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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?


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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. pretty sweet body with some nice citrus hops. dial back the sweetness a bit and this would be very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oOJUXEOo (300) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft. Excellent. Pour is golden Amber. Aroma is citrus hops. Little white lacing. Taste is dry and superbly citrus. Well done ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is peachy. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Sweet and fruity, crisp hoppy. Bitter and pine. Dry and herbal finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2433) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
On draft at Isaacs. Nice notes of floral hop, caramel malt and citrus. Finish had a mild soapy dry bitter taste. Overall a good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (388) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Golden with white head. Aroma is boozy lemon citrus. Not as Malty as expected, certainly not watery but a lighter malt character than typical of the style. Citrus hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with creamy white head. Aroma is toasted and biscuit malts, grapefruit and citrus esters, faint floral notes, and faint grassiness. Flavor is mostly dry malt base with strong hop presence and medium bitterness along with very faint caramel and citrus sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Nice hops profile here with citrus and zest. Pours clear golden with great lacing and OK head. Medium bitter finish. Some sweet malt and booze as well. Tap at brewpub.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1272) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Damn fine IPA. Grapefruit aroma billows out of the glass upon pouring. Pine, semi sweet malts, and hop spice as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose and taste is citrus, bitter, piney, awesome ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1503) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottled September 2, 2014.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Clear golden body with a dense and craterous white head. A very nice looking IIPA.
Aroma: Light sweetness coming through of malt and big juicy hop aromas. Some perfume and grass notes along with a pungent mixture of orange, mango, pear and grapefruit. Lovely.
Taste: The malt base is firm with a mild to moderate sweetness accented by a touch of caramel. The hops come off juicy with big orange juice up front and into the mid with a slightly spicy hop presence by the finish. Slightly floral and easy to drink, the bitterness is kept in check.
Palate: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A really solid imperial IPA and a good value when considering the price of imperial IPAs in todayís day and age. Definitely worth picking up.


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