Helms Captainís Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This is our take on the classic American pale ale. We use lightly roasted caramel malts to provide a pleasant mouth feel to accompany the citrus and tropical American hops we add. The hop additions are all made very late in the boil process to ensure a clean and refreshing finish. This beer pairs well with an afternoon by the pool in the company of friends and family.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
balboaraiders (4) - - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
This was my go to beer. What a pale ale should be. Really nice all the way around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Third beer in my flight at Helmís. This didnít have the aroma I thought it would, only complaint. Clarity was great, and an easy drinking beer. Lots of citrus for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Fruity hops, mild citrus, some peachy notes, moderate sweetness, and a bit of lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Draft at Eastbound on Pint Glass Night. Typical American Pale Ale. Hops on the nose. Grass and pine. More on the flavor. Hoppy and nearing an IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sfbeerfan (2) - - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
Crystal clear beer with a great clean finish. A little bit of a hop bite on the back end which I think makes it a nice San Diego Pale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Tap, dark orange pour, white head, nose is lacking, taste is slightly hoppy, maybe some oranges but thats it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with a huge ivory head. Tropical fruit, plastic, caramel aromas. Frothy expansive mouthfeel. Citrusy, pine hoppy bitter flavors with polycarbonate, plastic, all forms of infection----drying bitter finish____pretty sure this bottle was compromised --too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (3941) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
8 Mar 2014, tap at Helm's Brewing. Dark yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sugary granola. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Grassy hops up front but sugary granola in the background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Rating #3. Decent little pale, nice hop presence and drinkable. (2629)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are bready, grainy, medium citrus, mild esters, inoffensive, but pretty generic and bland. Flavors are clean, inoffensive, very, very mild citusy character, biscuity grain, graham cracker, light spicy hop. Almost closer to a blond ale than a pale ale at this point. Lively bubbles with a dry finish and a medium-light body.

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