Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale - Epic Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
07-06-2013 03:34:15 | More by DeanMoriarty
3.41/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-24-2013 00:09:55 | More by tdm168
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
10-02-2012 00:31:30 | More by RblWthACoz
3.1/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
09-23-2012 22:34:25 | More by tlazaroff
3.45/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
07-26-2012 18:16:55 | More by quirkzoo
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
07-13-2012 04:45:50 | More by mactrail
2.38/5 rDev -30%
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.
07-09-2012 01:36:38 | More by DavoleBomb
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
a not very exciting pale ale here. pours almost clear darker yellow color with a small white head that fades out pretty quickly. smells just on the hoppy side of perfectly balanced, but unexciting. pale buscuity smelling malts make this feel like an english pale. flavor is okay, grassy hops and bready malts make a light and drinkable beer, but nothing im too enthusiastic about. good carbonation and a lighter than medium body give it a decent feel. overall this is the least epic brew i had from epic brewing. a good daily drink i suppose, but theres a lot better pale ales out there.
04-19-2012 17:18:54 | More by StonedTrippin
Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.