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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?


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Large white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, orange, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some orange, light alcohol. Medium body, some resin, light effervescence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is soft spicy pine, some medium malt. Taste is spicy pine hops, some medium malt.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11016) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9686) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8339) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Draft at Craft. Poured hazy deep copper with off-white clingy head. Nose was intense piney hops, caramel malt, some tangerine and pineapple. This one smelled great. The flavor was resiny hoppy, with a firm caramel malt bill, and notes of black pepper, tangerine, and pineapple. Smooth, crisp, and well balanced, this one was great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of resiny hins, some floral hints, sweet malt. Tastes perfumy, earthy, peppery, and bitter with a sweet hint on the finish.

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.


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