Pale Rider Ale - Capitol City Brewing
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Reviews by dexterk1:
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3.2/5 rDev -12.3%
A hazy amber ale, an off-white head with good lacing, some curtains.
Fruity smell, apples and grape-fruit. Some toffee.
Tasting of brown bread, some honey, citric acidity and some alkaloid bitterness.
Medium carbonation, soft, small body, a dry finish.
Good hop composition, a bit to acid tough.
04-01-2012 20:03:43 | More by rarbring
4/5 rDev +9.6%
On tap at the Shirlington location. I don't drink pale ales all tha often, and so was a bit disdainful when I read the description of this beer at the brewpub (hophead's dream, or something to that effec). While this beer won't make me forget sculpin any time soon, I thought this pretty tasty for a pale ale.
The beer pours an amber orange color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is certainly attractive, showcasing quite a bit of the simcoe hops I read about in the beer description. Yes, there's some sweet malt on the nose, but I also pick up some dry citrus and an impressive amount of dank earth as well (at least for a pale ale). The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well balanced, easy drinking pale ale. The beer has a bit more hoppy bitterness than what I normally encounter in a pale ale, though not overly so. Still, this medium bodied beer finishes fairly well, with a nice wash of hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and I have to say this is a very easy to drink pale ale.
Nothing extraordinairy here, but this a very easy to enjoy and appreciate pale ale.
08-10-2011 00:32:50 | More by John_M
3.5/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured ontap into pint glass from the downtown and Arlington locations. Pours a dark yellow pour with a foamy tan head, potent nose of floral hoppiness and a bit of sweet candi sugar, complex flavors of chocolate, rosy hops and peace compete with a nice and strong tart finish, an excellent APA. One of my favorite offerings from CCB.
02-07-2011 21:39:29 | More by CuriousMonk
3.95/5 rDev +8.2%
Notes from Thursday night's happy hour:
Came off the tap with a clear, reddish orange body with a medium white head that laced the glass quite nicely. Smells of citrusy hops and sweet malts. Tastes good: sweet malts up front before a bright blooming of hops make for a nice, dry finish. Good body, very drinkable. A terrific pale ale.
01-31-2009 08:08:03 | More by droomyster
District of Columbia
3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
I'm not sure why I just poured this into my DuClaw Colssus snifter. Perhaps it's because I'm a badass?
A: Golden in color, crystal clear, and with a frothy white head that clung to the glass and then some.
S: Nice balanced hop character, with a tinge of candy sugar mixed in.
T: Much more bitter than sweet (which I appreciated), and the citrus was more on the grapefruity (piney) side as opposed to the orange one. Nice.
M: I wish the carbonation was a bit more spritzy overall, but that's just a minor complaint. I welcomed the bitterness...
O: I've had this one many times and have always enjoyed my session.
11-12-2011 19:15:21 | More by Chaney
Pale Rider Ale from Capitol City Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.