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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is the first trial of a Cream Ale that has an infusion of hops added to it in the lagering stage. We are trying to create a beer where the aroma and flavor are very hop forward, yet the finish remains smooth and non-bitter.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
I understand what they aimed for. A nice hop taste but a very smooth mouthfeel with little bitterness. Theyre close but not quite there yet. Poursa light copper color with a fair amount of webbed lacing. Aroma is citrus and floral hops, not too strong. Taste is very smooth up front......its almost like a smoother czech pils or something.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Nice hoppy aroma without overpowering. Citrus and hop taste, but very very creamy. Creamy but light on the palate. Overall, quite excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Definitely a cream ale. The hop additions though dont really come through for me. Its a light, fairly generic, medium bodied beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerandfishin (9) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
Bought as a part of a mixer sixer at a Hy Vee somewhere I was driving through in IL. Decent beer overall. Dont think it is representative of the cream ale style, but I would drink it again. Decent aroma and a good taste of hops and pine with a citrusy finish. I would try it again if I didnt have to pay for it ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
starewich (170) - - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 Hazy orange color. Smell is about as discrete as it gets; you are not going to know anything about this stuff until its in your mouth. Flavor is hoppy but not aggressive. Feels a tad watery but the flavor sticks around nicely. This is a simple, crisp ale that, if nothing else, cant be accused of not living up to its name.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Draft at Brass Tap. Not typically a fan of cream ales, but the addition of the hops makes this one quite enjoyable. Nicely done Capital.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (8483) - Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
8/10/12. 12oz bottle from cbfobes. Lightly hazy orange pour with a small khaki head. Sweet citrus and grapefruit aroma with bits of bread and toast. Lightly bready and toasty flavor with a solid citrusy hop presence. Not bad for what it is!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacksuhn (11) - - JUL 29, 2012
Pleasant and light drink. Aroma is a little malty with caramel and resin notes. Im expecting a creamy pallet but its sharp and light.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma has notes of some wet grain, biscuit, some slight grass and herbal notes, hints of orange peel as well. Taste is a mix of some grass, pine, biscuit notes come through with some slight spice, touch of orange peel, finishing fairly sweet, some slight mineral notes as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4484) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 18, 2012
An interesting take on the cream ale and one that fits the description nicely. Maintains the smoothness of the cream ale with a nice grass aroma thanks to the hops. Still, if I were faced with the choice of a nice cream ale or a nice IPA or pale, I would go for either over this style. Had one courtesy of Josh N. in KC in 2012


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