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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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?


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6372) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2516) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11469) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1998) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1972) - 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.

3.8
   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

3.4
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3633) - 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 (1287) - 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.


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