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Hop Cream - Capital Brewery

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131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 17.92%
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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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Crimsonfloods:
Photo of Crimsonfloods
3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: golden orange, white head, little to no lacing in the pint glass

S: very light on the nose, hops and I smell feint vanilla notes.

T: creamy hoppy, subtle vanilla far in the background, not too much more.

D: very dry finish! I assumed this beer would stick to the inside of my mouth but once it was down it was down. Pretty neat.

O: I don't think I would jump through hoops to try this again, but if it fell in my lap, I'd give it another go! Solid flavor and drinkable.

Crimsonfloods, May 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of NilocRellim
3/5  rDev -13.3%

NilocRellim, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

tyleeis, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

IchLiebeBierZu, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Shawner
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of pmcadamis
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
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 +8.4%

fishkab, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -13.3%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of dhannes
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
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 +1.2%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Kunstman, May 28, 2012
Photo of cyrushire
2.25/5  rDev -35%

cyrushire, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tourdot, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
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 -6.1%

theminutemen, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of troyvar
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

troyvar, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Tiburon
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Tiburon, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

enelson, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of scaliasux
3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +1.2%

matjack85, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bigbeers84, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of MooseBoose
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MooseBoose, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of 1FatJ
4/5  rDev +15.6%

1FatJ, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of gspeicher
3/5  rDev -13.3%

gspeicher, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
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 131 ratings.