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

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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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Reviews: 118 | Ratings: 135
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear medium amber with a dirty white head that has decent size and texture. It's a little creamyfrothy as it falls and lays down a more than respectable amount of lace. The nose is of lightly toasted grain with the barest hint of lemon. Not bad.

The flavor is fair-to-middlin' at best. It's supposed to be made with a mixture of pale and wheat malts, but I don't appreciate much wheatiness. The beer is decently toasted malty and contains a mildly bitter hop bite that gives it some semblance of balance. Sometimes I think I get a faint echo of lemon on the finish and sometimes I swear it's not there. While it would be unlikely to move it into the good category, a little more lemon is just what this brew needs.

At first I thought that this was just Pete's Wicked Summer Brew with a different label, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Even though PWRCA isn't great beer, it is an improvement on Summer Brew. Rally Cap Ale falls short of victory, but it isn't an error-filled blowout loss either.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
2.33/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer with my brunch--a good choice for a brunch, but I would not get it again. It's far too light and sweet for my palate. The citrus flavors made me think I was having a mamosa with my brunch. It poured with a deep, but thin head. The bartender atually had trouble pouring the beer. The color was a cloudy yellow. Overall, the flavor was sweet and citrusy with non-existent hops and bitters.

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Photo of Billolick
3.63/5  rDev +13.4%
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 SixpointJMH
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

this brew could be a turing point for pete's...and for the good. now, this is by no means a great beer. it's merely above average, but it's better than most, if not all of the brews that have been churned out by pete's in the past few years. it pours a crisp looking golden colour with a nice fluffy white head. stickiness isn't half bad either. the smell is quite summery: lemon, grain and a juicy sweetness. the flavour here is sweeter and more full than expected. it starts of with wheat and grain and some notice of hops, then goes into a sweet juicy lemon flavour which is balanced and flattened a bit by the grain again at the finish. simple, but tasty and certainly not bad. the mouthfeel is a bit bland and flat, but other than that, this one is a decent choice for a basic summer brew or even as a slightly tasty palate cleanser.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.65/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

One inch of cream-colored, foamy, bumpy, noisy head on a clear, dark gold beer. Some nice, sourish fruit in the nose. Citrus and pepper in the front lead to a fruity, light caramel middle. Kind of creamy. Finishes bitter, with some nice toast and alcohol. Not bad at all: fruity, bitter, a little spicy. Fairly light, but that's the point, I guess.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.85/5  rDev -10.9%
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 Rio
3.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Built this into a six-pack I picked up a week or so back. Drank the others, just hadn't gotten around to this one yet. Pours a nice golden color, slightly hazy, with a small head that faded away to a ring around the edge and a bit still across part of the beer. The smell really hit me at first. Strong and sharp. Reading some of the other reviews to try to get a handle on what this smell is (I'm not very good at recognizing some of them myself), I'm guessing this is the wheat smell. Made sense after I read that, as it does kind of remind me of the unfiltered wheat smell, but just much sharper. The sharpness of the smell did seem to taper off after it had a chance to settle, but a little too strong at first for my taste.

Decent taste to it. I can pick up a little hint of lemon, I think, in the taste. Nice, slightly creamy mouthfeel to it, with some good carbonation still. Over all, a good beer. I don't mind drinking it, but it's really not my favorite. I guess, by the name, I was expecting an ale, and this seems to be more of an wheat beer. Decent for a wheat beer, but not great.

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Photo of oberon
3.62/5  rDev +13.1%
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 jdhilt
3.06/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a two-finger bubbly white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Nose is slightly malty. Light bodied. Medium-strong carbonation. Starts with hints of lemon, finishes hoppy, good summer ale. $1.65 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, Ma.

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Photo of vitesse
2.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle.

comes with an ugly baseball-themed label. yawn.

overall, it's not a BAD beer at all, though. a bit of a jumbled, mixed-bag, but there are some redeeming qualities.
the appearance is super pale straw yellow. absolute clarity. very little head. looked like a pils.

lots of fruity esters came through in the nose and in the flavor. very estery it seemed like to me. no hoppiness or pilsener-style dryness at all. mouthfeel is a bit thin. not much body on this one.

it's a somewhat thirst-quenching beer, but i think i would have preffered a few less fruity, ale-like characteristics from such a thin, pale beer.

overall it's a decent beer, but not going to rattle anyone's world anytime soon. probably fits the golden ale style fairly well.

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Photo of nixhecks
3.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear straw yellow color with a tiny white foamy head, what head there was had decent retention. Aroma is very strong with lemons and citrus hops, along with a hint of wheat and yeast. Flavor was also strong with lemon, while a strong malt characteristic kind of fought for control. Finished dry and hoppy. Carbonation was very effervescent, I could feel gases in my nose. Mouthfeel was light and a little bit overcarbonated, but not bad. Overall this brew seemed quite a bit off-balance and was not as easy drinking as I expected. It isn't that it was extremely bad or anything, but nonetheless I wasn't too impressed.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Crystal-clear brassy golden color with a medium-sized off-white head, which retains well. Carbonation rises slowly in dense streams of fine bubbles. Lots of finely-beaded broken lace.

Aroma: Somewhat grassy light malt aroma with lesser notes of lemon hops.

Taste: Begins with a distinct burst of bitter lemon, followed by a mild wave of sweet malt. Finishes with a slight, but lingering metallic hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Zesty carbonation combined with a smooth, velvety texture, quite nice for the style.

Drinkability: A wonderfully refreshing hot-weather beer, suitable for those Saturday afternoons spent mowing the lawn. I dislike the warmer months, but this beer offers some solace to those of us who prefer cool breezes and gray skies.

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Photo of Gavage
2.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light gold in color with a thin 1/2" head. No lacing. The aroma was no where to be seen. The taste was of rather dull as some light malt flavors were there along with mellow citrus tone of lemon or grapefruit and some mild bitterness.

The mouthfeel was mildly crisp and clean as the carbonation levels were good. This is a lighter bodied ale. Expected a little more on the flavor front here, so drinkability is average as boredom sets in quickly with this.

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Photo of scriabin
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As others have pointed out this is indeed more of a wheat beer than an ale, but who's keeping score. The beer pours a bit thin and doesn't have much of a head. The smell isn't the greatest and is a bit acrid, but in my opinion smell is a poor indicator of taste. The taste overall is sweet with some floral overtones, and is a bit bitter, but bitter is fine by me. Overall, a decent wheat beer that's worth a second trip.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.46/5  rDev +8.1%
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 powoo19
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has to be the Spring Ale..It has the same taste with the hints of lemon and citrus and is as smooth and easy as the Spring ale.
I do enjoy Pete's anyway and this was a nice way of presenting the Spring ale in a new bottle (I am a fan of the Pete's bottle art).
A smooth lite taste and a nice finish makes this beer very drinkable for the upcoming season.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This suspiciously tastes like the old spring ale. Pete's, like a lot of other breweries, appear to have eliminated their Spring beers this season.
Appearance-Pours a golden yellow, with a thick white head.
Smell-A lot of lemon, but also vanilla and some floral accents.
Taste-Hoppy lemon
Mouthfeel--Slightly bitter lemon. Would be good with shellfish
Drinkability--Not as good as expected. I could have one or two. Something called "Rally cap" would make you think that 6-7 could be consumed while watching a good baseball game.

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Photo of Gusler
2.7/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beers as in disembarks from the 12 ounce brown bottle a transpicuous and bright gold color, the head is mediocre and bright white in color with the resultant lace a white satin sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is sweet malt with a hint of lemon, crisp and clean to the senses, start is quite sweet, thinly malted and the top skeletal in feel. Finish has a mild acidity and the hops sparing in their spiciness, quite dry and somewhat lemon tart aftertaste, can’t say it does much for me, but it would make a drinkable summertime beer here in the desert, something to clean the palate before you have a real beer.

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