Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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Capt'n Crompton's Pale AleCapt'n Crompton's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with classic Pacific Northwest Cascade, Centennial, Mt. Hood in the boil and dry hopped with more Cascade hops. Cascade aroma dominates the nose, so be sure to sniff it like a wine snob. Plenty of ultra premium Maris Otter malt and three specialty malts give the beer a nice smooth sailing biscuit like aroma and body, some sweetness, well balanced against 5.8% alcohol by volume.

Added by Wasatch on 05-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
88
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Meathead1965
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. Bomber
Classic Series
$3.29 ea.

Pours a cloudy pale copper color, some carbonation, one-finger creamy off-white head, with some sticky lacing and small islands left behind. The nose is hoppy, with a slight caramel malt, very slightly sweet, with some citrus/grapefruit. The taste is hoppy, bitter, slight sweetness, slight citrus note, grapefruit, slight malt. Medium body, the finish is dry and bitter. Would not buy this beer again.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.43/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Three fingers of beige frothy head. Retention is good and moderate amounts of lacing are left.

3.0 S: Bready malts. Earthy and herbal hops with notes of cat piss.

2.0 T: Lots of yeasty breadiness. Not a lot of other flavor aside from a light neutral maltiness. Herbal hoppiness. Light bitterness. Nothing can get through the yeastiness and thus this needs to be cleaner. As it is, it sucks.

3.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy, but also too chewy.

2.0 D: Not a fan of this. I'm finding out that pale ales need to be filtered for me to enjoy them.

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of dragomni
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Crusher
2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of corby112
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with a two finger pillowy white head that very slowly fades into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing coat the glass.

Surprisingly hop forward for a pale ale with resinous oils, pine and tropical/citrus fruit notes. Subtle malt character with caramel, bread and toffee but smells more like an IPA with hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel.

Medium bodied with a slight creamy texture and some tight carbonation up front. Dry and resinous with bitter, sticky hops dominating the flavor. The citrus from the nose is faint, providing little balance but there is a decent malt backbone. Hints of caramel and toffee but the hop profile is one-dimensional making this beer kind of boring. That being said, it's not very pale and much hopper than expected. Decent but looks and smells better than it tastes.

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.11/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Slight hint of pine on the nose against a backdrop of even lighter cereal grain. Not much else to say about this on the aroma.

Light clear orange in appearance with a fluffy white head that laces generously on the glass, often times leaving a whole heap of foam attached to the wall.

Capt. Crompton may want to look up the definition of a Pale Ale. Its more grainy like cereal than hoppy or bitter. It fits the category, but when I drink it all I can think is 'lager', when my mind should at the very least be saying 'ale'. Its light bodied with matching carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing help it out a little bit, but I'd just rather skip this one than buy it again.

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Photo of Zorro
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colored beer nearing the color red. Small white colored head doesn't stick around.

Smells fairly hoppy for a pale ale with a strong cedar wood scent. Malt syrup and pine but also fair grapefruit aroma. Some sandal wood and tea scents, but not strongly.

Starts out dryish with a woody after taste. Good solid hop bite.Flavors of cedar plank and pine with strong tea. Bitterness is in the top 15% for the style, stronger than a lot of AIPAs.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall just an OK pale ale.

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Photo of Braz
3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hazy appearance, could be chill haze. Beefy, fluffy cloud like off white head. Large and small bubbles. Biscuity aromatics with subtle sweetness. Slightly herbal and tea like flavors. Very clean and light on the palate. Earthy, not bitter or sweet. Light carbonation with a crisp consistency. Light to medium bodied. Not dry but not a lingering finish either. Overall, not bad. I wouldn't seek this out again but for something easy drinking this works.

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Photo of warnerry
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Even a pretty gentle pours yields five(!) fingers of dense off-white head on top of a clear light copper liquid. Head leaves quite a bit of lacing and persists for some time.

S - Aroma is grassy and citrus hops, and is quite floral with a nice toasted malt presence.

T - Taste is more malt forward, with toasted bread malt. Hops come in midway, with grassy, herbal and citrus tastes all coming through. Finish is quite herbal and has a decent spicy and bitter kick.

M - Medium mouthfeel is a touch resinous. Seems a bit heavy for a pale ale. Bitter on the finish.

O - Decent beer, but not what I would look for in a pale ale, and doesn't come close to competing with the many nice IPAs available, so it is kind of in a no man's land.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at the Utah State Liquor Store in St. George, Utah, based on the surprisingly low price (less than 4 bucks for the bomber). A pretty decent pale ale. Pale golden color with a little white head. Aromas of pine/citrus and light malt. Medium bodied, with light hops and sweet malt.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of KlayWey
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ralphw56
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Capt'n Crompton's Pale Ale from Epic Brewing Company
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