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Hardywood Capital Trail Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Citrus peel, fresh cut grass and a hint of pine needles greet your senses as you approach this refreshingly balanced, dry-hopped American-style pale ale. This beer is dedicated to the hard work of the volunteers and supporters of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. Joining the historic and current capitals of Jamestown and Richmond, the Virginia Capital Trail will provide 50+ miles of cycling, running and walking paths through stunning cities, parks and wilderness in the heart of the Old Dominion. Your purchase of this beer supports the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2131) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Dry, bitter. Grapefruit zest and grassy notes, a bit trashy in the finish. A good dose of hops, but not a standout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6115) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2015
12 oz can. Poured a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was light citrus, sweet malt notes. Light chewy hop notes. Flavor was citrus, light malt. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1001) - - SEP 3, 2015
amber color; nice, citrusy, floral hop aroma; fruity, citrusy hop flavor on a medium bodied, bready malt base; bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12oz can. Poured an amber color with a large sized head. Citrus, earthy and pine. A bit thinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ctplt777 (384) - - AUG 30, 2015
This is a solid pale ale. You can definitely tell it’s dry hopped. Lots of big floral and citrus aroma. Taste is bitter and theres a ton of grapefruit. It’s malty, but not overly malty which seems to happen to so many pale ales to the point they’re gross. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Can. Overall a good pale ale, gold, cloudy. My can was a little old ... Huge head that exploded when poured. Settled okay, but I'm sure impacted taste a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Can. Amber pour with a short tan head. Rather malty and grainy up front with caramel, soft pine, floral hops and light citrus. Taste is grainy and malty with soft caramel, floral hops, pine notes, citrus and earthy hops. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, grains, bread, floral hops, citrus notes, and hop resins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (1570) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Can from Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours slightly hazy peach-amber with an inch of off-white head. Smells of citrus and pine. Tastes of funky citrus, coffee, bread, hairspray, pine, and ash. Odd. Very odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Canned. Yellow gold pour white head. Lots of citrus in this one leasing to a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer pored a very pale yellow color with a huge foamy orange-white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was piney and earthy hops. The flavor was bitter, tart and tangy with notes of piney, resinous and earthy hops. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.

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