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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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3/5  rDev -6%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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2.57/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a light yellow color with a fizzy white head that doesn't last very long. The smell of the beer is of malts and just a touch of citrusy lemon. The taste of the beer was very light, almost watery in flavor, just a little bit of malts in there along with a little bit of hops. The mouthfeel is extremely light and pretty not enjoyable to me. Overall I just wasn't able to get into this brew. Not sure if it was the lack of flavors or what. I won't need to have this one again anytime soon.

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2.68/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, very pale color. Has a large, fizzy head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Lemon comes through strongly in the nose. Has a hint of wheat malt in the background but it's subdued.

Taste: Slightly bitter up front with a lager-esque hoppiness to it. Develops a wheaty, malty, lemony flavor towards the back. All in all, very meh.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean, like a lager.

Drinkability: A pretty drinkable brew but not a very exciting one. Really, there is nothing about this beer to set it apart from anything else. I'd have it again if it were offered to me but I can't see myself buying it again.

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3.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: golden yellow hue; ample carbonation
S: very little smell; whiff of lemon
T: light, sweet; not much depth or breadth to the flavor, which dissipates quickly
M: smooth, perhaps a bit too thin
D: it comes close to lawnmower drinkability

I disliked this beer the first time around; the second time, it proved less distasteful.

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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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3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An average (at best) blonde ale that seems too weak to showcase a pure malt character. But with floral aromas and soft fruitiness, the aroma digs it out of the cellar a bit.

The beer begins with a Blonde-enough look. Striving for a Pilsner stature, the beer falls a bit on the fizzy side and fails to maintain a formitable head. Light lacing as the over-carbonated beer falls flat and lifeless rather quickly.

Soft floral notes and citrus aromas work well with the soft esters of apples and pears. A harsher sulfur character comes in late and wrecks the pleasantries.

Flavors do much the same: light fruity notes early to accompany a crisp cracker-like malt base. But soon after, the beer weakens and the sulfurs give a heavy match-stick flavor that also interferres with texture. Hop bitterness seems approprite and aids in the citrusy ester profile and dryness.

Soft and smooth early with roughness and thinness comming into play later. Grainy finish and weak aftertaste cuts the beer short.

This is probably the same beer as the Strawberry Blonde but without the strawberry character, the hops give better balance and consistency to the beer.

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2.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear with a very light orange color. Less than a finger of white head that does not have much retension. Little bit of lacing on the glass. Lemon dominating both the nose and taste. Light feel with this beer and a medium amount of carb. Tiny bit of malt sweetness present which makes the lemon taste a bit more tolerable. I guess one could categorize this beer along with all the other "lawnmower beers" that you could really appreciate after a day of work in the summer heat.

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2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had Pete's Wicked Ale before and didn't care for it. Here is my review of their summer seasonal.

A: Pours a really clear golden color. Some bubbles coming from the bottom. Head dissipated very quickly. No lacing.

S: Doesn't smell very appetizing. Smells pretty metallic with hints of sweetness and hints of earthy malts.

T: Tastes a bit better than the smell. I get a lot grain in the flavor. Some wheat. There is also a bit of licorice in the flavor as well. There is sopposed to be lemon in here, but it is very well hidden. You only get a hint of it. Pretty average overall.

M: Pretty light bodied and somewhat watery. Decent carbonation. Very clean finish. Almost no aftertaste.

D: Well, it does go down like water. Probably the high point of the beer. Somewhat refreshing. Flavor won't keep you coming back for more, but its got decent dinkability.

Overall, this is a very mediocre beer. Nothing stands out about this brew and it only has a little bit more character than the typical macro beers.

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Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.19 out of 5 with 135 ratings
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