U.S. Pale Ale - Capital Brewery
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3.28/5 rDev -2.1%
12 fl oz. can, with code on the bottom of the can reading 0234 SP. My second beer from Capital Brewery, and the first of their canned offerings that I'm trying.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - It pours a coppery orange colored body with some very decent clarity to it. Three fingers of frothy khaki head, that leaves behind some nice fluffy lacing on the glass. Looks pretty nice.
S - The smell is fairly bland and one dimensional - grainy caramel malt, and a lightly herbal / grassy hop presence. Some dusty tea leaf aroma in there also, but the caramel malt is dominant.
T - Taste follows the nose - caramel / toffee malt, bread, tea leafs, and an indistinct herbal hop presence.
M - The feel is crisp and clean. Light-bodied with good carbonation, but somewhat on the thin side for the style. Semi-dry and bready finish.
Overall, a very average pale ale offering from Capital Brewery. Light in flavor and body, but it goes down nice and easy at 5.00% abv, and the price was right at $7.99 for a six pack.
Capital Brewery U.S. Pale Ale ---3/5.
06-25-2014 00:57:17 | More by mfnmbvp
3.73/5 rDev +11.3%
Pours deep golden with a lasting thin white head that leaves lacing.
The smell is of citrus, pine and a touch of pepper.
The taste is of citrus with a touch of pine and some lemongrass. It is balanced, though leaning towards the hoppy side of the pale ale spectrum, especially in the beginning and the finish. A kiss of honey-like, towards caramel, sweetness is in the middle. It does have a bit of a metallic tinge to it that weaves in and out. It's distracting, but not enough to pull it down (much).
Refreshingly smooth, it is very "sessionable" and leaves a clean, minty freshness in the mouth.
Glad it comes in a 12-pack of cans at a very reasonable price!
03-13-2014 18:42:08 | More by jwc215
U.S. Pale Ale from Capital Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.