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Hop Cream - Capital Brewery

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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-18-2012 17:42:51 | More by NilocRellim
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

06-28-2012 21:49:34 | More by tyleeis
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-21-2013 22:22:58 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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Shawner

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -35%

11-10-2013 15:51:51 | More by Shawner
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

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.

11-05-2012 18:12:42 | More by pmcadamis
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fishkab

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-04-2013 23:42:45 | More by fishkab
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ironwill54


3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-28-2012 20:23:18 | More by ironwill54
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

07-10-2012 22:45:19 | More by dhannes
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-31-2012 20:24:36 | More by GeoCait
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-28-2012 17:00:28 | More by Kunstman
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cyrushire

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -35%

01-31-2013 07:34:10 | More by cyrushire
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-28-2012 04:17:27 | More by tourdot
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emerge077

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

07-28-2012 01:55:35 | More by emerge077
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-20-2012 20:02:05 | More by theminutemen
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troyvar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-25-2012 20:55:19 | More by troyvar
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-05-2012 23:29:40 | More by Tiburon
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2012 03:51:53 | More by enelson
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

05-30-2013 01:47:28 | More by scaliasux
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-30-2013 07:30:06 | More by matjack85
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-20-2012 08:43:26 | More by bigbeers84
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-16-2013 02:58:03 | More by MooseBoose
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1FatJ

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-05-2013 00:03:17 | More by 1FatJ
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

01-21-2014 01:08:04 | More by rlee1390
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MyMindSpray


3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2012 23:24:07 | More by MyMindSpray
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-29-2012 02:38:47 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Hop Cream from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.