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

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 04-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light malts, some hops and a touch of lemon.

T: The taste starts out bready and a little sweet with flavors of lemon and some spice. Then a decent hops presence follows to provide a pretty decent balance. The after-taste is a little bready and sweet and it actually retains a nice amount of hoppiness.

M: Smooth and pretty crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not very filling, seems like a good choice for a “lawnmower beer” or a “BBQ beer”. I could drink several of these continuously. I wasn’t expecting too much from this beer but I actually found it to be pretty good.

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Photo of zeff80
3.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out an orange/amber color with a white, one-finger head. No lace at all.

S - It smelled of malt and grasses.

T - It tasted very sweet. The lemon was very noticeable with the malt. The hops were understated.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light to medium-bodied beer.

D - This is an okay beer. Nothing fabulous but it would make a good session beer.

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

Appearance is light golden in color with an off white crisp head. Smell and taste of pale malts with a citrus aroma and flavor that has a tang to it, having a light-medium mouthfeel. Though drinkable it doesn't seem to have the balance in making it go down smooth, Probably not one I would readily buy again.

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Photo of billybob
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear golden amber color with a one inch white head that fades quickly to a ring on the glass with a small amount of lacing. some floral and citrus aromas. grainy malt up front with a lemon tangy finish. crisp light to medium mouthfeel with a tangy after taste. would be a good summer session beer.

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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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Photo of jclzony
2.55/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Found nothing special about this beer. Very faint, if even detectable, traces of wheat and lemon essence. The body was medium-light with lively carbonation and a watery texture. It contained a sweet grainy malt aroma, minimal grassy hops and bland with a taste, stale faint herbal bitterness in a not much of any finish. Not my idea of refreshing.

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Photo of tonistruth
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- golden straw, fizzy, thin foamy two finger white head, really good retent, film on glass, settles to ring

S- crisp, sweet, floral, clean sterile scent

T- sweet and malty with a sharp lemon twang at the finish, wheat detectable in there. more tasty than usual golden ale. Simple summer brew

M- crisp, smooth, and light bodied. carbonation looks like it be higher than it realy is.

D- easy drinking summer brew with a twist. nothing great but holds its own for what its trying to be. Worth a shot in the summertime.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy yellowish, with an orange hue. Small head of white carbonation bubbles down to a thin layer of foam over the top of the beer. Some lace.

S: Fresh. Citrusy grapefruit notes, with light buttery malts. Some banana esters and cloves, too.

T: Light malts and sweet citrus blend together with a hint of hops. Mild cooked grain elements blend toward the finish. A sourness is washed away with a seltzer water like flavor.

M: Mild and light on the palate. Some carbonation, but not much.

D: Not bad. Would make for a nice summer day brew.

Notes: An average Blonde Ale. Nothing less, nothing more.

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Photo of Neehan
3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, pure gold with a moderate sized head and leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass. Citrusy smell with a comination of oranges and lemons and just a touch of hops and a bit of honey. A good taste mixed with the lemony citrus (like it says on the bottle) complimented with some hops. Very sweet. A very mild mouthfeel that is complete and well-balanced.

About half-way through the 2nd I thought this was going to be an oustanding session beer. However, it's just too sweet for that. 2-3 max.

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Photo of guinnessfan
3.4/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into Das Festhaus pint

A: Clear, golden blonde, as expected, with a very subtle amber hue. Two fingers of head that quickly dissipates. Very little lacing.

S: Not much, mild floral/citrus smell, but almost non-existant.

T: Watery, mild hops, timid citrus.

M: Thin, crisp, somewhat carbonated. Refreshing though.

D: Goes down easy like water, but better. Very sessionable, clean, crisp and refreshing. A good beer to pound at a local Harrisburg Senators game on a hot day.

Not a great beer, but very drinkable. Much better choice for a draught than most macro brews. Nice little summer brew.

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Photo of Freshie
2.28/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On-Tap at the Riviera in Bridgewater.

Clear golden body with slight crabonation, and a light frothy head that soon clings to the sides of the glass with decent lacing.

Smells of tart fruit.

The taste is just bad. The fruity malt is over-ripe, and gives way to a stale biscuity aftertase, and is a bit much to handle.

Not really impressed with this one.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.23/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I picked up a six pack of Rally Cap at a grocery store while on a three-day two-night trailer trip in North Idaho. I had not seen this beer in my area. I poured this beer in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a nice gold color and is clear. A one-finger bubbly head forms, but dissipates quickly to a thin ring around the glass. The head produces little lacing.

The smell is a bit floral. There are some fruity esters and citrus aromas.

The taste is a little grainy, like cereal, up front, some citrus flavor along side, with a mild hop finish. The flavors are not particularly interesting or complex.

The mouth feel is light, crisp and a little watery. The beer is moderately carbonated.

This is a drinkable beer, but not an outstanding one. I’ve had better blonde ales. But his one is a nice summer beer.

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

My Baseball Tonight pre-beer. Fitting? Only if it tastes good. Light golden yellow body with a small, zesty, off-white head. Nose is fruity with sweetish grains and a small hop dollop. Sweet generic, lagery malt. Light fruitiness. A hint of citrus maybe? Vague hop bitterness. Light bodied with a dry finish. Not bad, but forgettable.

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Photo of DogFood11
2.56/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured contents into a long stemmed pilsner glass it formed a tight, white head that leaves DNA with every pull. Fairly pale in color but it has some amber towards the core, and fine carbonation. Not bad to look at.

I'd say this is your standard blonde ale. It has all the qualities one would expect, a light malted brew that has some light fruitiness deep in the backdrop. Caramel creeps into the picture and is every so slightly whisped away by some subtle citrus towards the finish. It fails to finish very crisp or clean in my book and it has a metallic twinge in there to boot.

Notes: I've got an open mind to this style and I think there has to be some good examples out there. Someone make a good Blonde PLEASE!! Seems like it would be a nice refreshing brew if done w/ some imagination.

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Photo of Vancer
3.59/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, lite amber pour with a smallish white head. Died rather quickly.

Very woody and earthy in the aroma and taste. Some nutty nuisances in there also. Fairly plain, but tasty brew.

Dry and crisp, for a blond ale this is above average, but not top of the line stuff. On a hot day, you could enjoy several of these, even with a solid 5% riding on it.

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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 Phatz
3.06/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To me this is pretty much a straightforward (borderline boring) American Blonde Ale. It is smooth thin and light with a bitter finish so if you need something to cool off with in the summer this will suffice it is simply lacking a bit in luster.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold color with an off white head.

Smell: The aroma is like wet wheat and pale malts with a hint of sour hops.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Thin and clean with not much to it until the surge of sugar at the finish and the sour aftertaste.

Drinkability: This is not bad or exciting it lies write on the line as an average decent beer. Suitable for refreshment more than contemplation.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of kbnooshay
3.97/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last night at MacGregors. This came to me with virtually no head. The body was a deep gold. The smell was barely there, but it was sweet and wheaty with a tiny hint of citrus in there. Not as much citrus in the flavor as I would expect but this is so wheaty and tasty. Kinda tastes like a creamier Heineken with a hint of lemon and blueberries. Reminds me also of a Hoegarden because for some reason I always thought that it tasted like blueberries. Whatever I guess I am a crackhead. This goes down SO easy! The mouthfeel is kinda creamy but nice and light. I could pound a hundred of these whether it be on a hot summers day or whenever.

Nothing too complex, but when a beer like this comes around that is so clean, happy and refreshing you have to commend it.

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Photo of MattBrooks
3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy shade of yellow with a small head. This beer has really changed over the years, something I think is due in a major way to the many changes in ownership. It is rather light in body and taste with minute flavors of what I'm sure was supposed to be lemon. With its easy drinkability, it would make a pretty good yard work brew, but other than that there isn't too much going on here. The finish was quick and light as well.

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Photo of brentk56
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear light copper color with a small head that leaves a few dots of foam on the side of the glass

Smell: A touch of grain and lemon; vague indication or wheat beer aroma

Taste: Starts out rather doughy; after the swallow there is a touch of grainy bitterness and a spritz of lemon on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not much of interest going on here; neither offensive nor beckoning although the warmer this beer gets the worse it tastes

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Photo of InDreams
3.57/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear, golden-amber color, with a finger-width head that disappeared pretty quick to leave a bit of lacing and a nice white crown. Nothing exceptional but certainly fits the style.

Smell: Can't help but catch the citrus here. Lemony just like the bottle says, with perhaps a hint of orange peels. Reminds me of a wheat beer somewhat, although I suppose that's to be expected if they used some wheat malts too. Pretty pleasant. (on further reflection, I'm thinking kinda yeasty as well)

Taste: Quite nice, smoothe and overwhelmingly citrusy. Definitely pick up on the wheat malts, and there's something of a sweetness from the malts that matches with the citrus-sourness. Aftertaste lingers, kinda yeasty. Certainly refreshing as the label advertises.

Mouthfeel: The bite of the carbonation is pretty mild, otherwise the beer has a nice light body and goes down real smooth.

Drinkability: I'm sure I've had better, but for what it is, it's pretty good, and very easy to drink. Light, crisp lemony taste, makes for a good summer brew. Wouldn't mind chilling out on the porch fighting the summer heat with a couple of these. It's everything you expect it to be as a Blonde Ale, so give it a try.

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

Poured a medium amber color with massive white puffy head. Smell is mildly citrusy (lemon) Lemon is light and refreshing and the slight lemon taste gives a very pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink, Nice hot summer afternoon beer.Very drinkable.

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Photo of danielharper
2.87/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased from Vulcan Beverage, Birmingham, AL.

A: Pours light orange, slight yellow undertones. Very thin white head.

S: Sweet, citrusy aroma. Notes of lemon. Slight yeast. No hops.

T: Smooth, clean lemony flavor. Some yeast on aftertaste.

M: Thin, somewhat enjoyable for-style.

D: Not much on my account, but a good summer beer for hot weather.

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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 Mebuzzard
3.58/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass.
A medium golden color, with not much of a head. Aroma of malt and citrus. Taste was moderate ale; not too light not too thick.
A bit thick for a blonde. Citrus hops makes it a bit crisper than it looks, but not enough to quench that thirst.
Otherwise, easy drinking and a good feel to it.

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Pete's Wicked Rally Cap Ale from Pete's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 6.7% out of 100 with 135 ratings
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