Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale - Pete's Brewing Company

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Pete's Wicked Rally Cap AlePete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale

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Reviews: 118
Hads: 135
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Pete's Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 04-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of steinlifter
4.07/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a clear golden fairly thick head, that diminished leaving broken lace all the way through.
smell was very interesting and pleasant, floral hops, lemon whiff.
the floral hops hit me 1st then subsided to a lemony aftertaste, very nice.
mouthfeel was decent, mild creaminess, with a tangy finish, slightly flat tasting to me though.
drinkability is good, I found myself enjoying it more as I sipped, would make a fine session brew, and a very good, and interesting summer brew! (485 characters)

Photo of powoo19
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has to be the Spring Ale..It has the same taste with the hints of lemon and citrus and is as smooth and easy as the Spring ale.
I do enjoy Pete's anyway and this was a nice way of presenting the Spring ale in a new bottle (I am a fan of the Pete's bottle art).
A smooth lite taste and a nice finish makes this beer very drinkable for the upcoming season. (361 characters)

Photo of beerNdarts
4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up the last sixpack at Hannaford's!

Smells lemony and floral-like. Tastes a little light, but definitely has a body to it. A lemon flavor just as it's going down, but definitely not overpowering. Just enough hoppiness to it for me to say "It's a beer, and a damn refreshing one at that.

Appearance... it's in a bottle. The label is great, looks like a summer ale label for sure. High points in all categories, I could swill this all day long.

I don't normally enjoy summer ale's very much... I've been turned off by Sams Summer, though I intend to give it another try after trying this stuff. I originally only bought it because it was the last one, and I'm not sorry at all.

Only one left... damn :D (711 characters)

Photo of kbnooshay
3.97/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last night at MacGregors. This came to me with virtually no head. The body was a deep gold. The smell was barely there, but it was sweet and wheaty with a tiny hint of citrus in there. Not as much citrus in the flavor as I would expect but this is so wheaty and tasty. Kinda tastes like a creamier Heineken with a hint of lemon and blueberries. Reminds me also of a Hoegarden because for some reason I always thought that it tasted like blueberries. Whatever I guess I am a crackhead. This goes down SO easy! The mouthfeel is kinda creamy but nice and light. I could pound a hundred of these whether it be on a hot summers day or whenever.

Nothing too complex, but when a beer like this comes around that is so clean, happy and refreshing you have to commend it. (782 characters)

Photo of chilidog
3.86/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this on close-out as summer draws in its last Labor-day swing.

It pours really nice. A rich bronze color, an amazing soft egg-shell head that maintains and laces rings thick and stick.

The aroma is of a faint citric floral blend.

The taste starts out malty sweet, floral with a backdrop of real lemon. Thicker citric favor over that of a citric zest spice. Yet not overpowered like some lemon brews.
Little hop makes it thru while some hop oil feel is left on the mouth.

Drinkability for this summer release, oh ya. its smooth, not as much lemon as expected but re-freshing indeed. For what I paid for this, it looks good, has flavor, and better body for the buck than many other summer brew offerings.

Drawback may be its own sweetness. Best enjoyed cold. (766 characters)

Photo of HoorayBeer
3.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Never really been into Pete's Wicked Ale's before, but the Knuckle Ball Bock and this Rally Cap Ale was not bad. The Rally Cap Ale had a very nice sweet smell. Very citrusy, almost a floral smell with a caramel finish. First drink was good, malts showed right away on the back of my tongue. With a lemon finish, almost too much lemon in this. It was about all you could taste in the aftertaste, it was hard to ignore. In all not a bad brew however, good on a hot muggy day. (473 characters)

Photo of JamesS
3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light straw colow with some slight initial head, but no lacing. Nice clean scent, hints of straw/malt and a whiff of lemon. Good clean taste, crisp and malty with a nice, slight lemon zing at the end that stays on the tongue. Goes down fine, if a little fizzy. (273 characters)

Photo of mentor
3.7/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger off white head over a crystal clear coppered-straw colored liquid. Smells earthy hop with some lemon and a touch of rough grassiness.

Tastes stable mild malt sweet with dominant players that appear and disappear; rough hop edge, tart lemony bite, gentle lemony sweetness Has a bit of pumpkin taste. Earthy hops take over the finish and leave the aftertaste as a flat dryness over orange zest oily and mild hop bitter. Md-light body and strong carbonation. Has a thick, but bland quality to the mouthfeel. (525 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pete's Rally Cap Ale delivers a refreshing and quenching golden ale that's differentiated by its splash of citrus. It's clear golden body rests gently beneath a full head of creamy white foam that holds well and leaves some very nice lace about the glass. The nose is distinctly citrusy (lemon, lime) over a mild maltiness; leaving it not particularily interesting but clean and inviting. It's delicately crisp on the tongue and smooth in the swallow with a medium-light body and moderate carbonation level. The flavor is more-or-less as the nose would lead you to believe with the exception that there's more malt and less lemon present. It's very much like a lightly bittered pilsner with a touch of citrus thrown in to help balance it. And it works... it's balanced nicely and finishes clean with some very short-lingering malt that's replaced by an almost equally short-lingering dull citrus character. It's tartness always remains sublime, and if anything, its low-level bitterness can allow it to become a bit "sweet" after a few; but overall it's not a bad summer beer. Perfect for camping trips, fishing, and days in the sun! (1,133 characters)

Photo of waetzman
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This isn't one of the more complex beers I ever drank, but it is one that I can comfortably say is enjoyable on a hot & humid afternoon. It's got a light color, a crisp, light taste and slightly sweet & lemonly aftertaste. I guess the best way I can discribe it is as a 'Lawnmower' beer; something that's good for cooling down, but not a beer for a night out with friends (371 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, some hops and a touch of lemon.

T: The taste starts out bready and a little sweet with flavors of lemon and some spice. Then a decent hops presence follows to provide a pretty decent balance. The after-taste is a little bready and sweet and it actually retains a nice amount of hoppiness.

M: Smooth and pretty crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not very filling, seems like a good choice for a “lawnmower beer” or a “BBQ beer”. I could drink several of these continuously. I wasn’t expecting too much from this beer but I actually found it to be pretty good. (857 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed in October 2004. Purchased from a grocery outlet in Redwood City, CA. At first I am afraid to try beers purchased at grocery outlet stores as they carry many factory seconds and things that get closer to their experation dates. But, I have found a few awesome bargains over the years. My best find was pints of Samuel Smith Winter Welcome in March of this year for 99 cents a bottle. They were prefect and didn't taste old at all. Wish I had bought more than 12. Anyway, this brew pours a deep golden color with a decent head that lasts for about a minute and some pretty nice lacing as I am looking at it as we speak. The aroma is off citrus and lemon just as it says on the bottle. Do I decect some apple too? The taste is a bit bitter. Definitely taste the lemon. Almost as if it was a pislner with some lemon in it. Maybe even a very very poor mans Hoegarden. I am liking this beer. Goes down very easy. Good call with the ballplayer on the label as I can see myself quaffing a few of these on the ferry over to SBC park. Hmmm, may have to get a 6 pack of this or two at the store this week. At $3.99 a 6pack it may be worth it. Just wondering exactly how old this stuff is. Assuming it was produced sometime early this year. Wonder would it would taste like if it was on tap and fresh. Hope they make it next year as I would like to try it opening day. Definitely worth a try. (1,390 characters)

Photo of kbub6f
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

One inch of cream-colored, foamy, bumpy, noisy head on a clear, dark gold beer. Some nice, sourish fruit in the nose. Citrus and pepper in the front lead to a fruity, light caramel middle. Kind of creamy. Finishes bitter, with some nice toast and alcohol. Not bad at all: fruity, bitter, a little spicy. Fairly light, but that's the point, I guess. (348 characters)

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rally Cap is described on the label as a "refreshing golden ale with natural lemon flavor". The color is golden with lots of carbonation. Head is average-sized and creamy. Retention is pretty good. The aroma is either citrusy hops or lemon flavor or some combination. Whichever one it is, it is pretty inviting. Taste is citrus flavor on top of a lighter malt body. The lemon flavor and hops are distinguishable from another and work well in tandem. Bitterness is moderate. The finish is the maltiest part of a sip and has a touch of graininess. Mouthfeel is crisp and adds personality to Rally Cap. This is a quality summer seasonal, not great, but easily gets the job done. (675 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating. Nice Baseball theme label. Pours light golden straw in color. Light fluffy white head, leaves well developed lacing. Light, refreshing brew. Straw/hay nose. Bready notes, finishes dry with some citrus. decent summer brew. Mowed the lawn before sundown and enjoyed sucking down a few of these babies. (342 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a big soapy head that takes a while to chill out, and a good bit of lace shows up in its wake. The head is feed by rapid bubble action. Color is a clean and clear gold.

First whiff of this is pretty lager-y, on the mineral side. Further smells reveal lemon and floral hops.

Flavors are light, quenching, and well-balanced. Airy fruit sweetness, honey, easygoing flowery hops, and a very slight toastiness in back.

Mouthfeel shows one of the lightest, airiest beers I've ever experienced. It's got "session summer beer" written all over it. Light grass/honey finish.

Nothing insanely great, but a solid choice for an easy-drinking, low-ABV summer quencher, packing just enough character and flavor to pull it through. (734 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium amber color with massive white puffy head. Smell is mildly citrusy (lemon) Lemon is light and refreshing and the slight lemon taste gives a very pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink, Nice hot summer afternoon beer.Very drinkable. (254 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Took this to a bbq last night needing something to offset all the macros,man was it hot and this beer held up great.Pours a light golden with a this wispy head,I picked up a decent aroma of freshly cut grass and some hay perfect summer smell.Taste was subtle but with a nice grassy note with a lemony hint in the fish it melded pretty well.Hey Petes brews are not great but this was really nice and recieved compliments from macro lager drinkers. (446 characters)

Photo of Redrover
3.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown longneck with no freshness dating. The beer is a dark shade of golden with a minimal white head.

The nose is of lemon, grains, and bread. This is a fresh and appetizing smelling beer.

The taste is slightly sweet with the lemon flavor hovering in the background. The lemon does not seem artificial and is not overpowering. As I work through the beer some malts and a bit of hops emerge. I would like to see a bit more hops, but this is refreshing summer beer.

The mouth is of medium thickness with excellent carbonation. This is an easy enough drinker. May be a good change-up from American Wheat beer or those ever-present Blue Moons. It exceeded my modest expectations. (692 characters)

Photo of Vancer
3.59/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, lite amber pour with a smallish white head. Died rather quickly.

Very woody and earthy in the aroma and taste. Some nutty nuisances in there also. Fairly plain, but tasty brew.

Dry and crisp, for a blond ale this is above average, but not top of the line stuff. On a hot day, you could enjoy several of these, even with a solid 5% riding on it. (357 characters)

Photo of Rsobotka
3.59/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden color with a thin head that dissiaptes fairly quickly
Smell: Malty and fruity...floral almost
Taste: some citrus flavors combined with a bit of bitterness

Mouthfeel: Smooth and chunky but feels ok
Drinkability: Vey wheaty lemony...worth acouple with a girl named hazel (288 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.
A medium golden color, with not much of a head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Taste was moderate ale; not too light not too thick.
A bit thick for a blonde. Citrus hops makes it a bit crisper than it looks, but not enough to quench that thirst.
Otherwise, easy drinking and a good feel to it. (315 characters)

Photo of whynot44
3.58/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light bodied, bright golden color with a decent white head.

The aroma is grainy - like ripe wheat - with some grassy and citrusy overtones.

The taste starts with a lemon/grapefruit note followed by a slightly grainy flavor, finishing with a mild citrus note. Not overly sweet or dry.

Nicely refreshing and drinkable. Made for a spring/summer cooler. (361 characters)

Photo of InDreams
3.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear, golden-amber color, with a finger-width head that disappeared pretty quick to leave a bit of lacing and a nice white crown. Nothing exceptional but certainly fits the style.

Smell: Can't help but catch the citrus here. Lemony just like the bottle says, with perhaps a hint of orange peels. Reminds me of a wheat beer somewhat, although I suppose that's to be expected if they used some wheat malts too. Pretty pleasant. (on further reflection, I'm thinking kinda yeasty as well)

Taste: Quite nice, smoothe and overwhelmingly citrusy. Definitely pick up on the wheat malts, and there's something of a sweetness from the malts that matches with the citrus-sourness. Aftertaste lingers, kinda yeasty. Certainly refreshing as the label advertises.

Mouthfeel: The bite of the carbonation is pretty mild, otherwise the beer has a nice light body and goes down real smooth.

Drinkability: I'm sure I've had better, but for what it is, it's pretty good, and very easy to drink. Light, crisp lemony taste, makes for a good summer brew. Wouldn't mind chilling out on the porch fighting the summer heat with a couple of these. It's everything you expect it to be as a Blonde Ale, so give it a try. (1,225 characters)

Photo of bonbini26
3.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

This ale is probably my favorite summer brew. This ale has a smooth, clean, anf refreshing taste. Great on a hot summer day to cool off. Finish has a hint of lemon. Light in overall flavor, color and smell, but it is a summer brew so that is almost expected. (258 characters)

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Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
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