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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:
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Vukusich, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 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
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

psychita, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

imfrommichigan, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Dave_in_GR, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

mklisz, Jun 09, 2014
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
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

2GOOFY, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Beerlover, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of BrandonLBC
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A--Pours kind of a milky orange with a foamy head that settles into a light haze and leaves decent lacing around the glass.

S--Pine if the first thing that hits my nose, along with a bit of citrus. Not overly complex in the nose.

T--As in the smell, Pine is the thing that comes to me right off. The different malts follow that, and it resolves it into a well balanced bitter finish. Citrus pops up in the aftertaste for me.

M--Medium bodied. Lots of good carbonation making for a very refreshing drink. I could definitely have a few of these in a row.

O--Definitely one of the better pale ale's that I've had. I probably like Sierra Nevada's just a tiny bit better, but as I said, this one givers me more of pine taste/smell than some other pales, so it can definitely provide a nice change of pace. 22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass, Part of Epic's Classic Series.

BrandonLBC, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

SocalKicks, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ralphw56, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

CWVegas, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

BigGold, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and slight herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but the hop qualities are slightly better in the aroma in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

dmorgan310, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

KlayWey, Jan 14, 2014
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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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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

thedifferencemaker, Dec 03, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Although purchased recently in Michigan, unfortunately I can't tell how old this bottle is - so my "meh" impressions may be due more to its age than its true quality?

Pours a reasonably attractive golden edged amber, respectably cloudy with sediment at the end of the bottle. It has a decent cream coloured head with moderate retention and some light lacing. Aroma is sweet and of oxidized, faded hops - no sign of the fresh citrus I expected - which is a clear indication of age, despite there being no sign of bottling or brewing date on the bottle (that I can see). The taste has a decent bitterness, despite the caramelized malt forward body - any age is better hidden. Or if this a fresh bottle, it is definitely not displaying a wide hop portfolio.

Would like to re-visit a known fresh bottle or pint...

hopsolutely, Oct 26, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured this at a good temperature with a colossal, cream-colored, foamy, frothy, fluffy head that lasts forever and loads of sticky lace. Color is a slightly hazy, medium amber with lots of bubble trails of many sizes. Aroma is fairly simple and fresh - Cascade hops and malt, with a bit of grass. Flavor’s like nose and likewise somewhat simple, fresh. Hops are more apparent and longer lasting. Body is great although the carbonation at first is strong. Finish is like flavor, but the hoppiness makes the aftertaste a little medicinal. Except for strength, it’s more like an IPA.

drpimento, Aug 23, 2013
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Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.