10 October 2009

Beer Review, Capital Brewing U.S. Pale Ale

Capital Brewing U.S. Pale Ale (bottle)
Middleton, WI
5.0% ABV

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow body (a tinge of orange) with a thin white bubbly head that sticks around for a bit. Not bad for an APA, but I usually expect a bit more red. 3.5/5

Smell: Pale maltiness, piney citrus hops. 3.0/5

Taste: Much like the aroma, a strong citrus flavor with a hint of dry piney hops on the finish and a dry aftertaste. This is better when it's a bit colder. Almost reminds me of a lager at times. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Thin body, heavy hops, moderate carbonation. Actually quite pleasant. 4.0/5

Drinkability: This is a bog-standard APA. Worth drinking, but nothing special. 3.5/5

Overall: 3.45/5

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