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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?


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1047) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Poured from bottle. A mix of pine and floral hop aromas. Translucent amber, tan head. Floral / pine hops in flavor, a bit of malt as well. Very good, solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, lemon zest, light grapefruit and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread. lemon zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering citrus finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Draft at Prohibition Taproom. Pours deep amber, slightly cloudy, with off white head and mild lacing. Notes of light piney hops, caramel and roasted malts. I recall this being much better last year. Not bad, but I believe the 2012 batch to be much more malt forward.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap at Caponeís. Cloudy amber color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus, floral, and pine. Tastes of citrus, some fruitiness, caramel, and rinds. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (835) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle pours cloudy brownish orange with foamy off-white head. Pine, resin, floral, light fruits, tangerine, caramel. Kind of odd flavor that hits different notes throughout the taste. Moderately bitter and sweet. Didnít realize the alcohol content was this high. An interesting brew for an occasional change, but not one I would regularly drink.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scouser (290) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHopster (881) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leafs93 (1818) - 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.

4.1
   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.

3.8
   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.


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