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White Cap - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AmitC on 04-20-2013)
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4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it during the beer tasting.

A very nice pour. One finger thick off white head. Straw pale colored. Clear. A few bubbles. Good retention and excellent lacing.

A very nice aroma that is a mix of Belgian type yeasts and very nice floral hops. Strength is strong. Smells really good of strong hops - floral, some citrus and pine.

Taste is of wheat, yeast and bittering hops. Presence upfront is bitter, well balanced middle and a bitter end. Good interplay of texture, sweetness and bitterness. Citrus and floral hops. Finish is dry bitter.

Mouth feel is light to slightly medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. No warmth. Easy to drink. Very sessionable.

A perfect sessionable, smooth and quaffable delicious white IPA that will give even Founders All day run for its money. Excellent stuff. Must try.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 01:57:16 | More by AmitC
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4.39/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

White Cap pours out a hazy yellow-gold color with two fingers of well-retaining head. The aroma is actually very good for the style, there's a strong hop presence with an actual well-integrated Belgian yeast. Again, I'm grading to style because I usually don't like Belgian/White IPAs, but this is much tastier than the majority of them on the market. The Belgian flavors are very present, but very well integrated with the hops, instead of the clash that most of the beers in the style present. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, White Cap is very good in two areas - session and Belgian IPA. One of the best examples of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 18:50:14 | More by shand
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4.24/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - hazy golden with a thin fluffy white head leaving spotty lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, citrus hops, bubblegum, light pine.

T - bubblegum, citrus hops, light spice, Belgian yeast.

M - light side of medium and well carbonated. Lingering hop resin.

D - had a test batch that was more bitter. They dialed this one in nicely. Should make a great summer drinker.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 02:47:40 | More by brewcrew76
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4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a Hinterland tulip
4.2% ABV

A - Underneath it's rocky white cap, an ever-so-slight haze forms over the pale golden beer, reflecting the bottle's label quite well. Jagged lace jets up from the beer creating a rocky silhouette around the glass, completing portrait very well.

S - Dry and crisp, the aroma is hop-forward, with dry hopping bringing freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, pear skin, and pine sap into play with lemon and orange peel citrus. Spicy yeast ester undertones add a charming "white" twist of coriander, clay, and wet grass to the dry pale malt base.

T - White Cap's bright hoppiness continues from the aroma into the flavor without skipping a beat; pine and bold grapefruit juice overwhelm the more subtle of the aroma's nuances of "white" yeast characteristics. White Cap tastes more like an IPA than a Belgian-influenced one.

M - My only complaint, if any, with Hinterland White Cap is the lack of body for how bitter the beer is. This drinks like a bold IPA because there is little balance on the back end. Nice carbonation keeps the crisp, dry beer lively though!

O - White Cap is quite refreshing and wonderfully hoppy in both the aroma and flavor but the hoppiness is a double-edged sword that also becomes taxing with how little body the beer has to support the hoppiness. Sticking with it's "white" theme, which is wonderful in the aroma, I might (if it were my beer) decrease kettle hops and lower the sharp bitterness. It would take this very good beer to new levels of really balancing the Belgian influence with the hops rather than allowing the subtle notes to be overrun. Either way, White Cap is fragrant and bright hoppy beer with tons of character.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 23:18:29 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hinterland White Cap White India Pale Ale. One pint, can. No ABV found, if it's given.

Hazy, clouded, pale yellow, beautiful, crystalline snow-cap head, lace-leaving, long-lasting.

Aroma: Lovely blend of coriander and citrus zest. Ah! Belgian yeast funks it up, too. Not getting anything in the way of hops, really.

Taste: Okay, here they are. Hops are bouncing on top, with the Belgian yeast character and witbier flavorings keeping them company. Medium-bodied, smooth, wheat, malty, with hop bitterness laying low after it's initial pounce. Refreshing, easy-drinking, with enough of a hop bite to keep my taste buds tingling.

Okay, here's another one I liked. More of these, please.

Serving type: can

03-29-2014 22:54:05 | More by feloniousmonk
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This had a lot of promise. I think the label said White IPA. Had it said Belgian IPA (same diff, I guess) I would have been even more enthused. I guess I built my hopes too high. And this is a first beer of the week too, so it should taste real good.

It opens looking a bit straw colored, but with very nice head and lace. A bit hazy, but that is appropriate. The aroma is weak but not foul in any way. Just not out front at all. The taste is also weak. It's nice and bitter, but there isn't any hint of the yeast flavor I want to see in this style. It improves as it warms. The aftertaste is nice and bitter. I like that.

Overall, it would be easy drinking if it weren't bitter and true to the style. It would be more fun if it were more like an American/Belgian or at least a bit yeastier. It's light. I could certainly drink a few of these. One would be nice with a flavorful meal.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 21:32:20 | More by schoolboy
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip

A - Light golden yellow with a 1.5 finger bright "white cap" head. Thin ring remains for the session and spots of lacing dot the glass.

S - Dim citrus, grapefruit, and pine hops. Only a little Belgian yeast and minimal malt.

T - Light, bitter grapefruit and minimal citrus hoppiness. Belgian yeast is very subdued and the malt presence is lacking. Some piney bitter and grapefruit on the finish.

M - Light bodied, made to be an easy drinker. Carbonation is also light. Some minor bitterness lingers.

D - Light sessionable beer, like CW Hop Rise and Founders All Day. Not much Belgian yeast or malt to be found in this, which is intended. Not something I will get again.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 22:12:39 | More by Ri0
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2.51/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wait, this cap is black (save for the yellow Hinterland logo, of course)... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of white, sudsy foam. The nose comprises orange rind, a twist of lemon, and mild funky wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a strong vein of lemon peel up front and plenty of funky citrus, a flavor akin to fungus-laden grapefruit and lemon peels. Suffice it to say, odd and unappealing. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is just a mess of a beer, with flavors that not only don't add up to something I would call a "white IPA", but also don't add up to anything I would call a good or tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 19:04:08 | More by TMoney2591
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1.9/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

appearance n smell appealed me but once i took a sip it was real bitter in a non appealing way. taste like like ur grandma washed ur mouth out with dish soap. im not a picky person love weiss n ipa n this was just not good. if u want a good wheat pale ale check out 80 acre hop wheat or gumballhead.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 07:02:53 | More by Walter12590
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