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Capitol City 2G IPA

Capitol City 2G IPA
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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Capitol City celebrated its 2,000th batch of beer with a party at its downtown DC location on Nov. 9. (More specifically, it was the 2,000th batch from its Shirlington brewpub, which supplies beer to the non-brewing H Street locale.) The special brew, dubbed 2G-IPA, is a pungent imperial India pale ale measuring 7.8 percent alcohol by volume and 91-92 international bitterness units. (IBUs are a measure of alpha acid, the primary bittering agent in hops. Normal IPAs might clock in at 60-70 IBUs.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
Cask, Shirlington location Dec. ’10. Hazy burnt tawny brown with a slightly tan head. Lots of passion fruits in the aroma, along with grapefruit, and slightly sweet malts. Passion fruit and grapefruit continue to the flavor, but a hint of garlic sneaks in which detracts. Medium body, subtle carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
On tap at The Brickskeller on December 9, 2010. Brewed to celebrate their 2000th batch. Pours an orangish copper color with a half-finger head that recedes really quickly and doesn’t leave any lacing behind, just a bit of a light collar around the edges of the brew. The nose brings citrus and a bit of resin. The brewer told us this was Cascade and Citra, but I really couldn’t pick out any of the latter at all. The flavor brought a good deal of character, almost bordering on a fresh-hopped green taste. Also a bit of orange grapefruit plus some rind. Medium-bodied with a nice, dry finish, this was probably the best beer of this "holiday" event. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-10-2010

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