Hop Cream | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
capitalbrewery.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TMoney2591 on 05-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
136
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
17.98%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of deedric
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark straw - clear. White head that falls quickly - reasonably sticky lacing. Smell is delicate, hop hints. Taste up front was hard to determine - started (again) delicate, hop back with some malts interspersed with hops. Sharp mouthfeel at at the front, didn't experience "cream" but was not disapointed. Overall, a nice offering.

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Photo of twbeecher
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of martyl1000
4.44/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Totally impressed by this beer. What little I was expecting of a cream ale is upon need by the awesome balance of hop bitterness and malt smoothness. If you took Spotted cow and I ejected some hop flavor, you'd get this .. incredibly refreshing. Wonderful aroma.

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Photo of spunk509
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sigh. I was excited that Capital made something other than a lager....but alas.

Really very little hop flavor. Just a little bittering. Really lacks flavor.

Appearence is decent with a light lingering head.

Almost no aroma. Light floral. Maybe some noble hops.

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Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of larbush
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mjpolzin
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, not good just a nice average summer porch pounder kind of beer. I will give Capital credit for trying something a little different. As much as I like Capital beers, many of them taste exactly the same to me. It was refreshing to see them deviate from their standard bocks to try an "IPA" type of beer. That said, the taste was pretty mellow. There was some hoppy bitterness but it was pretty muted and I only got a very faint feel of it being a creamy beer.

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Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

According to the limited information provided me by the label, I'm assuming this thing is meant to be a hoppy cream ale. Right on. It pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of diaphanous dirty white foam. The nose comprises light vanilla, light banana, light cracked wheat, light vegetation, and very light pine needles. Everything's pretty weak and nondescript. The taste holds notes of grass, mixed greens, very light grapefruit peel, light wheat, and a mild bit o' what may or may not be black pepper. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a nice little brew, nothing entirely eye-catching, but something easily drinkable and generally enjoyable.

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Hop Cream from Capital Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
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