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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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?


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Mellow peack-amber body with decent, light, creamy carbonation. A lovely spike of Columbus hops prickle the nose with sweet grapefruit notes. The body showcases sugar grapefruit that languorously winds into a twangy sugar grapefruit finish. Consistent from the first sip to the the last.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12oz bottle from a tasting, Pours a copper color with a creamy thick tan head, aroma of malts and hops. Good lacing on glass. The taste is herbal hops, some fruits, nuts and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Excellent ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a nice frothy white head that left a bit of lacing. The nose is lightly hoppy with some citrus and floral notes. Fairly heavy caramel malt base with some light yeastiness. The flavor is fairly light on the bitterness with a sweet and toasty caramel malt base. Not the most complex of IPAís, for my tastes the sweetness is just a little too heavy. Medium bodied with a clingy malt stickiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Not a big fan of this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a two finger fluffy white head. Smell of caramel, floral hops, and some grapefruit. Taste is big bready malt base with caramel, sweet red grapefruit, hints of alcohol, and a nicely balancing strong bitterness. Medium bodied, lightly crisp to start, smooth and a bit dry at the finish, prickly moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12277) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Large white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some orange, light alcohol. Medium body, some resin, light effervescence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3561) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pour is a hazy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is a decent pine hop resin. Flavor is much of the same. A decent hoppy resin with little or no malt backbone. Finish has a fleeting hop and maybe a little too much water. Maybe a bit thin but it will satisfy a hop crave.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewskitier (4) - tarentum, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
Faint citrus smell not really heavy notes of any one thing which makes it interesting.pours orange to hazey straw color,minimal head. No big hop taste as another reviewer has noted but hides the alcohol.. mouthfeel has a fresh feeling. How yards accomplished such a smooth finish Iím not sure. A+

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5247) - 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 (281) - 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 (2553) - 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.


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