Caco-Phony
Campanology Brewing

Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,780
ABV:
5%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,284
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 10.19%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
36
From:
Campanology Brewing
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
84
Good
Notes:
View: Beers
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 36 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Psilo:
Photo of Psilo
Psilo from California

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange gold with a finger of fluffy foam that lasts as a cap.

Not much of an aroma here. Some sweet citrus smells from the hops.

Tastes mostly of sweet orange. Malt is light and biscuity. Low bitterness, good carbonation. A touch watery, but very refreshing. 

Oct 22, 2018
More User Reviews:
Photo of AleManDan
AleManDan from California

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge flavors and a light, dry finish. Almost an IPA but not, I likey!

Aug 20, 2019
Photo of peachy-tay
peachy-tay from California

3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dec 02, 2019
Photo of garthbrennan
garthbrennan from Canada

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 06, 2019
Photo of shelby415
shelby415 from Oregon

3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 19, 2019
Photo of Kendo
Kendo from New York

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the can into a specialty IPA glass. Body is pretty clear, with a big fluffy-white head on top. Some lace.

S: Grainy malt, some generic fruity hops.

T: Grainy malt foundation, with bread crust, then a touch of fruity hops. Hint of blueberries from the Mosaic hops, then modest lemony bitterness. Lingering sweetness, however.

M: Definitely on the thin/watery side.

O: Meh. You get what you pay for, so if you want watery beer with a touch of hops . . . here you are.

May 04, 2019
Photo of irs
irs from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

for six bucks a six pack, not bad at all. nice color and head. good hoppy and bready aroma. Taste is light, but its a session beer, so seems about normal. Flavorful enough for its lightness, with a good, hop-forward start and a nice malt balance. I'm not picking up any off tastes, which is good. overall, considerably better than I expected.

Nov 23, 2019
Photo of Zanico
Zanico from Ohio

3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 28, 2019
Photo of woemad
woemad from Washington

3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from a sixer purchased at the Trader Joe's on Spokane's South Hill for $6.99. According to the stamp on the bottom of the can, it was canned on August 16, 2019.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a deeply chill-hazed golden amber. Decent haze.

Some sweet, fruity hop notes and some bready malts in the nose. Decent but not overly distinctive.

Similar in the taste, except the maltiness kinda takes over as it warms. Also, increasingly as it warms is a slightly bitter, herbal, tea-like flavor.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

Decent for the price but not much to recommend here, otherwise.

Dec 22, 2019
Photo of secondtooth
secondtooth from Indiana

3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden amber with a huge off-white head and light lace.

Aroma: Superb zesty hops full of citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Lively juiced hops, with delicate tropical fruits abounding. Really a wonderful brew.

May 02, 2019
Photo of Reidrover
Reidrover from Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz single can from Trader Joe. Salem OR
$1
Typical light solid golden colored ale with a nice thick and frothy off white head.
Weak subdued aromas..fruity some grain etc
Taste is weirdly and strongly traditional APA..it wallops you in the face..kts fine.
Good well carbonated mouth feel.
Lovely APA really

Feb 21, 2019
Photo of daliandragon
daliandragon from Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was a weird beer to find squeezed in between the locals at a Virginia Trader Joe's. Pours a big head and cloudy body with a bready malt note ringed with lemon and papaya flavors.

Has a crisp texture and is relatively tasty, just not terribly exciting. It reminds you of one of those session or "light" IPAs. In certain circumstances, say a barbecue, or a lawnmower beer, this would thrive; in ordinary run of play, however, it is fine but forgettable.

Jun 10, 2019
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage from California

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 03, 2018
Photo of Spikester
Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with four fingers of white head. Rings of lace.
Smell is pungent hops with bready malts.
Taste is flaccid hops with bready malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with alright carbonation. Finish is mildly dry with balanced end.
Overall a tasty and mild beer. Easy drinking.

Dec 11, 2018
Photo of HalfFull
HalfFull from California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Single can from Trader Joe's into a pint glass. Pour is light in color with a decent cap of foam. Not much retention but some decent lacing follows. Some faint malt and faint hops on the aroma come out. Bit simple yet clean.

Taste follows with a very moderate approach to the style. Drinkable yet unassuming, touch of hops, touch of malt, touch of bitterness. Lightly chalky on the finish but expected given the lack of complex malts, highly digestible brew. Some faint caramel notes with warming and a hint of cascade hops perhaps. Mosaic is not a word I would use to describe this beer, but alas, I have been wrong before.

Oct 28, 2018
Photo of RonaldTheriot
RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Caco-Phony has a thin, off-white head, a hazy, orange gold appearance, lots of powdery sediment, throughout, and heavy glass lacing. The aroma is of bold, pale malts with fruit. The flavor is similar, with low bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Caco-Phony finishes medium sweet/dry.

RJT

Dec 22, 2018
Photo of mactrail
mactrail from Washington

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow brew with long-lasting foam. Fain pencil shavings aroma. Maybe a hint of resins. Clean and not too sweet, but lacking in amything like malt and hops.

This is certainly drinkable light beer, it's just not much of a Pale Ale. Call it a Pale Lager. From the 12 oz can purchased at Trader Joes.

Feb 17, 2019
Photo of defunksta
defunksta from North Dakota

4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful deep, bright, effervescent orange color with a massive, airy, white head.
Aroma: Strong aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus, pineapple, with some support from peach, papaya, melon, and mango. Honey and crystal malts.
Flavor: Strong orange, grapefruit citrus follows by a darker melon and black tea bitterness. Then it evolves into a earthy herbal onion and garlic flavor to finish with a mild bitterness. Finishes balanced. Not sweet, not bitter, not dry.
Feel: Mouthfeel is light. Carbonation is strong for the lighter body. Finishes clean on the palate.

Overall: This beer really showcases the mosaic hop well and demonstrates why it is such a dynamic hop and popular. Absolutely delicious. Maybe I'm partial to the mosaic hop, but it's really good.

Jul 04, 2019
Photo of brewerburgundy
brewerburgundy from California

3.16/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, tulip, canned 1/18/19.

Nice glowing beer that hovers between gold and orange. On top is a nice white cap that sticks oh so nicely.

Orange slice, strong on the white grape, gummy bears, and a little diacetyl. The aroma is definitely Mosaic, but in pastel.

Juicy but indistinct flavors; muted orange and butterscotch.

Medium-bodied, medium fizzy.

This thing has some good Mosaic flavor, a little unrefined fermentation, and a good price.

Mar 21, 2019
Photo of elNopalero
elNopalero from California

2.81/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This pours a dark tan with an incredibly creamy head. Visually impressive. Smells like musty hops, a far cry from their perhaps once glorious character. The beer isn't old, it just tastes that way.

Nov 21, 2018
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84 from California

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oct 28, 2018
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas from Louisiana

2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

High C / AVERAGE

Jan 14, 2019
Photo of mikeg67
mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy orange with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, mandarin orange and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops dominate the palate with ripe fruit and bready malt in the background. Finish is long and unpleasantly bitter. So so brew.

Feb 08, 2019
Photo of ummswimmin
ummswimmin from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 24, 2018
Photo of cjrobe
cjrobe from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$1/can at Trader Joes in Ohio. Solid beer considering the price. There's not much flavor beyond hops, tastes pretty much like an IPA. But it's a refreshing beer.

Sep 17, 2018
Caco-Phony from Campanology Brewing
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 36 ratings