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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 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?


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Sampled at Max’s. Pours a hazy amber with a lacing, white head. Nose is citrus, a little malt, light flowers, light perfume. Flavor is sweet, citrusy, crackers, lemons. Medium bodied, lightly sweet finish. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
pinkish apricot color, frothy cream-colored head. aromas of candy, tropical hops, slight saline quality to the flavor. very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2504) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a cloudy copper color with a small white head. Aroma is light citrus hops, toffee and biscuit. Taste is much the same with some grassy notes and a little bit of alcohol creeping in there again. Not liking these types of IPA’s, give me a West Coast style hop bomb any day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle
Appearance: Pours a burnt orange with sparse white patches of sudsy film.

Aroma: Fresh cut herbs, peach.

Taste: Alcohol, bitter abrasive earthy hops and dry malt. Finishes spicy.

Mouth: Full bodied.

Overall: This beer grew on me as I drank it. A very unique hybrid Double IPA.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4555) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2011
6/10/2011 on tap @ Yards Brewing Company (2011-534)

Cleer deep orange beer, creamy off-white to yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very pungant, pine cones, bit fruity, spices, soapy, resin. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little fruity, pretty bitter, piny. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, some exotic fruits, dry hoppy bitter ending.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
(Draught) cloudyh rich orange with creamy medium tan head. Nose of lemon, citrus zest, also oddly a bit tart! Taste is bready, orange juice, a bit tart of all things, pulp of an orange, not bitter, tiny hint of lemon zest, creamy finish, clean. Creamy body. Easy drinking, prickly carbonation. A unique DIPA that I liked a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2696) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Medium amber body with some clarity towards the edges. moderate white head. decent head retention and a real nice coating of lace left behind. S: Herbal, floral, citric hops. Somewhat tea like. Good soft orange, lemon notes. T: Nice delicate hop forward brew. The floral-citric notes dominate up front, but are by no stretch of the imagine overbearing. Gentle caramel malts hold down the fort. M: Medium bodied. Not as smooth as the cask version, but still has a clean hoppy finish. O: Overall, I thought the cask version was just a tad better, but this is certainly a dIPA even non-hop-heads can enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5305) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft at St. Stephens with pat. Pours a hazy amber with thin white head. Aroma is pine, floral and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with pine hops. Nice fresh, refreshing pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
On tap at St. Stephen’s with Papa Steve. Pours a deep caramel with a frothy white head. Aroma of piney resin, juicy citrus hops, slight toffee and caramel malts, and a hint of banana. Medium bodied with a loose, slippery palate. Agressive hop citrus flavors follow on a bitter finish. Like a Philadelphia Pale Ale’s older brother.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2351) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange brown honey color with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of mild tangy orange tangerine, Amarillo hops, and light malt. Taste of Amarillo hops, citrus and light malt.


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