Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale | Pete's Brewing Company

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Pete's Wicked Rally Cap AlePete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale

Brewed by:
Pete's Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by kbub6f on 04-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 118
Reviews by orcasteve:
Photo of orcasteve
2.55/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

poured good with a slight head. the lemon gets lost, the taste quickley fades, the smell is bland and the flavor is blander. ther was a slight hint of spice but it gets lost aswell. i expected a little more form pete's one of these is enough for me.

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Photo of oberon
3.62/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Took this to a bbq last night needing something to offset all the macros,man was it hot and this beer held up great.Pours a light golden with a this wispy head,I picked up a decent aroma of freshly cut grass and some hay perfect summer smell.Taste was subtle but with a nice grassy note with a lemony hint in the fish it melded pretty well.Hey Petes brews are not great but this was really nice and recieved compliments from macro lager drinkers.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – The beer poured a lovely light yellow with nice effervescence and a gorgeous, deep, lacing, head. The head was thick and long-lasting. Very nice.

Smell – The soft grain was complimented by a nice, easy orange sweetness.

Taste – The grain came out harsh at the taste. The finish especially was difficult to bear and bulldozed the light caramel and toffee flavors.

Mouthfeel – The ale is light to medium in the body with some delicate carbonation.

Drinkability – For me, the poor finish spoiled this otherwise decent offering from Pete’s Brewing.

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Photo of generallee
3.11/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Petes Wicked Ales were some of the first craft/non-Bud style beers that started me on the road to realy good beer.This one has a light straw yellow color with a light fizzy white head which fades out quickly. The aroma has faint pale maltiness and a slight touch of tangy lemon. The flavor mirrors the aroma and offer a light thin easy drinking body. This makes for an ok summer beer but not one I would seek out.

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Photo of Billolick
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating. Nice Baseball theme label. Pours light golden straw in color. Light fluffy white head, leaves well developed lacing. Light, refreshing brew. Straw/hay nose. Bready notes, finishes dry with some citrus. decent summer brew. Mowed the lawn before sundown and enjoyed sucking down a few of these babies.

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Photo of LyonsHead
3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pale orange with a think white head that disappeared quickly and left no lacing.

S: Good malty base with a heavy whiff of wheat and lemon. Oddly enough Im getting some of that dark crystal malt fruit character in the nose (maybe its just a touch of munich)

T: very caramel sweet with a pretty distinct bready flavor (im convinced it was munich I was smelling earlier. There isn't a great deal of lemon flavor but rather something I would just classify as citrus (its hop flavor, its not actual lemon as the label indicates)

M: light body, finishes a touch sweet. A dryer finish would lend itself better to the hops and may balance this beer out a bit more.

D: This beer confused me, It looks like a light pale ale, it smells like a summer beer, but my overall impression was that of an out of style marzen. not bad overall, kind of feel like it has an identiy crisis goin on

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Photo of ADR
2.45/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Dark gold appearance, clear as a bell. Big white head falls down pretty quickly. Patches of crystalline laces on the glass. Sugary aroma, just a bit of lemon comes through on a big sniff. Mouthfeel is pretty decent and the caarbonation level is lower than I expected. Starts sweetish and non-descript, but moves to a queesy and strange bitternerss, almost like green tea with sour lemon. Lots of sharpness at the close and this beer also leaves me with an unpleasant bite in the swallow. Sort of odd and not an easy-going American Wheat-added brew for me, in many ways its not a good take on the old Pete's Wicked Summer Brew which was just completely innocuous.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

First of all this is an American wheat ale, secondly it's not horrible. Appearance: Deep golden hay color with a large highly carbonated white head leaves nice lacing. Aroma: Pale malts and sharp wheat malts evident touch of lemon citrus and grassy hops nice brew. Taste: Wheat malt are blended nicely here giving a bit of a banana and clove flavor in the mix but the lemon citrus note does well with the flavor really not bad at all, malts are sweet the grassy hops complement this beer. Mouthfeel: Light bodied texture but higher carbonation still good for the summertime. Drinkability: I would recommend this if it's available at the ballpark over any mass produced lager what a refreshing beer nice golden wheat ale.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.15/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a deep yellow colored body that is clear with a strong bubble mat of effervescent and a creamy off-white head that last for a bit.

S- The smell of pale malt is complimented by a spicy hops and a soft earthy citrus hop note. The smell is pretty light overall.

T- The taste of pale malt has a watery taste with a faint green hops flavor that turns bitter and lemony at the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel that is a bit watery and a fizz texture in the finish.

D- This beer has some nice dry crisp flavors but they are very light and watery. It doesn't need more depth just more of the flavors that it already has.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale

Appearance- light yellow with a thin white head.
Smell- wheat and lemon. Very light
Taste- Watery with a hint of grassy hops, wheat, and lemon.

Overall- an O.K. summer beer. Serve it up COLD on a HOT day. I've had much better though.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a big soapy head that takes a while to chill out, and a good bit of lace shows up in its wake. The head is feed by rapid bubble action. Color is a clean and clear gold.

First whiff of this is pretty lager-y, on the mineral side. Further smells reveal lemon and floral hops.

Flavors are light, quenching, and well-balanced. Airy fruit sweetness, honey, easygoing flowery hops, and a very slight toastiness in back.

Mouthfeel shows one of the lightest, airiest beers I've ever experienced. It's got "session summer beer" written all over it. Light grass/honey finish.

Nothing insanely great, but a solid choice for an easy-drinking, low-ABV summer quencher, packing just enough character and flavor to pull it through.

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Photo of cokes
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brassy golden yellow under a fluffy white capping that hastily peters out.
Exits the bottle with false Cascade perfumes. All citric rind and faux-hoppy. After it rests in the glass, a lime essence is still manifest with traces of grain and lemon drops.
Pils (-esque) maltiness upfront. A touch grainy and rather dry. Sweetens unnecessarily through the middles with a fake-leaning sugared lemon rind sense. Dries again towards the finish with an appropriate lemon-herb bitterness. But it's altogether too light, as that lemon candy lingers on.
Light bodied and brainlessly drainable. The lemon infusion is not completely obnoxious, but the same effect has been done better with less in many kolsches and golden ales.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.66/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pete's Rally Cap Ale delivers a refreshing and quenching golden ale that's differentiated by its splash of citrus. It's clear golden body rests gently beneath a full head of creamy white foam that holds well and leaves some very nice lace about the glass. The nose is distinctly citrusy (lemon, lime) over a mild maltiness; leaving it not particularily interesting but clean and inviting. It's delicately crisp on the tongue and smooth in the swallow with a medium-light body and moderate carbonation level. The flavor is more-or-less as the nose would lead you to believe with the exception that there's more malt and less lemon present. It's very much like a lightly bittered pilsner with a touch of citrus thrown in to help balance it. And it works... it's balanced nicely and finishes clean with some very short-lingering malt that's replaced by an almost equally short-lingering dull citrus character. It's tartness always remains sublime, and if anything, its low-level bitterness can allow it to become a bit "sweet" after a few; but overall it's not a bad summer beer. Perfect for camping trips, fishing, and days in the sun!

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Photo of ElGordo
2.97/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale, clear golden with a stark white head. Stays pretty still after it's poured (low carbonation). Puzzling nose of lemon, light hops, and some astringency. More light citrus on the palate, with a nice balance between the toasted caramel malt and the muted Mt. Hood hops. Creamy body. Not bad, but different than what I look for in a summer beer.

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Photo of RickS95
2.61/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thin white head; beer is straw colored, hazy. Hint of lemon in the nose, but not overpowering like other summer ales.

Most a flat mouthfeel, nothing going on. Doesn't really taste like a beer; tastes like a bad carbonated but flat lemon drink.

I could see this being refreshing in the heat. Has limited finishing qualities as a beer, it seems to cleanse the palate, but that's about it.

Another swing and a miss for Pete.

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Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of bditty187
3.11/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear, gold in hue with just a slight highlight of coppery-amber. There is a wee bit of animation slowly dancing towards the head, which is white in color, bubbly, and one finger in height. The head retention was good; it took a few moments before it started to fade to a tight cap. The subsequent lacing was spotty but prevalent. The nose doesn’t say much; I can detect a suggestion of sweet malts with some grain, lemon, and grass at the back. The potency isn’t that strong. As a whole, the bouquet is pleasant but lackluster. Close too apathetic but I’ll call it barely inviting. I drank this straight from the DFB, once it warmed up the nose developed a buttery aroma, weak but noticeable, cooler the better. The palate is zesty and refreshing, as expected in a summery beer like this. Upfront is a mix of sweet malts and some buttery flavors that seem to be in all Pete’s beers. The middle allows the development of some lemony, grassy flavors, grainy too. The finish is clean and relatively hoppy. The bite is stronger than the flavor. Sweet and grainy aftertaste that really hurts the positive impressions the palate gives off at the start. It sure seems like all of Pete’s beers fall apart by the end. I guess that is why I don’t by this brand anymore. Medium-light in body, moderately high carbonation that is appropriate for the style, the mouthfeel is pleasant and fitting for this beer. Rally Cap is drinkable, so is water. Obviously this beer is to be consumed fast on a hot day. Like after yard work or on a boat or something. I baulked at a six-pack a few times but I decided not to pass up a single 12-ounce bottle for $1.80. In a pinch I could drink this but I won’t be buying it in the future.

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Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of JamLand
3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.42/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a brilliantly, clear bright orange with a thin, fizzy micro-bubbly layering that quickly dissipated. Visible carbonation was light.

S: simple and sweet with creamy oranges and vanilla.

T: The initial flavor yielded much the same, fresh oranges and vanilla hints dominating from the start. There was a nice smooth, creamy caramel and creaminess to the overall flavor. Actually one of their better beers ive had by them.

M: medium viscosity, was creamy and soft with a light carbonation and a nice touch of vanilla-oranges on the finish.

D: Moderate drinkability and definitely one of their better brews. Worth at least a shot.

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Photo of bonbini26
3.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

This ale is probably my favorite summer brew. This ale has a smooth, clean, anf refreshing taste. Great on a hot summer day to cool off. Finish has a hint of lemon. Light in overall flavor, color and smell, but it is a summer brew so that is almost expected.

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Photo of philbe311
3.17/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours gold, a little head that quickly dissipates...

S - Subdued lemon scent mixed with malt and hops... Maybe even a very faint presence of ginger...

T - Lemon presence is noticeable right away... Grainy hop undertones... Weaker than I would like...

M - Light bodied and dry... Refreshing... Nice mouthfeel for a summer brew...

D - Nothing to right home about, but I could enjoy a few on a warm summer evening... Not case worthy, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered one in the future...

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Photo of waetzman
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This isn't one of the more complex beers I ever drank, but it is one that I can comfortably say is enjoyable on a hot & humid afternoon. It's got a light color, a crisp, light taste and slightly sweet & lemonly aftertaste. I guess the best way I can discribe it is as a 'Lawnmower' beer; something that's good for cooling down, but not a beer for a night out with friends

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Photo of BeerSox
3.27/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into mug.

Clear amber hue with an eggshell white head that slowly dissolves to a thin bubbly cap. Stringy stacked lacing.

Husky malt aromas combined with hints of a citrusy sweet lemon scent.

Watery malts give way to a sweet flavor, along with a lemon twang. The finish is clean with maybe a little lemon hanging around.

Not much to this beer except for maybe a little lemon flavoring, sort of like a fresh lemon wedge in your ice water at a restaurant. Good summer beer.

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Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
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