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Capitol City Rye Hop Ale
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Classic English-style Pale Ale with a twist, okay, maybe a couple. It is made with 30% rye malt to lend a spicy, dry finish. To complement this we added Styrian Goldings and Saaz to hops to give a clean crisp hop bitterness. This ale has a medium body with a small percentage of crystal and Munich malts to give it a slight caramel, sweet malt presence.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
On tap at brewpub. Pours an orange amber-brown with a short-lasting white head. Tastes like cereals. Dry, hoppy, herbal finish. Somewhat earthy at the end. Bitterness is very resilient in this one. Medium to full-bodied. One of the best ales I’ve had at Capitol City Brewing.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Mostly clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Grapefruit, pine and leather aroma. Flavor leans just slightly on the bitter side of balance. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lengthy, astringent, Sahara-dry finish. Nice EPA!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 21, 2006
(Downtown) Clear amber body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/grapefruit, some rye. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/floral, some caramel, rye. Fairly hoppy. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2004
Dark amber color with a thin but persistent head. Smells strongly of, well, rye. This is one of those English ales that tastes way too bitter to drink on the first swallow, but after a few minutes the underlying flavors come out and vindicate it. Complex, dry, and grainy, this is definately not a beer to judge on first sip.


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