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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Our Cape of Good Hope, which changes year to year, pays homage to the original style and adventurous spirit of the first British IPAs. This past year’s release, a west coast style double IPA, is brewed with 100% pilsner malt, imparting a subtle maltiness and beautiful golden color. Loaded with hops, there’s Columbus in the kettle and Centennial in the whirlpool. Then it’s dry hopped with El Dorado, Calypso, and Galaxy, resulting in a dry, crisp ale with unmistakable flavors and aromas of tropical fruits. Doesn’t match the hop listings I’ve seen elsewhere, right?


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4170) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Brunzies. Hawaii’an Punch, tropical fruit in a fragrant hoppy nose. Sweet caramel. Medium amber gold clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Sweet with tons of hoppy fruity flavor and medium bitterness. Mild bitter finish and light sweet bitter after.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (1109) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2016
It pours golden with tinges of orange. It has a white head with plenty of lacing. It has aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and floral. It has flavors that are highlight by the grapefruit and citrus with bread, floral, and orange. It has a medium-high bitter finish with alcohol warming. For an imperial IPA this is fairly easy drinking.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with medium off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit and dank hop. Medium mouth, juicy hop, mango and grapefruit, lingering resin finish, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1865) - - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is a blend of nice citrusy hops and then something more greasy and dank. Rich and malty, very spicy and dank if not extremely bitter. Pointing a little in many directions, but sort of ok. 240516

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJJereme (385) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a copper-gold color with a light off-white head. Piney kind of aroma. Hoppy bitterness, medium bodied, hits the palate a bit hard.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (3057) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Pours a golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, toffee and caramel. Taste follows, a bit on the malty side but a solid dipa nonetheless

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
This is a pale IIPA, with a bright yet indistinct hop nose. And similar palate, emphasis on hop, good balance. For the hop, prob a little too strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5451) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Bold golden body with medium, lasting head. Nose is hoppy, punchy and spicy. Taste is hops up front with nice minty flavour and tropical fruits for sure. Creamy texture. Warming finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (555) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a clean, clear darker golden with a pillowy white head which lingers.....aroma is pilsen malt up front and dominating, slight pine, nectarine......taste is full, thick mouthfeel, pilsen dominates again, odd bit of fruit on the back end. Different.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Big aromas of fresh hops and minor dry citrus. White lasting head and light golden body. Crisp hops and light citrus with some light roasty malts. Crisp and dry on the palate.


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