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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our American style pale ale is medium to full bodied with an assertive hop bitterness and aroma. The flavor and fragrance of American hops mush with a strong malt backbone.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2002
This was probably my favorite Capitol City beer in their sampler. A very pleasant, hoppy brew that went down easily. Not thin at all. Better than the Amber Waves Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2027) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2002
Not one of the better APAís Iíve had, very thin, not a whole lot of body, not much character either, pretty similar in a lot of ways to the Amber Waves Ale, not much of a head, no real outstanding hoppy flavors at all

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2002
Very impressed by the head on this one--was doing a sampler platter and didnít get to this one for about 15 minutes and the head was still happily waiting for me. Is really just a generic, standard APA. Itís slightly fruity with a big, hoppy character, leaning quite heavily toward the bitter hops end. Lacks balance. Finish is very long and too dry.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
Capitol Cityís beers are like many brew pubs, too inconsistent and malty for my tastes. They remind me of homebrews that Iíve made and thatís not necessarily a good thing. I think the Pale Ale is the best of the three that I tried at their downtown DC brewery. Hoppy enough to cut through that tourist thirst and thatís all that matters, in this setting, I think.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2001
Thereís actually not a whole lot of difference between this and their Amber. The same decent hop strength and basic round maltiness - this one maybe a tad sharper.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2001
Pleasant aroma & nice clear amber color - light hop character, not enough for style though. Still a pleasant brew on a hot day.


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