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Hardywood Capital Trail Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1601) - 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 (5593) - 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 (1447) - 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 (2619) - 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 (5591) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2061) - - DEC 14, 2014
Can. Hazy gold/Amber with the biggest fluffy white head I've ever seen. Totally out of control. Aroma is citrus and grass. Taste adds a nice tangerine note. Pillowy creamy mouthfeel with a bit of prickly carb. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
This beer is a slightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, pine and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Overall a well-executed APA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8593) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Can from Capone’s. Pours turbid, bright orange, with 2-finger, frothy off-white head. Nose is an intense medlet of resiny hops, tangerine, pineapple. Tastes hoppy, piney and resiny, with flavors of pineapple, orange zest, black pepper, and a complex and juicy finish that pops all over your taste buds. This is a Goddamned fine APA that leaves most IPAs in the dust. For the semantics assholes, let’s assume I’m calling this as IPA. It still kicks the ass of 90% of the IPAs I’ve quaffed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1561) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Appearance: clear amber orange going cloudy as the full can is poured; head is white, fluffy and dense, with lingering lacing. Aroma: good nose of citrus, marmalade, light spice, caramel malts, light toast and pine. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: lasting citrus and pine bitterness, balanced by a nice, toasty sweet malt spine. Notes: Perfectly balanced APA. Good palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange color with a white creamy head. Light hop aroma. Dry hop flavor in the mouth, good mouth feel. Dryness carries to the back of the mouth. I felt it was OK.

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