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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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very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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

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Beer added by: TechTriumph on 05-26-2013

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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 16
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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.

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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

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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...

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Capital Trail Pale Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.