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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 yearís release, a west coast style double IPA, is brewed with 100% pilsner malt, imparting a subtle maltiness and beautiful golden color. Loaded with hops, thereís Columbus in the kettle and Centennial in the whirlpool. Then itís dry hopped with El Dorado, Calypso, and Galaxy, resulting in a dry, crisp ale with unmistakable flavors and aromas of tropical fruits. Doesnít match the hop listings Iíve seen elsewhere, right?


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Ugh. Nasty beer. By the good ratings, Iím thinking I must have a bad bottle. Aroma and taste both had this terrible black licorice taste/smell. I couldnít get past that and ended up dumping down the drain. The few sips I took seemed like I might be able to finish it and once the licorice flavor left it seemed like it might be an OK beer. Just couldnít do it

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zarbon89 (4) - roaring spring, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
This is an above average IPA. the aroma is near perfect The head of this beer is white and fluffy, it also lasts for a while as well. The floral hopes stand out the most to me during the mouthful and during the finish. Out of the bottle it had low amounts of CO2. The color is orange to a rust color. A good beer and would recommend giving it a try.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
The commercial description made this beer out to be something really special, and it just wasnít. I found it quite unremarkable. Itís a stronger-than-average IPA, but I find the strength comes mainly in the heaviness of the malt and the high alcohol content than in the hops or complexity. The hops have a slightly metallic character, leaving a metallic aftertaste. The aroma of this beer oddly suggests shredded dried coconut, uncannily so. Malt is very, very heavy. Ugh. I just didnít like this one at all and I am very disappointed, Iíd take any of Yards typical everyday beers over this one. Iíd even drink a typical macro-brew over this one. About the only thing I liked was the pleasant hazy appearance...something is very attractive about how it looks. It just doesnít taste good to me.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
$2.30 Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO. Slightly hazy golden-amber with a large white head. Smells of wet dog and citrus. Taste of orange peel, caramel, copper, and light coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Aroma is earthy hops. Taste is nicely balanced and very drinkable. Overall a solid, milder IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This one poured a darker yellow with w white head. Aroma was of light citrus, grass and caramel. Flavor was grass and citrus, pale grain, a bit bland.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from Shawan Liquors. Pours slightly orange with half an inch of foam. Big citrus on the nose. Lots of grapefruit on the tongue. Pretty big bitterness as well but nothing that lingers too, too long. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbarenej (10) - - NOV 7, 2013
Great citrus aroma and light amber coloring. Flavors of pine and grapefruit, but maybe missing a little malty balance for my liking. Very solid beer all in all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Hazy dark gold with thin rimming white head; aroma is slightly sweet with def spicy anise hop notes; flava is rich bitter hops with a spicy sweetness hints of licorice and molasses; feels medium to thick; finishes bitter hoppy nice floral spiciness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (938) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Slight hazy gold with dense white head. Nice orange floral hop aroma. Full body and not overly hoppy due to imperial. Another nice brew from Tom and team.


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