Hop Cream - Capital Brewery
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Reviews by scaliasux:
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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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
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
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
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
Hop Cream from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.