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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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5/5  rDev +44.5%

Nofear048, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of bitter
5/5  rDev +44.5%

bitter, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

tyleeis, Jun 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

KC9LDB, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Pyedog
4.7/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a new brewery in the Florida Panhandle so I gave it a try. Really surprizing flavor...yes, a very well balanced hoppy cream ale. You should try this if you are a fan of either of these...who isn't? This is a very drinkable offering from Capital City Brewery (good job Kirby)...gonna get some more while I can!

Pyedog, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of joewheeler06
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

joewheeler06, Jun 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

scninmer08, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of kanno
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

kanno, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Hoploaf
4.48/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If you love hops, but are tired of how hops have become so overused as to make many beers off balance, then I suggest trying Hop Cream. I first tried it when it was just an experimental creation that was on tap at Capitol's beer garden. I was hooked on the first sip by the mellow hop flavor and the creamy head. This is one easy drinking GOOD beer.

Hoploaf, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of martyl1000
4.45/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Totally impressed by this beer. What little I was expecting of a cream ale is upon need by the awesome balance of hop bitterness and malt smoothness. If you took Spotted cow and I ejected some hop flavor, you'd get this .. incredibly refreshing. Wonderful aroma.

martyl1000, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

MarshMan71, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Strix
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark yellow with a frothy head. Crisp green pepper and grapefruit notes atop something not unlike Spotted Cow. A beer like this is presumably not in Capital's lager-comfort-zone, but I feel like they pulled it off nicely. Nicely balanced, and compared to most cream ales I've had, the hops add a nice burst of flavor. Only picked up a single, will have to look for more. This, along with Lakefront's Wisconsinite, may become go-to summer beers.

Strix, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of jokemon
4.23/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer from capitol brewing. Picked this up on my way back to IL from WI.

Just like the bottle says there is a very good upfront hop presence that fades into a smooth tasty finish.

It pours a nice creamy head as well. Note: If you are looking for a super hoppy beer this is not it, this is more for people that like hops in smaller quantities.

jokemon, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of shand
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's strange, but I'm actually pretty excited about this one. I love Cream Ales, and wouldn't mind one with a little more of a hop kick. Hop Cream pours out a slightly hazy orange with two fingers of persistent head. The aroma is nice, with grassy and floral hops over the cream ale base. The taste is very good, it's got a nice amount of floral and grassy hop flavors at first, with a light and creamy finish. Basically a tastier riff on the cream ale formula as far as I'm concerned. It's not going to give you the hop flavor that an IPA will, but it's a great amount to still keep the cream ale character in place. The mouthfeel is light and creamy, and the drinkability is great. Overall, this is a superb cream ale. It provides more hop flavor than average, which really makes this a more interesting beer. A great session beer that I'll be sure to revisit next summer if it's still around.

shand, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No bottle dating that I can see.
Nice green grassy hop aroma, with an English ale presentation that is enjoyable. Just enough malt to fill out the base.
Slightly cloudy golden amber with a smaller, but very creamy and very white head. Drippy lacing throughout the glass.
Nice and soft but hop forward flavor. Just a bit of toasty crunch to the malt. Hop flavors match the aroma, with a noticeable but soft bittering and a pleasing lingering on the finish.
Smooth for a lighter bodied ale. Moderately carbonated but it lends a soft character and doesn't disrupt the smoothness.
This is another good addition to the local cream ale scene. It competes well with the others with an additional twist to make it unique.

garymuchow, Nov 04, 2012
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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
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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Soft glowing orange color, not quite copper, with a weeee bit of haze. The finger tall head fell quickly but it was bright and white with tiny little bubbles.

S: Sweet vanilla and bread crust nose with a subtle noble hop aroma.

T: A malty sweet start to this beer with a vanilla vibe along with cream and bread. As the beer chugs along down the tounge a noticable hop flavor comes though making an interesting contrast to the start. The finish is sweet just like the begining.

M: Crisp and clean with a dry finish and low carbonation.

O: This is one of my go to summer beers to bring to a cook out or family gathering. Its an easy drinking beer with enough hop flavor and complexity to make it interesting.

guityler83, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

1FatJ, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Espy30, Dec 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Klimm, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

elec, May 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

AmandaSchaefer, May 18, 2013
Photo of match1112
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

as i pour this into a pilsner glass a thick creamy head forms immediately on top of a rising bright golden orange body. thick clumps of lacing are left from top to bottom in the glass. very good looking beer. taste and smell are very floral and hoppy with some bread and cracker in the background. mouthfeel is a little creamy with a nice hop bite to it, clean finish. nice cream ale, will buy more during the hot months.

match1112, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

EGolfer4, Jul 08, 2012
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Hop Cream from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.