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

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Capt'n Crompton's Pale AleCapt'n Crompton's Pale Ale

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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 12.61%
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:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 05-23-2010

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.
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Photo of hopsolutely
3.41/5  rDev 0%
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...

Photo of drpimento
3.65/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of bccrosley
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Chieftog
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bomber at a liquor store across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for $4.99 and poured into a pint glass.

Pours an effervescent hazed apricot hue with a massive fluffy white head that gives way to good amounts of lacing from start to finish. A good amount of dry hopping is detected in the nose as soon as I poured this one into my glass - earthy, piney dried grass balanced well with bready pale malts. The taste is on point with the nose - the hop bitterness creeps up slowly as the flavorful pale malts fade out, along with flavors of herbal tea and dried apricots. The mouthfeel is light and effervescent, very crisp and refreshing with a mild lingering bitterness from the hops.

I would definitely revisit this one, especially on tap when it's fresh.

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Nmgreen
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DrIPA
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of AleApostle
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #55 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

An okay pale ale. Nothing really going on here outside the standard. Somewhat earthy overall, with minimal spice tones from hops and the bite that accompanies it. This would probably be interesting on cask. How it is now, it's okay. Nothing overly interesting, especially considering all the options out there.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of tlazaroff
3.11/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slight hint of pine on the nose against a backdrop of even lighter cereal grain. Not much else to say about this on the aroma.

Light clear orange in appearance with a fluffy white head that laces generously on the glass, often times leaving a whole heap of foam attached to the wall.

Capt. Crompton may want to look up the definition of a Pale Ale. Its more grainy like cereal than hoppy or bitter. It fits the category, but when I drink it all I can think is 'lager', when my mind should at the very least be saying 'ale'. Its light bodied with matching carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing help it out a little bit, but I'd just rather skip this one than buy it again.

Photo of Travisnin
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Tenente
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big, tall white head on the amber brew. Very inviting. Lovely nose of Cascades, my favorite old-school hop. Keeps pouring a big head. Kind of flabby mouthfeel, but lots of foam.

Light body with a crisp, hoppy attack. A bitter and tangy flavor takes over. Long and resiny aftertaste. Some malty sweet undertones with a touch of spiciness. This is not so bitter as many current Pale Ales, especially the California ones. I think this is more on the traditional APA style. Still has a bitter aftertaste, but hops don't take over the whole show.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at the friendly Utah State Liquor Store in Sugar House, SLC.

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.43/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.