getting the typical caramel and toffee notes in particular. The hop/malt interplay is ultimately successful, leading to a rock-solid balanced pale ale.

M: There's NOTHING like an unfiltered pale ale on the palate - what they lack in cleanliness, they more than make up for in being unbelievably crisp and dry finishing. This is no exception. The unfiltered bite counteracts the healthy malt backbone quite well. It's not bone dry, though I don't care. It's still easy to drink.

O: I enjoy this one quite a bit. The hop level is perfect as far as I'm concerned - even if it's not my preferred style of hops - and the malts don't obstruct excessively. While it lacks a proper wow factor, it's definitely something that's worth drinking.

Serving type: can

05-16-2014 22:40:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

05-12-2014 00:58:58 | More by tabascosigned
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Capital Trail Pale Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.