patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, very old notes - Pours light copper-amber with a quickly fading one finger head. It has a mild hoppy aroma. The flavor is sweet malt with a little caramel and perhaps a touch of citrus. Itís bland and not very crisp. Mediocre to average beer.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Catty cascade hops everywhere. Glass from the brewery. Average beer overall, wasnít really impressed with this one.
HonkeyBra (3321) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with some head. Aroma has a slight impression of hops and some sweet malt. Flavor is light citrus, a bit of poop, and some maltiness. Itís ok.
CanIHave4Beers (3212) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden color with a small head.
The aroma is lightly sweet with a nice citrus forward fruitiness. Very clean smelling, not particularly brilliant but nice smelling.
The flavor is spicy, fruity, and dry with a nice hop bitterness, & some light citrus character. The maltiness is crisp and clean, and particularly noticeable. All together the flavor is perfectly balanced, Everything is in itís right place.
Iím guessing this bottle was about as fresh as possibly because this was pretty nice tasting. I can see how it might not last so well if left too long on the shelf.
theisti (3211) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz twist off capped bottle sent to me by my winter 2009 Secret Santa. Pour is ever so slight haze golden yellow with a one inch white head that falls with big bubbles and some light lacing. Aroma of some faint orange and vanilla sweetness, along with only a whisper of dusty toasty grain. Taste is the dustcy tasted garin malt up front, followed by a sharp sweet orange fruit and bitter orange peel, finishing with a bit of a cardboard dirtiness. Palate is medium to thin bodies, above average carbonation, and a lingering wet cardboard aftertaste. I think there is a decent beer in here somewhere, but its lost in the dusty cardboard - perhaps too much travel or age? Even still, its an easy drinking beer and I had no trouble finishing it. Thanks for sending this one my way Santa.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Pours a bright, clear, apricot-golden color; thin off-white head with light retention and patchy lacing. Light, slightly hoppy aroma showing citrus and mineral bitterness, lemony with a touch of honey; quiet, crisp nose. Medium mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation, good levels of acidity on the edges; lively, citrus and mineral hop character at the forefront, showing some juiciness and solid bitterness; not bad, and reasonably drinkable, but just not enough clarity in the hop presence and a touch too light. Lasting bitterness: minerals and lightly toasted malts.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/01/2007: U.S. Pale Ale has a "pretty" (according to my wife) golden color. It is extremely clear and has a moderate level of carbonation and a fluffy off-white head. Sweet honey malt and some floral hops blossom out of the aroma. The flavor is adequately hoppy for an American Pale Ale. There are lots hop flavors including floral, pine, and hints of grassy and spicy hops (noble-like) along with some honey and pale malt notes throughout. The body of this beer is medium and it is smooth and pretty soft and mellow on the palate. Overall this is a solid American Pale Ale. It is quite flavorful and refreshing without being too heavy, hoppy, or bitter.
12 fl. oz. bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark! Rating #18 for this beer...
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange-yellow, whitish foam. Herbal hoppines, metallic, light sweet aroma. Taste is caramel, sweet metallic, drying, herbal grassy hop finish.
Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Thirsty Troll Brewfest
This was my last sample of the night before checking out some of the regular beers like Ale Asylum and Grumpy Troll. I missed out on the Hpplebock by one day and didnít want to miss this. It is a bit outside what Capital normally does but not bad. Itís not going to shake things up but as far as pale ales go this gets the job done.
Aroma / Appearance - Cereal grain and simple hops were the basis of a light nose. As expected there is not much to it. The body is an ideal golden hue with strong transparency and weak carbonation.
Flavor / Palate - Clean wheat was first followed by lemonade and orange Gatorade. It fades fast without leaving much of a trace. Unlikeable some pale ales that do the minimum this one is actually worth revisiting. Hopefully it will see bottling as some point in the future.
DrnkMcDermott (2790) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Rather clear, light gold pour, slight head. Smell has a bit of hoppiness, not much. Makes me wary that this is going for the megabrew market. However, the taste does redeem it. Peppery hop up front, almost German in character, with some citrus to the back. Goes down nice and fizzy, like a bar keg draft. Actually tastes nice cold, too. Sharper hops in the finish.