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Hop Cream - Capital Brewery

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012)
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Reviews by ChimRichels:
Photo of ChimRichels
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Brilliant orange body that is slightly hazy. Only a thin ring of head yet it still manages to leave a good bit of lacing near the top.

S - Big time hops up front. Very resinous and somewhat herbal. Little to no citrus/fruit to speak of. Maybe a little bit fresh bread in the background.

T - A little more fruity than the nose, but not as much of a hop wallop as the nose would have otherwise indicated. Still some pine flavors persist as well as some mild bread notes.

M - Really smooth and easy to drink. Carbonation mild.

O - A solid representative of an under appreciated style. Will purchase again.

ChimRichels, Mar 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -13%

NilocRellim, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

tyleeis, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

IchLiebeBierZu, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Shawner
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dull bronze, slightly cloudy, and topped with a small but persistent head of khaki fizz. Good lace too.

S - True to the name, this is quite hoppy for the style. In a sniff test I would have guessed an APA or English pale ale (due to some floral aspects). Caramel behind the hops. Nice.

T - Metallic, floral, and bitter in an English-bitter sort of way. Again, really hoppy for the style and for some reason this is really giving me a British "Real Ale" bitter vibe.

M - Extremely dry. Starts dry and finishes sararah-dry.... wow. Light and creamy as it should be, but this dryness is really impressive.

This is a really good brew, especially for what I've found in my limited experience to be a relatively ho-hum style. I'm quite impressed.

pmcadamis, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of fishkab
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

fishkab, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -13%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of dhannes
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a Perfect Pint.

A=Dark, rich golden color...creamy two finger head that was very slow to dissipate.

S=Clover honey and citrus and grass. I hate to say it, but it reminds me of the smell of mowing the lawn--cut grass and gasoline.

T=Extreme hop flavor with a sweet backdrop...clearly, Capital is trying to offer an alternative to New Glarus' Spotted Cow, but with more hops. But the hops is a bit too overpowering for my taste and takes it to the extreme for the style. Second half was rather sour and unappealing.

M=First few sips left a film in my mouth, which was not enjoyable. Moderate carbonation. Nice moderate body.

O=This beer got more and more nasty as I got near the bottom. Too sour and too much hops for cream ales.

dhannes, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of GeoCait
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Kunstman, May 28, 2012
Photo of cyrushire
2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

cyrushire, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

tourdot, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sixer that disappeared all too quickly, a couple were shared but this is the last one. Poured into a large tapered mug, it has a frothy head of white foam and a copious amount of drippy lacing. Its body is a bright high clarity orange, a perfect crystalline jewel tone. Lasting head retention.

Citrus rind, light yeast, grapefruit and floral notes in the aroma. Hop forward as the name implies, certainly a welcome addition in a cream ale.

Orange zest, citrus pith, light clean malty notes, crackery and resiny dry finish. Light bodied due to the style, plenty bitter but not a chore to drink like some IPAs (not that style comparisons are necessary). A unique and drinkable cream ale from Capital, nice to see a new seasonal from them.

emerge077, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

theminutemen, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of troyvar
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

troyvar, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Tiburon
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Tiburon, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

enelson, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of scaliasux
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Medium yellow. Slightly hazy, but appears bubbly. Medium tall white foamy head. Good retention.

Smell - Light pale malt. A little corny. Only faint citrusy hops.

Taste - Watery and corny. Finishes with a mild lemony hops. Refreshing if nothing else.

Mouthfeel - Medium, but crisp.

Overall - Not the most inspiring style in the world. And there's not a whole lot about this beer to get excited about. Though the style doesn't necessarily call for it, I expected a bit more hoppiness with a name like Hop Cream.

scaliasux, May 30, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

matjack85, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

bigbeers84, Sep 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

MooseBoose, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of 1FatJ
4/5  rDev +15.9%

1FatJ, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of gspeicher
3/5  rDev -13%

gspeicher, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy almost bright orange. One finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Bread. Malt. A little bit of citrus and orange flavors.

T- Sorta sweet, as the style would suggest. Sweetness is mainly in the form of malt and bread with a tad bit of citrus thrown in as well.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, tad watery.

O-A good cream ale. The style is normally an avoidable one to me but this one was enjoyable but not great.

rlee1390, Jan 21, 2014
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Hop Cream from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.