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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?


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3448) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has caramel, tea, light earthy hops. Flavor follows suit...sweet caramely malts...boozy. mouthfeel is full and the finish is boozy and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (973) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
12 ounce bottle. pours a dark amber color with a thick buubly beige head. Fragrant pine hop nose with a woody note. Crisp toasted malt and grapefruit hops. notes of cardamom, pine needles and black pepper. Slightly sticky with medium carbonation. Long dry bitter hop finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
This is a decent IPA that has some good flavors up from but has a strange metallic taste i the finish with a little astringency and i had it from the bottle!?!?!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Draft. Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of peppery caramel on toast. Taste starts malty, then bitter toast. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (604) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a clear orange-red with a thick foamy tan head. Smells strongly of spruce, grass, citrus. Taste is bitter with a light sweetness. Pine and citrus hops abound, but with some malt balance

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2012
bottle aroma, some flora hop notes, old malts color, medium, some lacing of the head taste, bitter front, flora esters, then smooth backend malt profile overall, its ok, would try again, but a little pricy though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
12oz bottle from Boulevard Super Liquors. Pours a reddish amber color with an off white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, a touch of grapefruit citrus. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, toffee, a little bitter, pine hops, with a sweet, malty finish. A nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
12oz. Poured deep amber with a small head. Drifting out of the glass were dank pine aromas and sweet bready malt. Flavor is much of the same but fairly easy too drink dispite the abv. Diggin this one foooo sho

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3937) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 Sample at Pour House from Erica, pours a clearish copper brown with barely any head or lacing. It was on a hand pump which usually means the beer is going to suck ass. Aromas of disgusting stale booze, light hops, weird basement sewage, taste is almost worse then aroma, rye, stale malts, stale hops, light rust, caramel. I love amarillo hops but these must have been the most brown schwagged out nugs they could find. Please donít age ipas any more, bottle them, then send them on there way. Brutal. Re-rate, much better then the first time I tried it, lots of sweet malt caramel and bitter hops. Good finish, moved it up a full point and a half.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1148) - Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Poured a slightly reddish amber color with a thin off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with apricots, pine, and some flowers. Some sugar as well in the aroma with caramel malts. Taste is nice and crisp with lots of floral notes. Some good caramel with a touch of candy and apricots. Good hoppy notes. Finish is a bit smooth, not as bitter as expected. Maybe a little bit too sweet. Overall nice.


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