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White Cap - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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BA SCORE
82
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73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AmitC on 04-20-2013)
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2013 03:54:29 | More by kylehay2004
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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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zeff80

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2013 23:09:04 | More by zeff80
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hinterland "White Cap"
16 oz. can, no apparent freshness dating
$2.99 @ ABC Fine Wine & Spirits #19, Tampa, FL

Notes: Interesting... truly a witbier & IPA blend. Flavor of wheat/tart lemon with raspy, grassy, and herbal hops. Bitter. Good at first but then bitterness builds, and even with a built up base of wit bier, it has trouble maintaining balance. Dry, hoppy finish lingers. Worth trying.

Serving type: can

07-05-2014 12:23:20 | More by NeroFiddled
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-26-2013 00:00:54 | More by nickfl
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2014 15:24:12 | More by SocalKicks
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed golden with a thin white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus fruits - especially grapefruit and orange.

The taste is of grapefruit and orange with peppery coriander in the finish.
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Zesty and crisp. It is light-bodied, but not watery or thin. Refreshing!

A hoppy, spicy, easy-drinking, refreshing brew!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 20:08:14 | More by jwc215
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

05-18-2013 02:22:48 | More by brandoman63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-25-2013 21:27:19 | More by Gonzoillini
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paid $2.45 for the single at Vintage Estate.

A - A rather dark orange color, clear with a 1/2 inch of head that pulls back to a sticky lace ring. Good lacing.
S - Smells rather hoppy with a bit of wheat and coriander. It's actually quite intense despite the low ABV.
T - Somewhat balanced mostly herbal bittering hops mixed with a sweet malt body.
M - Rather watery but to be expected for such a low ABV. Not great or terrible.

Overall pretty hoppy so I was impressed but it came off like more of a session IPA than a white IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 04:56:10 | More by DrDemento456
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cjgator3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2014 00:15:59 | More by cjgator3
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-19-2014 03:45:55 | More by Lare453
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2013 23:17:12 | More by enelson
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-14-2013 20:47:18 | More by smartassboiler
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-03-2013 02:08:34 | More by MSandahl23
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-26-2013 00:00:44 | More by Lovely85
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 12:25:24 | More by atone315
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-05-2014 00:53:58 | More by budgood1
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-03-2013 03:13:03 | More by richkrull
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

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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shand

Florida

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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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 01:42:00 | More by Kunstman
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2014 04:06:48 | More by LJWalker
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White Cap from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.