Instant Beer Review: Capital Hop Cream

WHAT YOU GOT? The Hop Cream ale from Capital Brewing.

WHERE? At the Capital Tap Haus.


AND SHOULDN’T ‘CAPITAL’ BE SPELLED WITH AN ‘OL’ IN THIS CASE? Take it easy, Grammar Boy. The word ‘capital’ can be defined as: the city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state, etc.

OKAY, RELAX. HOW’S THE BEER? I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I like it.

BUT YOU DON’T LIKE CAPITAL BEERS! Not typically, no. And it’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that Capital’s brews are usually pretty…meh. Nothing too exciting. Boring. Etc. They’re not bad, by any means, but they are generally underwhelming. Especially to someone who is a big hop head like myself. The Hop Cream Ale, however, is nice in its simplicity; it is a very drinkable, crisp light ale with a good hop balance that makes you feel like you’re drinking something with some body to it. The weight and flavor are very reminiscent of Pearl Street’s Rubber Mills Pils, if you are familiar with that beer.

I AM NOT. That is your loss, sir. It is a refreshing patio sipper, indeed.

I’LL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR IT. DEEP THOUGHTS? I’ve never seen this beer before tonight, which leads me to believe that it’s on the new side. Either that, or I’m out of the loop, big time. The Hop Cream Ale is a solid beverage, and I’m hoping that Capital Brewing will pursue more brewing outside of their usual German-style comfort zone (which, incidentally, they do very well). And now, I’ve gotta go. If I spend any more time in this place, listening the the Republican douchewads down the bar gloating like a couple of dick bags, my head might explode.