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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?


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2011
6/10/2011 on tap @ Yards Brewing Company (2011-534)

Cleer deep orange beer, creamy off-white to yellowish head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very pungant, pine cones, bit fruity, spices, soapy, resin. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little fruity, pretty bitter, piny. Aftertaste: citrus fruits, some exotic fruits, dry hoppy bitter ending.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
THOUGHTS: Nearly a double IPA. Great balance. Very ambitious aging process. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium orangey amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel and toasted malts; moderate to heavy resin, orange and lemon hops; and lighter pine hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderate to heavily sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with fairly long duration. There was caramel malt, brown sugar, orange hops, lots o citrus hops, pine and resinous hops a little wood and lemon hops. The medium body was a little syrupy and then rather dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry, slightly metallic and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11500) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1647) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Cloudy reddish amber appearance with an average size beige head and good lacing. Floral hops hit first in the aroma with plenty of citrus in the background. A clean, pungent taste with a variety of hop characteristics and a solid malt backbone. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a long lasting finish that hides the abv pretty decently. A well made example in a style with a lot of competition.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5461) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle. Nose beautifully citric, heaviest grapefruit, juice and rind in balance, a little oil, and super inviting! Lightly hazy yellow-golden with a dense and creamy off-white head. Strong bitterness with medium hop sweetness, fullish body is also dense and creamy, all of that lovely grapefruit and lemon and adding on with some tropical edges: pineapple, passionfruit, mango. Light supportive caramel and a touch of fizzy crystal. Pine and smooth resin. Well-hidden etoh. Clean and awesome.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
12oz bottle from a tasting, Pours a copper color with a creamy thick tan head, aroma of malts and hops. Good lacing on glass. The taste is herbal hops, some fruits, nuts and caramel malts. Medium bodied. Excellent ipa.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1538) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Hazy dark gold with thin rimming white head; aroma is slightly sweet with def spicy anise hop notes; flava is rich bitter hops with a spicy sweetness hints of licorice and molasses; feels medium to thick; finishes bitter hoppy nice floral spiciness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1626) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 On tap at brewery. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is citrus with tropical fruits and grapefruit. Flavor is citrus up front with pineapple fruitiness and finishing with grapefruit rind and pine bitterness. Really nice double IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1370) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2015
bottled - a very good imperial IPA. Nice hop aroma and flavor with a very nice sweet finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (8791) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with medium off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit and dank hop. Medium mouth, juicy hop, mango and grapefruit, lingering resin finish, very nice.


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