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U.S. Pale Ale - Capital Brewery

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U.S. Pale AleU.S. Pale Ale

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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sweethome on 06-22-2007)
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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-13-2013 04:59:39 | More by Zachtheporter
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

02-22-2013 01:20:26 | More by Mdodge8837
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Cam9191

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-20-2013 06:23:45 | More by Cam9191
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-15-2013 03:30:06 | More by Hopstout
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-01-2013 13:23:24 | More by csmartin6
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-28-2013 04:19:16 | More by dmorgan310
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-15-2013 19:49:56 | More by elcrawl
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-28-2012 01:24:13 | More by ssimpson89
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2012 05:45:50 | More by TX-Badger
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

US pale ale poured a bright golden color with a good size head. There wasn't much of an aroma, some floral notes but very weak. The taste also a bit weak, but had a nice floral taste come through. A bit watery, but the flavor has just a hop like flavor. Overall not a horrible beer, has a straight up hop flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2012 06:13:30 | More by vette2006c5r
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durlta

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

10-06-2012 03:43:12 | More by durlta
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Jimboe


3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-03-2012 15:49:44 | More by Jimboe
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear copper amber orange. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing sticking to the glass.

Smell: A fairly sweet aroma with some fruity citrus esters and malts. Hops upfront with some good hints of orange, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and a slight hint of papaya. Also some herbal and piney hops. Mixed in is a quite noticeable malt balance with hints of bready biscuit, caramel, toffee, yeast, and crackers. A solid balance of hops and malts in the nose.

Taste: Like the aroma indicates, a balanced mix of citrus and earthy hops with sweet bready malts. Starts out with some herbal, earthy hops and citrus esters with notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon, tangerine, and a little bit of apricot and papaya. A strong malt balance comes in with notes of bready biscuit, yeast, caramel, toffee, and cracker. A nicely balanced and solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a American Pale Ale. Nice hop kick up front with a solid malt backbone. Its what you expect from the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 05:33:48 | More by MattyG85
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beertunes

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to WoodyChandler for this one. Poured into 9oz pilsener glass. Poured a clean copper-gold color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that had OK retentionand lacing.

The aroma featured piney hops upfront, with some sweetness in the background, and all that was supported by a nice, even amount of balancing hops. The taste was good, pretty much the same as the aroma, piney hops upfront, some good malts in the middle, and a bit of citrus on the finish.

The body was fairly typical for a Pale, medium, clean and with a dry finish. Drinkability was good, if I had had another, I would would have had it right then. Overall, a nice, middle of the road take on the style. If this were local to me, it'd be a semi-regular for me. It's just the kind of nice, easy-drinking brew we all like to have around. Worth a shot if you see it.

Serving type: can

08-29-2012 00:25:49 | More by beertunes
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL
Date: "021112A12124" stamped on bottle
Glass: Tulip

Capital's Pale Ale seems to harken back to earlier days in the microbrew industry, when pale ales were fairly well-balanced affairs between malt and hops, each expressing themselves without dominating the other. While a return to this style is refreshing, it's not as deep, complex, or expressive as the style has become.

Pours a 2cm, off-white head of very small bubbles that are dense and compact atop the beer. Retention is very good, lasting several minutes before the head reduces to a thin cap atop the body, leaving substantial streaks and blotches of lacing while doing so. Body is a deep caramel brown color with modest orange highlights, light brightening up the tones significantly and revealing quite a bit of burnt orange-yellow color. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, both in the center and along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is primarily of pale, toasted, and toffee-like malts, with some fruity esters reminiscent of pear or fruit cocktail syrup; very little hop character is noticeable, which is almost shocking these days for a "US pale ale."

Very modest fruit esters alongside some pale, toasted, and toffee-like malts, a bit of mineral character, and mild, fairly indistinct hop bitterness. Aftertaste is pleasant, a mix of mild hop bitterness, fruity esters, and pale malts.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with mid-level carbonation that foams this up slightly on the palate, resulting in a slightly creamy, but still smooth overall mouthfeel. Finish is mostly dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 01:54:30 | More by falloutsnow
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gopens44

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -47.9%

08-14-2012 20:22:30 | More by gopens44
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-06-2012 00:50:48 | More by scootercrabb
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-22-2012 17:36:00 | More by enelson
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EGolfer4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-11-2012 23:43:23 | More by EGolfer4
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engberg88

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-10-2012 04:17:57 | More by engberg88
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-20-2012 04:20:18 | More by PeterOrlando92
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twbeecher

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-04-2012 17:24:06 | More by twbeecher
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. There is a batch code printed on the neck but no freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is half copper, half straw; it is light amber, basically. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated quickly to leave a thin lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: A semi-sweet mixture of pale and lightly toasted malts. There is a lot of sweet caramel and a little cocoa. There may also be some adjunct grain in there, too, as well as a little grapefruit or tangerine citrus. It is definitely not a bombastic, hop bomb.

Taste: It is a weak and even balance between the sweet/pale malts and the hops I was expecting from the smell. Caramel and light grapefruit/tangerine citrus. It leaves a light, bitter aftertaste coating the mouth after each sip. As it continues to warm, though, the hops become much more prominent and drastically change my opinion of the beer.

Drinkability: It is a decent little brew. It is not big or bombastic, but adequate.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 04:16:52 | More by TheQuietMan22
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-01-2012 01:11:49 | More by Kunstman
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warnerry

Michigan

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No bottle date. And a twist-off, like going back in time...

A - Pours a semi-hazy light copper with a lot of fine suspended material and one finger of off-white head. Head dissipated quickly, but leaves some spotty lacing.

S - Smell is slightly floral and quite bitter. Decent biscuit malt presence. Quite subtle overall.

T - More malt in the taste than the smell, again quite biscuity. Mild hop bitterness and a floral aftertaste. Decent.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation and a pleasantly bitter finish. A bit watery.

O - Not sure if this was an old bottle, but it seemed a bit dead. Not offensive in any way, just not much going on. Considering the numerous very good APAs available, I can't see coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 00:11:53 | More by warnerry
U.S. Pale Ale from Capital Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.