Amber Waves Ale - Capitol City Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by akorsak:
3.13/5 rDev -13.5%
This is a pint served at the Capitol Hill outlet of Cap City Brewing. The ale is cold.
Appearance: The ale is a nice amber color, close to red without actually being red. There is a bit of a head that lingers through the drink.
Smell: The ale has a balanced aroma in which the caramel sweetness of the malts and the light hop bitterness are at equal strength.
Taste: The ale has a biscuity malt aroma that dominates all else. That malt flavor gives way to a mild hop kick that adds a bit of evenness.
Mouthfeel: The well balanced components of the ale mix very nicely, yielding an inoffensive beer.
Drinkability: The is a good sessioner or intro for someone getting into craft beer.
05-06-2006 01:16:42 | More by akorsak
More User Reviews:
3.23/5 rDev -10.8%
On tap at Capitol City in Baltimore.
Poured a medium mahogany color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of some caramel, toasted grains and light citrus. Tastes of caramel and the same light citrus. Lightly sweet & bitter. Watery body.
01-18-2009 19:01:36 | More by hopdog
3.15/5 rDev -13%
Served on tap at the brewpub in a pint glass.
Appearance: Clear reddish copper. No head on the glass I recieved, but it didn't look like it had much to begin with. No lacing was left, and I agitated the glass to generate a head later on.
Smell: Nicely prominent, but not overly aggressive hop bouquet. Slightly piney and citrusy.
Taste: Assertive hop bitterness that is just barely backed by the pale malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation.
Drinkability: Seems more like an IPA to me, but I won't quibble. Doesn't do all that much for me, but it's not bad at all. Worth a try if you're in the brewery, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it or anything.
11-22-2003 04:02:29 | More by ManekiNeko
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
This complex brew presents with a golden amber color with a huge foamy lace gripping the glass. The aroma is light and malty. The flavors pour forth with buttery caramel and biscuit with a finishing bitterness. The caramel really is the dominant force here making for a rather flavorful, but not amazing concoction.
03-23-2003 14:56:41 | More by beernut7
3.55/5 rDev -1.9%
While's it's called an "Amber Ale", this beer is rather hopped, almost enough to be called an IPA.
It pours with a darker amber color, with a light head. It sports an intense hops aroma, with slight fruitiness, smelling much like your average IPA. As for taste, hops is defintely the cornerstone here, with just enough malt to mellow things out a bit. It's got a medium mouthfeel, and the hops dry it out a bit.
Drinkable, and even enjoyable, but I'm not sure what this beer was meant to be, aside from just a heavily hopped ale.
03-08-2003 12:49:24 | More by kaszeta
District of Columbia
3.05/5 rDev -15.7%
On draft at Capitol City Brewing Co. in Virginia.
The beer orange colored, slightly hinting at ruby. The head is a quarter inch thick and sticks around for a bit, leaving some random lacing on the glass. The aroma offers a mild dose of hops with a slightly sweet malt bill. The flavor is alright. Earthy, with some biscuity malts. A bit out of balance, with lingering notes of muted hops. Overall, I wasn't too keen on this one.
01-29-2012 19:49:46 | More by Huhzubendah
Amber Waves Ale from Capitol City Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.