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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1968) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - SEP 14, 2012
Beautiful reddish amber one finger head. Very fruity citrusy aroma. Tastes a little soapy. Could use a bit more bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12 oz bottle. Clearish amber with a white head. Nose is orange, pineapple and toffee; light vanilla. Oily medium body with a lively tingle. Starts with some toffee, sour orange and lemon peel then chalky with quinine. Dry finish with coarse hops and wood. I liked the idea behind this brew and wonder if they could age it in a salt spray environment to improve on the authentic taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3623) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (1268) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - 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!?!?!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19434) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (686) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Billicus (291) - @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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1271) - 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.

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