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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

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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catboy

Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-06-2014 02:17:56 | More by catboy
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d3rb

Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.2%

07-01-2014 19:51:19 | More by d3rb
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-02-2013 20:58:22 | More by BeastLU
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joegard

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

07-04-2014 01:01:32 | More by joegard
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
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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77apm

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-22-2014 04:24:51 | More by 77apm
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tclipse

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-25-2014 02:19:53 | More by tclipse
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-23-2014 19:18:00 | More by FLBeerGuy
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-27-2013 03:23:52 | More by stereosforgeeks
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JJOVa

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-09-2014 02:17:34 | More by JJOVa
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-25-2014 22:48:19 | More by Gatordaddy
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cw577enfield

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 20:53:10 | More by cw577enfield
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TechTriumph

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: can

05-26-2013 00:35:26 | More by TechTriumph
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-10-2014 11:05:47 | More by dcbeers
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-08-2013 02:29:52 | More by Damian74Shensky
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-12-2014 00:58:58 | More by tabascosigned
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-30-2014 02:28:54 | More by DCgolfpro
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mkirkland80

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-29-2014 16:27:56 | More by mkirkland80
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-24-2014 03:18:30 | More by VeganUndead
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Josbor11

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-14-2013 01:58:28 | More by tgeorgf
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-19-2014 00:40:18 | More by JCam9981
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-23-2013 23:51:14 | More by zekeman17
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briiguy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-28-2014 23:27:04 | More by briiguy
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Rmbr2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-26-2014 00:25:33 | More by Rmbr2
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Capital Trail Pale Ale from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.