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Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with classic Pacific Northwest Cascade, Centennial, Mt. Hood in the boil and dry hopped with more Cascade hops. Cascade aroma dominates the nose, so be sure to sniff it like a wine snob. Plenty of ultra premium Maris Otter malt and three specialty malts give the beer a nice smooth sailing biscuit like aroma and body, some sweetness, well balanced against 5.8% alcohol by volume.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-23-2010)
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy:
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Nov 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Even a pretty gentle pours yields five(!) fingers of dense off-white head on top of a clear light copper liquid. Head leaves quite a bit of lacing and persists for some time.

S - Aroma is grassy and citrus hops, and is quite floral with a nice toasted malt presence.

T - Taste is more malt forward, with toasted bread malt. Hops come in midway, with grassy, herbal and citrus tastes all coming through. Finish is quite herbal and has a decent spicy and bitter kick.

M - Medium mouthfeel is a touch resinous. Seems a bit heavy for a pale ale. Bitter on the finish.

O - Decent beer, but not what I would look for in a pale ale, and doesn't come close to competing with the many nice IPAs available, so it is kind of in a no man's land.

warnerry, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of quirkzoo
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Given to me by a student in town from Salt Lake City.

Pours a pleasant but unassuming orange/brown with 2 fingers of nice white head.

the smell is again pleasant but unassuming, some definite herbal/piney hops with a strong malt presence that seems more "english" style. Plenty of biscuit flavors colored with some caramel sweetness.

The taste is more of the same, definitely more malt forward than most pale ales on the marked but not in an overpowering way. Decent bitterness that suits the overall flavor nicely

The mouthfeel got a touch syrupy for me as it warmed up near the end of the bottle so I docked it slightly.

Overall this is a solid beer. Not one that I will seek out but I will definitely enjoy it if it is offered.

quirkzoo, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - murky orange with a huge, soft, foamy, pure white head that has great retention

S - bready with a faint citrus undertone

T - dark bread, some spicy hops, almost peppery, bitter finish, a bit of alcohol, some faint citrus throughout

M - a bit thin but medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a strange beer. It's complex but a bit unbalanced like the pieces don't fit right. The malt comes across as strange and is itself almost a bit spicy and then the hops are spicy and citrusy. And then under all that the tin body reveals the alcohol. If this were cleaner I would be a bit more excited about it. As it stands, I won't be getting this beer again.

tdm168, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of CWVegas
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

CWVegas, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cap't Compton is a beer that I like...versus the rest of the field. My friend from Park City is supplying this morsel. The beer poured a clear copper with thick white head that is leaving a lace. The scent has mostly bitter hops with hint of orange peel. The taste carries mostly bitter hops that dominate. There is a slight citrus zeal and enough malt to make the beer drinkable. The mouthfeel is light to medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer....not spectacular....but certainly sessionable

WoodBrew, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of plfahey
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Golden orange in color with good clarity. Moderate beige head with decent retention.

Aroma-Fragrant hops open with notes of pine, juicy fruit, light citrus, and some definite cattiness. Malt is soft and mellow, with sourdough and light caramel notes. Simple, yet quite pleasant.

Flavor-Opens with bready malt and a dab of caramel, which is quickly followed by piney, herbal, earthy and almost woodsy hop flavor. Hop bitterness grows to slightly above moderate in the finish, and the hop flavor continues to evolve on the palate. Aftertaste is dominated by a green, herbal earthy hop note with soft hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with soft, moderately high carbonation which yields a light, effervescent tingle on the tongue.

Quite a good APA, I could drink this in volume. Good thing it comes in bombers, because I wasn't ready to be done with it after one glass.

plfahey, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of DrIPA
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

DrIPA, Mar 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

Meathead1965, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dense oxidized orange color is filled with an aggressive carbonation factor. The head is large, frumpy with a beige sheen to it displaying a dominant presence in the vessel and good staying power. Excellent glass coverage.

S: Light toasted bread crust, soft flowery citrus. Not a lot of hop umph here for a dry hopped pale.

T: The flavor is flowery citrus, backed by a generous amount of toasted grain support. Grassy citrus cascade hops provide a decent amount of hop strength and west coast appeal while the hood hops provides a spicy touch of fruitiness of tropical-orange hints.

M: crisp and bright, well suited per style with a medium show of malt support but thins a bit on the hold turning a bit washy.

O: really liked how the spicy fruity hop bite of the hood hops played with the citrusy cascade mending well together. Good toasted malt support, decent drinkability.

beerthulhu, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

evilkorova, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Hopmodium, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

#5 of my flight of Epic Ales.... Thanks Sammy.

Nice creamy looking off white head... great retention.. big sheets of lace drape with every sip... The brew is slightly hazy orange.

Nose is mild for most Western APA's... but it is certainly within style .... pithy citrus hops... probably Cascade... pale malts shine with touches of toast.

Flavor mirrors the nose with a good pale malt backbone... plenty of hops throughout... pretty standard pale ale... not going to blow your socks off, but this is a pretty good beer... good body and carbonation.

Would I buy this? Sure, assuming it isn't too expensive.

Thanks again buddy.

4/3.5/3.5/4/4.5

JohnGalt1, Jun 10, 2010
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Three fingers of beige frothy head. Retention is good and moderate amounts of lacing are left.

3.0 S: Bready malts. Earthy and herbal hops with notes of cat piss.

2.0 T: Lots of yeasty breadiness. Not a lot of other flavor aside from a light neutral maltiness. Herbal hoppiness. Light bitterness. Nothing can get through the yeastiness and thus this needs to be cleaner. As it is, it sucks.

3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but also too chewy.

2.0 D: Not a fan of this. I'm finding out that pale ales need to be filtered for me to enjoy them.

DavoleBomb, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Zorro
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colored beer nearing the color red. Small white colored head doesn't stick around.

Smells fairly hoppy for a pale ale with a strong cedar wood scent. Malt syrup and pine but also fair grapefruit aroma. Some sandal wood and tea scents, but not strongly.

Starts out dryish with a woody after taste. Good solid hop bite.Flavors of cedar plank and pine with strong tea. Bitterness is in the top 15% for the style, stronger than a lot of AIPAs.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall just an OK pale ale.

Zorro, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Nmgreen, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

jtd335, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hazy appearance, could be chill haze. Beefy, fluffy cloud like off white head. Large and small bubbles. Biscuity aromatics with subtle sweetness. Slightly herbal and tea like flavors. Very clean and light on the palate. Earthy, not bitter or sweet. Light carbonation with a crisp consistency. Light to medium bodied. Not dry but not a lingering finish either. Overall, not bad. I wouldn't seek this out again but for something easy drinking this works.

Braz, May 25, 2014
Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BigGold, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Lantern
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Lantern, May 09, 2012
Photo of bccrosley
3/5  rDev -11.8%

bccrosley, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

bluckbeyes, May 24, 2012
Photo of geryeb624
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber received as an extra from kagent777, thanks a bunch!

A- Orange-amber in color with a respectable head. Decent lacing and retention.

S- Very hoppy in aroma, with citrus and floral notes dominating. A little bready malt in the background as well.

T- Nice hoppiness in the taste as well, with a bitter citrus component dominating and some nice maltiness as a complement.

M/D- Good mouthfeel and nice carbonation. Goes down very easily, could easily have a few.

A basic, no-frills APA. Very well-executed.

geryeb624, Oct 16, 2010
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Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.