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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hops with an American accent. Disarmingly drinkable.

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3.3
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Sweetish citrus lemon aromas with a hint of wheat and dough. Golden yellow with a white foamy head. Flavor is slightly bitter with some hay, light hoppiness, some citrus and wheat. Palate is light and crisp. Duration is bitter with a mellowing breadlike final finish.

3.7
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Good stuff, new brew from these guys. Nothin offensive, another good pale ale. Nothin really stood out, but it sure was tasty while sitting in the beer garten listnin to some live tunes!

2.9
Fredis23 (567) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Amber Color, Big Bubbly Head, Lots Of Lacing. Very Light Pine Scent. Thin and watery with hoppy finish. Refreshing and good thirst quencher. Decent overall.

3.5
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2008
The hops is underplayed. Malt standouts yet mercifully without chalkiness often associated with it. Session ale. If a hop head like me likes it has to have nice craft and flavor going for it.

3.2
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAY 28, 2008
12oz bottle.
Pours a clear, pale golden color with never-ending streams of bubbles that feed a thin white head. Aroma is crisp, bitter, earthy, slightly spicy hops with a slight off-putting vegetal element with little of the distinctive piney/flowery/citrusy attributes of PNW-variety hops one has become accustomed to for this style of beer these days. Flavor is crisp and clean, bitter, green-grainy, decent malt support, very light fruity tones, and again no overwhelming pine/flowers/citrus/whatever that this style almost invariably possesses these days. This actually tastes similar to a Kolsch. Finishes with a medium body and a tingly, bubbly palate. <P>I found this beer quite jarring at first, having become so accustomed to the contemporary renderings of this style. but it grew on me after a while. It’s fitting with Capital’s penchant of doing beer the traditional, old-school way rather than trying to re-invent a given style. In that sense, this beer is quite good at what it is -- a pre-PNW-era American pale. Unfortunately, that makes it kind of boring by contemporary APA standards. I won’t go out of my way for this but I won’t run from it either.

2.7
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Poured golden with a small head. Aroma was mainly piney hops. Flavor was pine and perhaps some light citrus. A touch bitter. A bit watery. Eh.

3.3
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Nice introduction to hops for a macro drinker. Easy drinking session ale, the firm cascadeyness scrubs away any sense of maltiness pretty quickly though.

3.1
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle . A clear pale golden color pour with a small white head that quickly fades, medium carbonation . Aroma is light floral hops and a hint of citrus . Flavor is much the same as the aroma , a little malt up front with a citrusy hop profile, lightly yeasty , well balanced for a APA but lite on the bittreness . Light body with a clean , but slightly oily mouthfeel . A slightly hoppy peppery finish . Quite sessionable and a pretty good try .

2.7
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
probably the lightest most sessionable apa I ever had. light pine hops and light malt in both the aroma and flavor. flavor is a littile stronger in the aroma but kind of a watery body.

3.4
SHANER4 (506) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - poured golden color with medium white head. Aroma - cereal, grains and yeasty. Taste - clean refreshing fresh grains and alittle grassy. Palate - thin mouthfeel and average carbonation. Finish is mildly bitter and has grassy aftertaste. Overall an ok PA. Very light and extremely drinkable.


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