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RATINGS: 112   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?


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5000) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Nose beautifully citric, heaviest grapefruit, juice and rind in balance, a little oil, and super inviting! Lightly hazy yellow-golden with a dense and creamy off-white head. Strong bitterness with medium hop sweetness, fullish body is also dense and creamy, all of that lovely grapefruit and lemon and adding on with some tropical edges: pineapple, passionfruit, mango. Light supportive caramel and a touch of fizzy crystal. Pine and smooth resin. Well-hidden etoh. Clean and awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
8/30/13 $3.29 @ CBO 2nd beer after goose island Oktoberfest Poured a copper orange minimum head. Smell was nice hoppy, citrusy, pine. On the sweet side. Not a big hop bomb nor the alcohol of a double ipa. Still a pretty good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2144) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear copper orange color with a thin foamy off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, caramel malt, citrus skin, and grapefruit. Taste is bitter grapefruit, toasted bread, apricots, orange peel, and pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1994) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear, golden amber with a fine off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus, bread, pine and cantaloupe. Taste of pine, citrus, bread, tropical fruit, caramel and grass--all in a nice balance. Medium body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, Orange/Amber, nice white head and leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of strong citrus fruit, hoppy with maybe a bit of malts. Taste is pretty much the same, but it does has some sweetness towards the end. Easy to drink, a very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1666) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Mostly clear orange amber pour. Off-white frothy foam. Big hop flavors with a burnt vanilla caramel backbone. Pineapple rind. Mango pits. Chanterelles. Pinecones. Artichokes. Straw. Unripe oranges. Honey sweet but a strong bitter finish. Harsh but unique.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
IgorSimic (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013 does not count
Poured into an American pint glass, color is orange-amber and slightly hazy, produces a clear white head that is thin but maintains itself well, plenty of lacing to go with it. The aroma is basic, piney with some malt and a little citrus. The taste is much the same, although the citrus is stronger and there are some hints of melon on the back end, itís also sweet but not overbearingly so. Medium-bodied and thinner than some of itís Imperial IPA counterparts, but it has the alcohol content to match them and it warms you all the way down. Overall, a good beer with a great name and a flavor that will linger on your palate.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4105) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
I was hoping for a nice smooth mellow ale but what I got was imperial double IPA, nearing strong ale attributes. Yes, big rototiller cannot be appreciated while it mows down every cell across your tongue and down yer throat. Rude nasty strong American ale BS, wew. Terribly on style and over the top. Warm on the way down. Getting dizzy near the end of the bottle, wew. Soapy viscous appearing mouth coating thing. There, you have; a big overly hoppy beer by all measures. Good job yards on this giant beer. Finish? Wonít be able to taste anything for a while.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1259) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Malty aroma similar to 90 minute. Hops also come out. It pours a clear but deep reddish amber. Taste is balanced yet a tad more to the spicy hoppy side. Instead of the sweet roundness of malt, there is a slightly sour lemon presence which makes this interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep amber color with a decent off white head. Nice head retention. The nose starts with a dash of pine but quickly goes heavy with citrus. The flavor has decent malt and hop balance. There is a toasted malt, slightly buttery flavor. Plenty of malt bitterness and lots of citrus notes from the hop side. The alcohol is a bit obvious. Medium to full bodied with an oily feel to it that clings to the tongue. I wouldnít mind a cleaner finish. I feel like the flavors donít quite mesh together. Okay, but not one I would return to.


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