Sunday, 19 August 2012
CCBC-Pale Rider Ale
Pale Rider, Capitol City Brewing Co.'s version of a pale ale, was a clear brassy colour. It had a fair degree of carbonation and was topped by a shock of white head. The aroma was quite mild--I could detect some toasty malt beneath a body of hops. Pale Rider is considerably hop forward, with some orange peel and piney hop flavours. It finishes almost sweetly, with a touch of caramel, balanced against a hop bouquet. Quite a mild beer, I'd like a touch more oomph in an American-style pale ale. Still, Pale Rider was pretty tasty.