Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #65
Ranked #22,218
3.77 | pDev: 10.88%
Nov 25, 2022
Oct 19, 2011
Very Good
Notes: Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and uninhibited, Hardywood Singel is a feat in balance. Sunshine golden with a fluffy head and a veil of Belgian ale yeast, Singel’s tropical fruit esters complement its spicy hop aromatics. Delicate in body, Singel’s mellow, dry finish culminates a truly ethereal experience.

Hardywood Singel's stylistic inspiration originates with the Trappist brewers of western Europe, who are often celebrated for their gloriously complex dubbels and tripels, and whose devotion to crafting heavenly libations is second to none. Unknown to many, some of the Trappist brewers also brew a milder ale for daily consumption within the walls of the monastery. Hardywood Singel is our interpretation of this style.

30 IBU
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Rated: 4.05 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I wanted it to be better but ultimately was not memorable. Well done for what it's trying to do but no more than that. I'd drink it if everything else available was noxious. Actually it's a little better than that but not substantially so
May 09, 2022
Rated: 3.2 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Sep 24, 2021
Rated: 3.23 by Jaasoares from Virginia

Sep 17, 2020
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy gold appearance with a small white head and spotty lacing. Sweet, yeasty aroma with fruit and spices in the background. Flavors of bread, tropical fruit , spices and a low keyed hop presence. Soft bitter aftertaste stays focused on the spiciness. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.
Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bright golden color with a generous, but not overdone, foamy head. I started drinking this beer at about 40 degrees F and the taste was there and gone so quickly, it was disappointing. But upon warming, more toward 50 degrees F, the fruity and lively Belgian yeast qualities came through. Singels are made to be mild, and this one was. Nice on a summer day, I'll bet.
Apr 27, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by brm300 from Texas

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by midlifec from Michigan

Jul 23, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by wilfonzo from Florida

May 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L - Golden with a medium off-white head that sticks around and leaves some lacing behind
S - light fruits - some banana and apples along with Belgian yeast - overall not too strong though
T - A solid amount of light fruits - apples, pears, bananas, along with fruity esters and spice followed and finished by that characteristic Belgian, bready, yeast.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate to high amount of carbonation - crisp
O - a pretty decent blonde ale, but nothing that really stands out in my opinion
Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by eldergleam from Virginia

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From tasting notes 11/05/18
Had on-tap at Byers Street Bistro in Staunton, VA

Appearance - Served up in a standard pint, light haze and golden yellow in,color with mostly barren surface and razor thin ring of suds. No lacing.

Smell - Light fruity and funky aroma. Hints of apple, citrus and spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hints of lemon upfront before some apple-ish esters and a touch of spice and funk. Finishes much the same way lingering with lemon and lesser funk aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light in body with tingly carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a Crisp, refreshing finish.

Overall - Crisp, clean drinker with interesting notes of lemon and funk. Not the most flavor Belgian pale, but it's make for a good BBQ beer or early afternoon option.
Jan 13, 2019
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Reviewed by MECove from North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Nice head, which fades quickly with little lacing. A little cloudy, but a long slow bubble from the bottom that is pleasant. There's a strong citrus aftertaste.
Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by DanLane from Virginia

Oct 16, 2018
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Rated by SteveW50 from Virginia

4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great Beer, hoppy and finishes clean.
Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Bryant1985 from North Carolina

Aug 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Trailboss76 from Virginia

3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale golden color. Strongly carbonated. Just off of white-white head that initially was medium but then built very foamy and thick. Almost a standard Budweiser-like aroma, but still pleasant. Taste-wise - a bit of bitter, a bit of spice (sounds like I'm headed into a poem!!) - it's not fabulous but it's kinda nice!! I'd say they've delivered what's on the label - a "Belgian-Style Blonde Ale."
Jul 17, 2018
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up on my way home from the West Coast not too long ago, having never had this before. While not as good as the brews from Ommegang, this was a nice take on the style that could have potentially turned someone one to what a Belgian Pale Ale could be. With that being said, this needed more nuance and flavor to be truly great but by itself, it was enjoyable and easy to like...

This had a decent pour to it as the beer was golden, fairly radiant, and topped off with plenty of head, That quickly settled as there wasn't much of any lacing to be seen on the side of my pint glass once I worked my way through this. Tons of yeast, lemon, and clove on the nose as the banana came in on the taste. Pepper, biscuit malt, and herbal notes came in on the taste but none of these were appealing enough to fully pull me in. Too much phenols and solvent here for something that wasn't terribly strong as that was a bit of a detraction from a beer that seemed pretty true to it's Belgian roots.

With that being said, there was just the right amount of booze here and a slickness that compensated for this liquid's shortcomings. Nothing wrong with this but with the bar set so high, this wouldn't be the first one of it's style that I'd reach for. Sudsy enough and with just enough citrus juice in the taste to keep it lighthearted, in spite of it's shortcomings...
Jun 20, 2018
Rated: 5 by Spence94 from Virginia

Jun 18, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by vfgccp from New York

Apr 21, 2018
Rated: 2.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Apr 03, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by NeckBootHeadAss from Virginia

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 3.38 by Slack from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by JustCamIt from Virginia

Dec 19, 2017
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of yeast, fruits. Taste is yeast, malts, some fruits, a bit of black pepper. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and decent beer.
Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by CraigInDenver from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I like Tank 7, I really do. I wish Tank 7 taste like this. It's just a bit more of something. No disrespect to Tank 7, because I love what Boulevard does.
Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 3.52 by Driftpunx from California

Nov 02, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by Bmarkalan1970 from South Carolina

Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 3.93 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle from Virginia.
Poured golden amber; Clear with a good white head.
This could result pitas for a true Belgian despite the U.S. origin. It has lots of flavor and aromas from the Belgian yeast including banana, clove, nutmeg and wood. Some hop spicing including white pepper. Very complex.
Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 4 by DoubleMalt from New York

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jul 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear, dark yellow color with a bright white head that slowly dissipates. . Smells yeasty, with cracker, and lemon. Tastes of banana, peppery, bread, coriander, and hop bitterness. Finishes cleanly and crisply. Medium-light body beer, good for summer. Easy drinker, nice and solid.
May 27, 2017
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