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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

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

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

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TechTriumph on 05-26-2013)
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Photo of droomyster
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The can pours a hazy dark orange body with a super frumpy and long-lasting white head that smells of orange peel, lemon candies, and spices. Taste is sweet and candied up front, unusual but pleasant for a pale ale, before citrus zest balances the mid-palate and a balanced bitter sweetness rolls out the conclusion. Aggressive and unapologetic in its flavors, I admire the brashness of this pale ale. It has a lot going on and yet achieves the balance that we've come to expect from the best members of its style.

droomyster, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Beercroft, Today at 08:50 PM
Photo of Beerasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Beerasaurus, Yesterday at 01:01 AM
Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

FeDUBBELFIST, Monday at 11:23 PM
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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%

qchic, Sunday at 03:11 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

tmbgnicu, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ShadyRigglesbee, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Lehighace06, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of whatname
4/5  rDev +3.1%

whatname, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of GreenMind
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

GreenMind, Oct 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

comfortablynirm, Oct 22, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%

stephenjmoore, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Drank from the can. Appearance? Dunno. Nose? Didn't think about it. Taste? Well now we have something to discuss. This is easily the most resinous Pale I've ever had. Grapefruit rind, lemon zest, and pine galore drill themselves into your palate, and before you know it, you're not tasting anything else for the evening. 5.6 ABV? Seems impossible to destroy the taste buds with this ABV, but it is a killer. IPA fans take notice. Nicely done Hardywood, I'll be grabbing a sixer next time I see Capital Trail...

beerdedking, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JimmyAloysius, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Hopbully, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

imbuckeye, Oct 13, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

IdrinkGas, Oct 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

micromaniac129, Oct 11, 2014
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

MaxHolla, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

glf60, Oct 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rbodacious, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is good. A bit hoppy, but not overpowering, some citrus, very drinkable, glass seems to be emptying quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

tone77, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

The best can of locally brewed Pale Ale available in RVA. Hoppy, smooth, delicious, sessionable. Yum.

rjs246, Oct 03, 2014
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Capital Trail Pale Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.