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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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?


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4210) - 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 (1291) - 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 (3336) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2510) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a orangish amber with little head and aromas that are odd. Chocolate? Flavor is kind of weak and doesnít really match my idea of the style. Like a washed out IPA with herbal and fruity hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bronze with thin but appetizing head with lacing. Fresh citrusy aroma, Big, thick IPA. Well balanced, good malt backbone, very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Orangey copper color with a whitish head. Hints of citrus zest, pepper, leading to a hoppy but not overly bitter finish. Well balanced, punchy, hints of lemongrass. Quite a nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Mariís. Pours clear copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly to a slight film. There is plenty of carbonation in the glass. The aroma has a good citrus punch with enough astringency to let you know this is well hopped. The taste is very citrus forward but has a nice bitterness on the finish. This well exceeded expectations!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2882) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Clear copper color with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. Citrus flavor with caramel, pine, and hint of hops. Thick body with creamy mouth feel. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Cloudy reddish amber appearance with an average size beige head and good lacing. Floral hops hit first in the aroma with plenty of citrus in the background. A clean, pungent taste with a variety of hop characteristics and a solid malt backbone. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish that hides the abv pretty decently. A well made example in a style with a lot of competition.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (640) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2012
A fairly "thick" IPA with a malt profile that reminded me of a light Belgian. Quite carbonated. Good.


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