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RATINGS: 134   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
Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2007
On tap at Thirsty Troll Brewfest

This was my last sample of the night before checking out some of the regular beers like Ale Asylum and Grumpy Troll. I missed out on the Hpplebock by one day and didn’t want to miss this. It is a bit outside what Capital normally does but not bad. It’s not going to shake things up but as far as pale ales go this gets the job done.

Aroma / Appearance - Cereal grain and simple hops were the basis of a light nose. As expected there is not much to it. The body is an ideal golden hue with strong transparency and weak carbonation.

Flavor / Palate - Clean wheat was first followed by lemonade and orange Gatorade. It fades fast without leaving much of a trace. Unlikeable some pale ales that do the minimum this one is actually worth revisiting. Hopefully it will see bottling as some point in the future.

3.3
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Draft at the brewery. Poured a clear orange color. Head was white and two fingers high. Aroma was hop dominated; grassy, citrusy, and kind of sweaty. Tasted of biscuity malt with a touch of caramel. There were also some citrusy hops. Delicately sweet at then end with some lingering caramel.

2.3
drpimento (3578) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Very slight aroma of paper and a little hops. Flavor’s oxidized hops, fruit, soap, paper, not good. Don’t want to drink the rest of this.

3.3
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Catty cascade hops everywhere. Glass from the brewery. Average beer overall, wasn’t really impressed with this one.

3.1
madvike (3251) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery - Deep amber pour with a big white foamy head. Flowery and lightly tropical fruity hops on the nose, with light, caramel malt in the background. Tastes sweet and fruity, with light lemon and a bit of grassy hops on the finish. A bit flat, however. Medium-bodied and slick in the mouth. Smelled good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

3.1
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
12oz can. Pours a bright, clear, apricot-golden color; thin off-white head with light retention and patchy lacing. Light, slightly hoppy aroma showing citrus and mineral bitterness, lemony with a touch of honey; quiet, crisp nose. Medium mouthfeel: relaxed carbonation, good levels of acidity on the edges; lively, citrus and mineral hop character at the forefront, showing some juiciness and solid bitterness; not bad, and reasonably drinkable, but just not enough clarity in the hop presence and a touch too light. Lasting bitterness: minerals and lightly toasted malts.

2.9
DrnkMcDermott (3097) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Rather clear, light gold pour, slight head. Smell has a bit of hoppiness, not much. Makes me wary that this is going for the megabrew market. However, the taste does redeem it. Peppery hop up front, almost German in character, with some citrus to the back. Goes down nice and fizzy, like a bar keg draft. Actually tastes nice cold, too. Sharper hops in the finish.

3.3
AWISLguy (3053) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at the local pizza place. Pours a pale orange with a spongey white head. Aroma has citrus & pine with light caramelly malts. Taste follows, although in subtle parts. Light to medium bodied. Finishes light malty with some citrus. Shrug? Not annoying in any fashion but nothing over the top either.

2.6
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Light orange-yellow, whitish foam. Herbal hoppines, metallic, light sweet aroma. Taste is caramel, sweet metallic, drying, herbal grassy hop finish.

3.2
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
From notes. 12oz can from Old Chicago poured into a shaker. Pours a crystal clear, light orange color. Not much head but what is there is bright white. Aroma is all hops. Spruce and resin. Taste is medium bitter. It sort of tastes the way pine needles smell. Medium bodied with a distinctly oily texture. Overall, this one is pretty good. I would buy it again if I ever found it locally.


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