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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Hops with an American accent. Disarmingly drinkable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pours gold with a thin white head that has decent retention. Aroma is mostly citrus, some pine, toast and caramel. Flavor is caramel, citus and cookie dough up front, then a nice toast and cereal grain comes in alon with a some pine to finish it out along with a bread dough, toast and citrus fade. Palate is fairly light and crisp with a creamy entry, off dry finish and light, spritzy carbonation. Nice pale ale, decently hoppy, but has a nice, full malt profile without being overly sweet. It has a nice, clean, crisp and refreshing palate to boot. Awesomely balanced, nice summer quencher for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (1921) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours clear medium gold with a thin head. Aroma is sweet maltiness and fruity hop. Fruity flavour, light biscuity malt undertones. Clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1897) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Clear medium amber with a persistent head and splashes of lace. The taste is a crisp, clean caramel malt, followed with a light, but clear, hop finish. Doesn’t sound like much, but it makes a fine, easy-drinking brew. Don’t expect the world, just a good easy-drinking beer. Recommended.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (1892) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Aight, rated this really low right away, but now that it’s warmed a little bit it’s passable as just aight. Many better pale ales out there, but this is refreshifying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent hazy orange looking color with a slight transparency about it that allowed a fair carbonation to be seen rising. There was less than a finger’s worth of head. The smell was based around some light sweet pine with just a tad of light sweet caramel malt. The taste was mainly sweet around the piney hops and sweet caramel malts. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s nothing off and there’s nothing spectacular about it. Overall, an everyday APA worthy of having again and would probably be a pretty good pizza beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
How strange to smell primarily hops from a Capital brew. Don’t get muchmore then hops ,more like a light IPA rather then APA, The lightness and dryness of the taste does surprise, seems like American hops with German grain malt backing, only the hopping puts this above a macro,tastes like aGerman attempt at an APA, the hops and dryness do make this very thirstquenching, this would be an excellent first brew after a bike ride or jog

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 12 oz. twist-off bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a pint glass. L: Crystal clear orange hued golden with a slightly off-white head of fluffed creamy foam, decent retention, the head settled into a thin sudsy layer with a light amount of lace sticking to the brim of the glass. Not the best looking APA I have ever tried, but not a bad one either, fills the bill for me on this warm summer evening. S: Light, brisk and neatly aromatic hop nose, touches of pine needles and grapefuit peel, a little sweet orange blossom as well. A mild backing of sweet pale malts with hints of caramelized sugar. A pretty basic, stock smelling APA, a lightly refreshing smell in its own way. F&T: Light bodied with enough carbonation zip to give it a soft firmness and a mellow creamy crispness. I would have liked more of a hop presence, especially since this is called ’U.S. Pale Ale,’ the hop use is a bit too restrained for the APA style. Hop tastes of grapefruit zest, somewhat watery pine and drops of lemon and orange juice. A weak pale malt backbone, hints of toasted grains added to sugar water. Finishes on the watery side, sugary malts with a little sour citrus. I am a fan of the beers from Capital, but this was quite disappointing. If the recipe changes, I will try this again, but as it stands now, this is ready for retirement.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Can. Pours a light pale golden with a small white head. Aroma...smells like it’s a bit older. Sweet and caramely with every little hops presence, and what is there is a touch piney and very dumbed down to the sweet candy. Flavor is a touch hoppier but only in the lightly bitter finish. Still mostly malty candy caramel and toffee. Light to medium body and a sharp carbonation. Bleh, this isn’t tasting great

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Pours nice golden/bronze. Aroma not overly hoppy, but above average. For my taste, not as bitter as I like in an APA, but again, decent. Like previous rater noted, background hint of toasted malt.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Weak grain aroma, and nothing but grain in the taste. Did have some lingering hop bitterness---that wasn’t in the aroma or taste. Light amber color, and thin body. Not a memorable brew!


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