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RATINGS: 128   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1639) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (5098) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Bold golden body with medium, lasting head. Nose is hoppy, punchy and spicy. Taste is hops up front with nice minty flavour and tropical fruits for sure. Creamy texture. Warming finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (527) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1891) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (587) - 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.

4.7
   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (258) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2015
bottled - a very good imperial IPA. Nice hop aroma and flavor with a very nice sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kassner (1506) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (320) - 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.


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