RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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Petrucci914 (921) - 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. They’re 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......it’s almost like a smoother czech pils or something.

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.

GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Definitely a cream ale. The hop additions though don’t really come through for me. It’s a light, fairly generic, medium bodied beer.

beerandfishin (23) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
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

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 it’s 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, can’t be accused of not living up to its name.

jjuf1853 (1302) - 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.

drowland (9184) - 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!

Jacksuhn (13) - - JUL 29, 2012
Pleasant and light drink. Aroma is a little malty with caramel and resin notes. I’m expecting a creamy pallet but it’s sharp and light.

arminjewell (9728) - 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.

ads135 (5207) - 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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