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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Hops with an American accent. Disarmingly drinkable.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Nice grapefruit hops aroma, light honey malts. Medium clear amber, thin white head, no lace. Strong citrus hops on the front with honey sweetness, then finishes a little off; the hops are more bitter than aromatic in a way that doesn’t work well with the biscuity malt finish. Medium body, frothy carbonation, prickly hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Super clean light copper with a small head. Nice carbonation with bubbles showering to the surface. Good looking pour. Aroma is light hops, pine, malt, grapefruit. Flavor is hops, bitter pine, citrus, malt. Finish is crisp, dry, and slightly bitter. I found it to be quite refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Sweetish citrus lemon aromas with a hint of wheat and dough. Golden yellow with a white foamy head. Flavor is slightly bitter with some hay, light hoppiness, some citrus and wheat. Palate is light and crisp. Duration is bitter with a mellowing breadlike final finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle from sampler rack at PW. Pours clear golden orange with thin white head. Mildly hoppy, floral nose. Initial taste isn’t as bitter / hoppy as you’d usually expect from a typical pale. Not bad but far from outstanding...pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (592) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Nice clear amber color with a good sized foamy head. Aroma of flowery hops, light citrus and malt. Nice floral hops backbone with a bit of bready malt to balance it out. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Good stuff, new brew from these guys. Nothin offensive, another good pale ale. Nothin really stood out, but it sure was tasty while sitting in the beer garten listnin to some live tunes!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arnold931 (573) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours nice golden with very little head. Nose is citrus. Taste is pine and citrus. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
The hops is underplayed. Malt standouts yet mercifully without chalkiness often associated with it. Session ale. If a hop head like me likes it has to have nice craft and flavor going for it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAY 28, 2008
12oz bottle.
Pours a clear, pale golden color with never-ending streams of bubbles that feed a thin white head. Aroma is crisp, bitter, earthy, slightly spicy hops with a slight off-putting vegetal element with little of the distinctive piney/flowery/citrusy attributes of PNW-variety hops one has become accustomed to for this style of beer these days. Flavor is crisp and clean, bitter, green-grainy, decent malt support, very light fruity tones, and again no overwhelming pine/flowers/citrus/whatever that this style almost invariably possesses these days. This actually tastes similar to a Kolsch. Finishes with a medium body and a tingly, bubbly palate. <P>I found this beer quite jarring at first, having become so accustomed to the contemporary renderings of this style. but it grew on me after a while. It’s fitting with Capital’s penchant of doing beer the traditional, old-school way rather than trying to re-invent a given style. In that sense, this beer is quite good at what it is -- a pre-PNW-era American pale. Unfortunately, that makes it kind of boring by contemporary APA standards. I won’t go out of my way for this but I won’t run from it either.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Poured golden with a small head. Aroma was mainly piney hops. Flavor was pine and perhaps some light citrus. A touch bitter. A bit watery. Eh.


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