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Hop Cream - Capital Brewery

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34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 135
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 135
Reviews by ChimRichels:
Photo of ChimRichels
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Shawner
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of pmcadamis
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.08/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of fishkab
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dhannes
3.19/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of GeoCait
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of cyrushire
2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of tourdot
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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Photo of theminutemen
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of troyvar
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Tiburon
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Steve78
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of scaliasux
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MooseBoose
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 1FatJ
4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Hop Cream from Capital Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.