fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber to copper pour with a 3 finger, creamy beige head that has excellent retention and leaves decent lacing. Fruity, caramel, soapy hops, citrus peel, light pine, lots of planty hops. Creamy entry, medium carbonation, still creamy off dry finish. Decent.
Ratman197 (11748) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and a hint of citrus with a crisp dry moderately bitter finish.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour is dark golden amber with a small amount of light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is incredibly sweet, sugary caramel, a bit herbal in the hops but light. Taste is stale malt, sweet, sugary, faint herbal tea hop. Syrupy body, moderate carbonation.
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden brown, moderate white head. Smells of pine resin, bread, light sweeter citrus. Light bitterness throughout, mainly sweet. Medium, light body. Reasonable amount of alcohol present. Some acidity. Lighter carbonation. Some amount of oiliness. Fine.
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a clear, deep golden with a full, creamy head. Aromas of pineapple and pine. Notes of grapefruit and juicy malts. Nice bitterness, but a note of soap at the end.
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a medium foamy white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium body with flavors of citrus, earthy hops and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short hoppy aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Very decent, drinkable IPA. Little soap on the front end with floral hops and plenty of bitterness.
Frank (3596) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I did not think an IPA from Capital was worth getting excited about and it turns out I was right. This is a pretty nice orange color w/ a soapy head and lots of lace. Nose is mild hops, mostly pine and floral. Taste is really along those same lines. It is perhaps slightly sweet w/ a rather nondeScript hoppiness that works as far as balance but really doesn’t impress. It finishes w/ a touch of iced tea astringent character and some lingering sweetness. This seems to be a well-brewed beer w/ no real off flavors or anything like that but it doesn’t have the vibrant hop character I look for in the style. I enjoy many of Capital’s beers but think I will be sticking w/ the lagers for the most part as far as ones that I will try more than once.
TattooJack (358) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the can into my favorite pint glass, lots of nice foam and lacing. This is what we call a good commercial beer. It comes in a can, it’s 13 bucks a twelver, and it’s 6.2%. It’s quite drinkable to the tune of about 5 an hour. So over all if a six pack of IPA goes for about 10 bucks it’s like you are getting the 2nd for 3. Best deal in the beer biz and its far from junk!
Chudwick (2528) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into Le Duvel (time stamp was unreadable - 70 IBUs) - nose is allergy season in a glass. Sip adds strong citrus notes, mostly grapefruit but way more astringent. Strong hop flavor but not much in the taste department. Noticeable malty backbone. Mutiny? more like moot-eeny.