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RATINGS: 112   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 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
8/30/13 $3.29 @ CBO 2nd beer after goose island Oktoberfest Poured a copper orange minimum head. Smell was nice hoppy, citrusy, pine. On the sweet side. Not a big hop bomb nor the alcohol of a double ipa. Still a pretty good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2414) - 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 (320) - 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 (3613) - 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 (4174) - 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 (1228) - 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 (2716) - 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 (1478) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egg (86) - USA - SEP 25, 2014
2014 edition. On tap 9/25/14. Pours a slightly hazy straw with a fluffy and tight white head. Aroma is super fruity, grapefruit, citrus, nice. Taste is more of the same. Fruity, juicy, some biscuits, crisp, apples. Leaves you with a grapefruit bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Overall pretty solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (2209) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2014
From a bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a thick fluffy white head. Smells like caramel, floral hops, and some grapefruit. Tastes like bready malt, caramel, sweet red grapefruit, hints of alcohol, and strong bitterness. Light crispness, then smooth and a bit dry. Medium body and carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjames317 (82) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Initially tried this one in a cottonmouth state and thought it was terrible. Couldnít finish it, dumped it out. But now Iím back for round 2, ready to give this one a fair shake. Have to say that I donít historically like the British IPA. On to my $0.02.. You can tell by the color that pilsener malt was used. Looks like a Prima Pils. Soapy head, that orange hue with golden tinges. Aroma is underwhelming. Hints of some tropical fruit, but the booze is detectable in the nose. Malt profile is non-distinct. Flavor is quite bitter, with a lingering dryness. Pine with dank hop resin. Itís just too damn dry to really be enjoyable in my opinion. Could see myself doing 1 of these MAX. A little bit of a chore. Might be more of a cold weather beer. I like the concept but for me I would rather have the juicy/floral IPA varietal.


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