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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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?

CaptainCougar's rating

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (477) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Pours a clean, clear darker golden with a pillowy white head which lingers.....aroma is pilsen malt up front and dominating, slight pine, nectarine......taste is full, thick mouthfeel, pilsen dominates again, odd bit of fruit on the back end. Different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (409) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Big aromas of fresh hops and minor dry citrus. White lasting head and light golden body. Crisp hops and light citrus with some light roasty malts. Crisp and dry on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Herbal aromas, citrusy, orangey, piney. Clear orange-amber with a fairly lasting white head. Mostly dry, pretty bitter, a little sweet, boozy. Medium-full bodied, kind of savory, pretty strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (572) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Medium golden color - clear. Slightly hoppy aroma. Quite good. Malty at first, with a strong bitter, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
G_Ro (9) - - SEP 16, 2015 does not count
Dry hopped with a unique hop selection and unfiltered, love this authentic throwback west coast double IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (222) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Draft @ Tap House PHL. West coast hoppy aroma. Dark golden color, with white head and good lacing. Very drinkable, malt is balanced with bitterness. West coast hops, a little piney and also citrus. Med bodied. Overall, very nice! Did not taste like a 9% beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1167) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2015
bottled - a very good imperial IPA. Nice hop aroma and flavor with a very nice sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1462) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at otb boat house. Nice malt backbone and good hops. A little light on fragrance but taste is great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (247) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2015
On tap at SS. Golden slightly orange color fluffy white head. Sweet and bitter tropical fruits on nose and taste. Medium body, smooth feel, dry. Mild for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
A golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light butterscotch and floral hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light butterscotch notes, light esters, oily mouth feel, light floral hops, OK. On tap at Foodery Rittenhouse.

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