661. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Capital Trail Pale Ale
My second beer from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and another beer from my box from Virginia. Unlike so many breweries that are canning Hardywood seems to use a very simple design on their cans. Contrasting colors and easy to read but no flashy designs like we see from Baxter Brewing, Bissell Brothers, The Alchemist and many others.
Capital Trail pours a cloudy copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is resiny pine and quite dank for a pale ale. Taste was more sweet than I expected with the hops taking a back seat.
A pleasant beer but nothing that stands out among a crowded field of quality pale ales.
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 50
Brewers Website: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Brewers Description: 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.