jhp40219 (319) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy aroma without overpowering. Citrus and hop taste, but very very creamy. Creamy but light on the palate. Overall, quite excellent.
GJF (1279) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely a cream ale. The hop additions though don’t really come through for me. It’s a light, fairly generic, medium bodied beer.
beerandfishin (9) - Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought as a part of a mixer sixer at a Hy Vee somewhere I was driving through in IL. Decent beer overall. Dont think it is representative of the cream ale style, but I would drink it again. Decent aroma and a good taste of hops and pine with a citrusy finish. I would try it again if I didnt have to pay for it !
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starewich (147) - - AUG 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Hazy orange color. Smell is about as discrete as it gets; you are not going to know anything about this stuff until it’s in your mouth. Flavor is hoppy but not aggressive. Feels a tad watery but the flavor sticks around nicely.
This is a simple, crisp ale that, if nothing else, can’t be accused of not living up to its name.
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Not typically a fan of cream ales, but the addition of the hops makes this one quite enjoyable. Nicely done Capital.
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/10/12. 12oz bottle from cbfobes. Lightly hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Sweet citrus and grapefruit aroma with bits of bread and toast. Lightly bready and toasty flavor with a solid citrusy hop presence. Not bad for what it is!
Jacksuhn (11) - - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant and light drink. Aroma is a little malty with caramel and resin notes. I’m expecting a creamy pallet but it’s sharp and light.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of some wet grain, biscuit, some slight grass and herbal notes, hints of orange peel as well. Taste is a mix of some grass, pine, biscuit notes come through with some slight spice, touch of orange peel, finishing fairly sweet, some slight mineral notes as well.
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting take on the cream ale and one that fits the description nicely. Maintains the smoothness of the cream ale with a nice grass aroma thanks to the hops. Still, if I were faced with the choice of a nice cream ale or a nice IPA or pale, I would go for either over this style. Had one courtesy of Josh N. in KC in 2012
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, poured into pint glass.
Pours like appejuice, golden, little head.
Nice piney hops scent right off the bat.
The 34 IBU's seems a perfect mesh with the not too noticeable cream.
This is a rather nice ipa that hints at a cream ale. Great balance, smooth palate, fine finish! Definitely recommend, as the name may ward off the right consumers!