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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is the first trial of a Cream Ale that has an infusion of hops added to it in the lagering stage. We are trying to create a beer where the aroma and flavor are very hop forward, yet the finish remains smooth and non-bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Pours pale yellow. ?small white head.. Fruity aroma... taste is bitter with a grody aftertaste...wont do again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Aroma is grassy hops and mild nutty/sweet maltiness. The flavor is citrus hops, mild cream overtones and a mildly sweet malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (4049) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Another solid offering from Capital. Medium orange amber with a l-o-o-o-n-g lasting white head, and full swirls of lace. Taste begins with a sweet caramel malt, which is quickly overtaken by mild, but persistent, hops. The hop bitter continues through the finish, actually lasting far beyond normal expectations. A good combination. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Mostly clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma is cream soda with a touch of hops. Medium to lighter palate. Taste is cream, light hop, with a clean finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pours hazy gold with little bit of white head. Slightly floral hop aroma. Little it of metallic taste up front, I think thatís just me though, I get it with alot of beers and I donít know why. After that fades away its a pretty smooth cream ale with a some hoppyness to it. little bit of sweetness to it and some piney hops. Not really bitter at all, but it has plenty of interesting flavor. Pretty unique good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1520) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Light copperish gold.Slight head leaving a bit of foam/lacing. Pretty fresh strong hop aroma of fruit/floral.Buscuit and a sweet toasted carmel with a bit of a metallicy lager note that seem common in lagers and octoberfests,very nice aroma really. Taste has some same qualities.Its smooth with a grainy sweetness slight creamyness, slight toastyness-light-light med body, a citrusy/peppery finish and bite,pretty hoppy flavor overall.The citrusy/pepper bite balances the sweetness.Im thinking this is pretty damn fresh.Almost a pale ale but alot smoother.Very sessionable ,its not that bitter but has that tangy carbonated citrusy sting to it.Quite enjoyable beer.Name is fitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours pale gold with a thin, creamy, off white head. Aroma is citrus, tart berries, a hint of green tea, a little caramel, fruity yeast and mineral notes. Flavor is caramel, yeasty bread, lots more citrus and green tea. Lightish body with a slightly creamy, slightly dry entry, light, but fairly sharp carbonation and off dry finish. Interesting stuff, they definitely accomplished their goal of packing a good amount of hop aroma and flavor with minimal bitterness. I like it, though I wouldnít mind a bit more bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nielsedd (79) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear dark gold/light amber with thin white head. Smells of light citrusy hops. Tastes of fruity hops and some caramel. Not a bad summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 On tap at brewery, pours a dark golden/amber with a soapy white head and lacing, the aroma has nice hop forward touch, the flavor has a good amount of malt and sweetness with a finish of hops, pretty balanced overall, I would drink this again in a heartbeat when I visit the next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2012
So begins another session of entering old ratings long ago scralled out in ink in some pocket sized notebook.

Pours a golden color (close to orange) with a small but well retained head.

The aroma is hoppy, plenty of citrus and orange rind hoppiness, strikes me as cascades... but I could be wrong. The aroma is lightly fruity, features some clean maltiness, and is generally very pleasant.

The flavor is light on hops but has a lot of clean maltiness. some herbal hops are playing throughout leaving a small note of bitterness. The beer tastes very clean and "plain", but itís not really bland. This basically does exactly what Chameleonís "Hop On Top" was attempting to do with perfect success, as opposed to the Chameleon one that tasted like a pile of garbage.

Iím guessing that there is a market for beers like this in WI, itís an odd concept to me that one would enjoy the smell of hops but not be so wild about their flavor. But considering the bitterness factor, I suppose itís understandable. If there is any credence in this sort of thing as a trend, then this one will probably be the benchmark.

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