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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

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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5/5  rDev +28.2%

catboy, May 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

d3rb, Jul 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

BeastLU, Oct 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

joegard, Jul 04, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

hops202, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

77apm, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

tclipse, Apr 25, 2014
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Walkerjgt, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

bellbw, Jul 20, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

THS_Richard, Aug 16, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 7/18/14, poured into pint

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small sudsy white head that leaves a bit of lacing behind

S- big fruity hop aromas, picking up some tropical notes of mango, guava , grapefruit juice and orange peel, even picking up some Belgian-ish banana aroma. Earthy and grassy notes mix with a candied sweet malt aroma to round it out

T- the fruity hops are just as present in the taste; guava, grapefruit & peach. Hints of grassy and piney hops, lead to a sugary malt that compliments the fruity flavors nicely. The finish is dry with more fruit on the linger

M- medium body with medium-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- so well balanced and drinkable with amazing fruity hop notes, wish I had more than one

Treyliff, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

stereosforgeeks, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No canned date. Poured into a snifter.

A: Yellow/Orange hue, similar to amber color. One finger of head, some retention.

S: Pops out with its aroma, very intriguing. Could pick up notes of citrus, pine, and malts.

T: Hop-forward taste, with some bitterness. Good balance.

M: Medium-bodied with good carbonation and malty flavor.

O: I think Hardywood did a solid job for their first try with pale ale. I certainly wouldn't mind picking up this six-pack again. Right now, it's only being sold at the brewery, as far as I know.

cw577enfield, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of TechTriumph
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No canned date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - About half an inch of off-white carbonated head with okay retention; Light orange-ish shade of amber in color; Pretty hazy with lots of floating sediment; Some webs of lacing left behind

S - Very well balanced with a pleasant profile - blend of citrus, light pine, grassy, and light herbal hops with a good bit of toasty, biscuity, and caramel character

T - Nicely balanced here as well with flavors meshing together quite well; Pretty solid hop profile without bringing a lot of bitterness, but utilizing a bit of sweetness - citrus and grapefruit with grassy character as well; White pepper; Lots of biscuity and lightly toasted malts; Caramel present as well

M - Carbonation is a bit above moderate; Medium bodied or a tad less; Smooth body with a fairly dry finish

O - This is no doubt a solid pale ale, as expected coming from Hardywood. I'm not sure how much of this was canned, or if it will make an appearance in the future, but I'd definitely grab another six pack if the opportunity arose. It's good to see this, as well as many other tasty and local pale ales, finding their way on the shelves. The future of beer is looking bright for the state of VA.

TechTriumph, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Capital Trail Pale Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.