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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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scouser (238) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 Nice looking beer, with nice copper color and lots of beige head and lacing. A nice looking beer. Aroma of lemon, pine, and malt. Tastes of banana esters, followed by a hop citrus bitterness. This one seems to have off flavors especially for an IPA. It?s ok at best. ---Re rate. Looks stay and aroma stay as is, this time it tasted better. Nice floral taste with a slight citrus hop, with a dry almost nutty finish. A lot better this time

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2012
(bottle). Deep amber complexion. Nice hop bite of pine and grapefruit. Closer to a double IPA in style. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1680) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Pours copper with an off white, almost tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine and caramel. Taste is bitter with a touch of malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some stickiness on the finish. Very enjoyable with a nice bittersweet balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenDoshin (16) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The best beer Yards brews. This is their second brewing and after a long conversation with the brewer and then actually tasting it this year, I was blown away. Wonderfully balanced despite itís high potency. The hops are a nice citrusy bitter that IPA lovers will adore. Get this while itís available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Burnished orange in color with a slightly hazy clarity. A smallish head is produced on a vigorous pour. Very aromatic due to the double hopping, but not over welming. Fresh Iíd say of earth and pine. Sweet two row malts follow. Taste is light, fresh and balanced what you might expect from a pale ale. Malts are light sweet and lightly roasted. Hops balance out the malts with very slight pine resin. Not overly hopped out like an IPA. Fairly thick and smooth and slightly sticky on the throat. There is a nice and soft alcohol warming at finish. Style wise I donít know if this is an IPA a Dipa or just a pale ale. To me this is a pale ale and I will adjust accordingly. This is a pretty good ale with good flavor nice aromatic and a slight alcohol warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber, with a 1-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of grapefruit hops, with a floral note behind it. Medium-bodied, with a very slight lingering oilyness. Flavor of grapefruit hops, with a very slight note of black pepper in the finish and a biscuity yeast note as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is soft spicy pine, some medium malt. Taste is spicy pine hops, some medium malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4732) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Slightly hazy copper and light amber coloured body with a nice thick, soapy tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, alcohol, citrus and grapefruit and a good dose of malt. Medium-bodied; Assertive earthy and malty bite at first with a good english hop character with some subdued grapefruit and piney hop notes. Aftertaste shows some alcohol, a tad of toffee and sweetness and a good hop kick at the very end. Overall, a very nice pale - more geared to the EPA category, but a nice beer. I saved and tasted this beer as my final beer before actually heading to the Cape of Good Hope - Cape Town, South Africa. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 03-September-2011 for US$1.95 sampled at home in Washington on 25-December-2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1463) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
THOUGHTS: Nearly a double IPA. Great balance. Very ambitious aging process. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium orangey amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel and toasted malts; moderate to heavy resin, orange and lemon hops; and lighter pine hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with fairly long duration. There was caramel malt, brown sugar, orange hops, lots o citrus hops, pine and resinous hops a little wood and lemon hops. The medium body was a little syrupy and then rather dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2011
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Pours a very hazy brown color with golden orange hues. Completely opaque with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing. Slightly earthy hop aroma with lots of citrus and a strong malt presence. Hints of pine and hop oils followed by sweet orange peel countered by a caramel malt character. Medium bodied with a blast of earthy dry hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes into a slightly bitter, dry finish. Bitter piney hops up front that are countered by sweet citrus mid palate giving off strong orange peel and grapefruit flavor that is very sweet. Back end has stronger malt flavor than expected with some chocolate, caramel and boozy heat. Complex and decently balanced but a bit boozy. Not bad.

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