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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 year’s release, a west coast style double IPA, is brewed with 100% pilsner malt, imparting a subtle maltiness and beautiful golden color. Loaded with hops, there’s Columbus in the kettle and Centennial in the whirlpool. Then it’s dry hopped with El Dorado, Calypso, and Galaxy, resulting in a dry, crisp ale with unmistakable flavors and aromas of tropical fruits. Doesn’t match the hop listings I’ve seen elsewhere, right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1597) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (793) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2012
A fairly "thick" IPA with a malt profile that reminded me of a light Belgian. Quite carbonated. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tinco (595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
A pretty solid DIPA with a nice hoppy profile. Nothing special but nothing wrong with it either. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Location: Draft at Cork City, 10/14/12

Aroma: This one has some spice, citrus, and a little pine on the nose
Appearance: Clear orange-caramel colored pour, with a white head, and light, sticky lace
Flavor: The tastes falls off a touch from the nose, and is light-medium sweet and lightly bitter
Palate: This one has a decent mouthfeel, a soft, almost flat, carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Solid, not great, kinda sweet IPA. The nose is pretty decent, but it falls off a touch flavor-wise. Its fine, but I didn’t love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-bronze color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was moderately strong pine, light grapefruit, lemon and caramel. The flavor was bitter, sour and tangy and a touch off with notes of pine, resin, caramel and a hint of wood. Medium length bitter and sour pine and resin finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty malty nose with lots of grapefruity hops and floral notes. Body starts with good fullness and sweet light caramel malt with lots of fresh resiny southern hemisphere hops and bitter balance before a drier clean bittersweet finish. Well-balanced, flavorful and true to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2012
an nice auburn and woody appearance in the glass that glows a bit red and warm. aroma of rye and citrus and pine hop with a bit of ivy, turpentine and wood. taste includes earwax the brew is powerful and tangy at first rum like and then a lot of turpentine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Paramus. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal and floral hops, stone fruits and caramel malts. The taste is herbal hops, stone fruits, nuts and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark copper with minimal head. Aroma is of bitter hops. Taste is quite good. Initially bitter but fades into a nice IPA. Good flavor, nice finish. Well balanced with enough hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Deep amber, frothy head, medium bodied IPA. At first I thought this was a straightforward English style IPA, however, as the beer warmed the citrus flavors from the hops really came through.

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