Mutiny IPA
Capital Brewery

Mutiny IPAMutiny IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #7,035
Ranked #47,639
3.38 | pDev: 13.91%
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
Mutiny IPAMutiny IPA
Notes: Capital’s first India Pale Ale has a bright amber hue with an upfront florally citrus aroma. Mutiny packs a punch yet remains remarkably drinkable.
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JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin

3.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer looks good, nice amount of foam and the color is golden brown. It has a citrusy hop smell. The taste at first is good and the spice is nice but the after-taste is a strong bite is not as pleasant. The feel is there as it does have a nice smooth quality. It's overall a satisfactory IPA but it's not something I see myself choosing again.

Jun 26, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is my main IPA going for 14.99 a twelve pack of cans, It is well worth the money. Pours slightly hazy copper color. Not over hopped, so non IPA drinkers might enjoy this as well. Light for an IPA, while not a session, you can drink a lot without filling up. The aroma has slight hints of citrus/Pine. Great staple beer to always have on hand.

Mar 30, 2020
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Creevo from Michigan

4.36/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

10-7-19, 12pk from Wausau, WI. An ok IPA, kinda heavy for my liking. Label said Citrus flavor and aftertaste which interested me, but it was rather stout and hearty. C- grade for me.

Oct 08, 2019
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a slightly hazy deep straw with a solid head. The aroma offers up pine, caramel, passionfruit, and mango. The flavor is similarly tropical and pine forward, with a solid dose of sweetness. The mouthfeel offers a fair amount of fizz with a touch of thickness. Overall it is a disappointing IPA, without much depth, but certainly drinkable.

Mar 26, 2016
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Tone from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of piney hops, citrus hops, hint of floral, slight earthy malt, hint of black pepper, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of piney hops, citrus hops, hint of rye, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of black pepper. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

Dec 09, 2015
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vainosuomi from Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy burnt-orange color, creamy white head. Smell is mild and of citrus hops. Taste has sweet malts up front, backed up by pine and citrus hops. Not too strong in either direction. Somewhat bitter, and a dry finish. Moderate/light carbonation, medium bodied, almost watery feel. A thoroughly mediocre IPA.

Nov 18, 2015
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer poured into a pint glass. Beer pours red orange with a nice size white head with lasting power. Smells of earthy and grassy hops. Tastes of semi sweet grain with decent earthy and grassy hops, very slight citrus. Beer is light bodied, heavily carbonated, easy drinking. Overall, an above average beer.

Nov 14, 2015
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mooseisloose from Florida

3.4/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice convenient can that keeps out the light and chills fast. A necessity at Christmas time, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a fruity smell of banana esters. Pours to a bright only slightly amber yellow with a lacy clingy off white head that laces as it recedes. The taste is sweet malt with some dandelion and alfalfa in the background. Not a big hop bite for an IPA in fact quite tame and sweet. Except for the twangy aftertaste I would even call this an IPA its more like an ale that is heavier on the malt backbone than the hop bite. Good thick mouthfeel. A decent brew but not IPA by any means, not enough to mutiny, but the crew may still have some unrest.

Dec 26, 2014
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Alpha309 from California

2.57/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks good. Unfortunately that is about all it has going for it. Every other aspect of the beer is average at best. Smell is smokey citrus. Flavor is smokey hop bomb very little if any malt flavor is detected. Really probably would never drink again.

Dec 22, 2014
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GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

2.57/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

L- pours a hazy orange with a one finger head.
S- a very tame hop with much citrus fruit smell. Some malty smell.
T- Not overly hoppy with a definite biscuit taste. Tastes do not compliment each other very well.
Feel- for not being overly hoppy, not very pleasant.
Overall- one of my least favorite in a while.

Oct 31, 2014
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26%

Pour is dark golden amber with a small amount of light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is incredibly sweet, sugary caramel, a bit herbal in the hops but light. Taste is stale malt, sweet, sugary, faint herbal tea hop. Syrupy body, moderate carbonation.

Oct 12, 2014
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rlee1390 from Indiana

3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber orange, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Malt. More malt. Lots of malt. Not real citrus or any other flavor.

T-Very malty. This weird spice like note. Apples, not bitterness awful balance.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation, no hop bite.

O-One of the worst IPAs I've had. And it shouldn't have been that old based on when I had.

Jan 20, 2014
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vette2006c5r from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mutiny IPA pours a dark golden color with a small white head. There is a seawater like aroma with hints of hops. The taste has a drinkable hop flavors that finishes dry. Drinkable yet full flavors and full bodies. Overall a very nice complete IPA with some good flavors.

Dec 01, 2013
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed golden to amber with a head that descends to a lasting thin cover. Strands of lacing stick.

The smell is of smoked pine, toffee and some citrus.

The taste is of bittering citrus, tobacco-ish, piney hops that stay a hair ahead of the sweet, balancing, toffee-ish malt. Some alcohol warmth shows in the dry finish.

It is smooth, somewhat juicy, with a medium body.

I wouldn't say it's "outstanding", but would say it's "good to very good". A piney/citrusy IPA with a firm malt backbone. It is a solid representation of a highly competitive style.

Nov 20, 2013
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yep, they are putting it in the CAN now and The CANQuest (TM) was delighted to score some at Riley's Wines of the World druing the annual visit to Madison, WI for the Great Taste of the Midwest!

From the CAN: "It's Time for a MUTINY!"

A loud Crack followed by an inverted Glug and I was off and running. I created two-plus fingers of dense, foamy French Vanilla-colored head from my pour. Color was a deep-gold with NE-quality clarity and right away, King Midas, Croesus and Mammon were all fighting for a taste (SRM = 6). Nose was really pine-y and while the Milwaukee version seemed to be a little off, this seemed like it was going to be right up my alley. Mouthfeel was better than average, not quite full, but approaching it. The pine of the hops was the centerpiece on this one and while there was certainly malt present, it was not going to be enough for the faint of heart. Sticky lacing began to appear with every draught from my glass. Finish was semi-dry and frankly very tasty. I ran through it much more quickly than I realized. I could have drank at least one more of that one.

Sep 03, 2013
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larryarms847 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark and clear golden yellow nearing orange.

Grassy, piney, and citrusy hop aroma.

Grass and citrus.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall, falls very short.

Aug 26, 2013
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz twist-off (first bad sign) with no date (2nd)

look is fairly typical color, with big head that falls to one finger but looks nice. smell is damp vegetation, some musty pine. taste is sweet overripe fruit, some light citrus tones, and peppery spice. feel is a bit cloying.

very average, but not bad.

Aug 24, 2013
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Mutiny IPA was one of the best offerings at the Dells resort where we are staying. The beer poured a clear orangish with white head that left some lacing. The scent had a nice citrus base. The taste was a battle between bitterness and malt with the malt being slightly sweet. In the end the beer was ok because it just didnt seem balanced. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a good beer and worth a try.

Aug 14, 2013
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pweis909 from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A=In the yellow to orange transition zone, crystal clear, with a billow head, about an inch and a half, that recedes to a quarter inch or so in about 5 minutes as I took my first few sips.

S= Fairly neutral on the aroma hops for an IPA. Something about the aroma reminds me of 7th grade metal shop - nothing overwhelming, but the smell of hot metal faintly brushes my nose.

T=Initially, I tasted piney hops and a dry bitter finish. After a few sips and lupulin threshhold adjustment, some sweetness of comes across to help balance that bitterness.

M=The beer is soft in the mouth, a little slick, perhaps. Sort of suggestive of a good kiss.

O=While there's a lot to like about the technical execution of this beer -- foam, texture, balance -- I feel that it should have delivered more on taste and smell. Still, I'm glad to have had the pleasure.

Jul 18, 2013
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Poured a clear, golden amber color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, pine and citrus. Really malty and sticky sweet with a pine bitterness.

Jul 01, 2013
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Oak colored....minimal head

S-Floral and piney...fresh scent...not an overwhelming scent though....a bit perfumey....different than most but enjoyable to smell...

T-Again a bit different....heavy pine notes...dry....oily....

M-Finishes pretty dry....medium to high medium bodied...

O-Bought this because it was a 12 pack of cans for about $12...a good value in my opinion after drinking it...not my personal favorite flavor style for an IPA (I like the fruity/citrus bombs) but this is good for what it is and reminds me of several IPA's I had while in San Diego so I would say it is loosely in the West Coast IPA territory....closer to that than East Coast....Malt is fine but never strong...If a person was IPA hunting in the midwest it would be tough top a 12er of this (piney IPA) for $12 and a 12er of Summit Saga (fruit forward IPA) for $12...$25 for a case of great drinking but different IPA's...what's a case of Bud run these days...$20??? I rest my case...

Jun 26, 2013
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Soneast from Wisconsin

2.64/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Well I think it's safe to say Capitol's first venture into IPA territory was a failure.

The beer looks fine, a copper color, with a nice 2 finger cap that retains nicely.

Mutiny IPA definitely falls apart upon first wiff. Mostly pine, a hint of citrus, biscuity malt and what i can only describe as oxidized hops. I'm assuming this is relatively fresh since it was just released, so it must be from poor dry hopping conditions. I've had homebrew beer exhibit that oxidized hop aroma before I figured out how to minimize oxygen exposure during multiple dry hop additions.

The flavor is a let down as well. Some hop character is evident in a decent pineyness and a mild citrus note in the finish, but a definite overwhelming malt presence in the form of toasty, biscuity flavors as well as some copper penny metallic for good measure. The bitterness is a bit more abrasive than I prefer, lingering on the palate.

I had hope Capitol recruited somebody with some hopping skills. This beer proves that is not the case. I guess its cheap so that's a good thing. I wonder how their new DIPA is? After this, I will be in no hurry to find out.

Jun 01, 2013
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scaliasux from Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Medium gold with a touch of red or orange. A very slight haze. Medium high white head. Persistent.

Smell - Light pale malt. Moderately strong fruit - citrus and maybe melon.

Taste - Some sweet pale malt. Reasonably strong dose of mainly fruity, citrusy hops - a little resin. Lemon and orange peel with a little pine. A bit of an odd mix.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light.

Overall - One of the only ales made by Capital. Not one of their best offerings.

May 26, 2013
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Boring. Too sweet. Only a mild bitter resin, big overbearing sweet malt. Lighter bodied, watery, incredibly bland and boring. I wouldn't recommend this for any hophead, and it's too bad that they had to go with this one as their first attempt at an IPA.

May 22, 2013
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Benish from Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into snifter glass. It smelled primarily of oranges and maybe one of those orange drinks you get at the center isle of the grocery store. Pretty interesting. It also had very subtle floral notes. Beer was light amber in color.

Flavor - It does have an upfront hoppy profile, excellent bitterness which was balance with some sweetness of fruit. The flavor did not last long however, kind of dissipated quickly. The glass won't be sitting long before I take another sip. It did have a grassy finish. It didn't bother me at first, but with a second can, the aftertaste was kind of pesky. I did not care too much for the finish of the beer (strictly my opinion though).

You do get what you pay for. I paid about $11.50 for a 12 pack. That's less than a dollar a can. For the cost of the beer, I certainly would buy this again, especially if I'm having people over. However there are many outstanding IPA's that I will pick over this. But I still consider this IPA above average considering the price you pay for a 12 pack in cans. Good tasting beer overall.

May 12, 2013
Mutiny IPA from Capital Brewery
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 213 ratings