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Brewed by Devil’s Peak Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Salt River, Cape Town, South Africa
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship IPA won best beer on show at the 2011, 2012 and 2014 Cape Town Festival of Beer, the 2014 Johannesburg Festival of Beer – and was the winner of the 2014 SAB Craft Brewer Championship. Enjoy our take on this iconic style.

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3.3
fusionsa (10) - SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 8, 2017
340ml bottle, Cape Town, South Africa. Pours with a medium head that quickly settles. Lace retention visible, yet somewhat thin. Medium copper / gold, filtered (latter a shame). Nose light fruit, pine, resin, usual West Coast IPA faire. Taste is bitter fruit, medium-bodied. Enjoyable. Palette smooth, bitter, lingers nicely as an IPA should yet not quite as intricate add one might hope. Good value at R22 per bottle (case price) and therefore a regular of mine. Ranks reasonably on the IPA scene.

3.3
Yves (3134) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2017
Shared with Wim at his home. Hazy amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation. Hopped floral aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bittter spiced.

3.6
davidf93 (177) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 19, 2017
Yellow golden colour with white head (good retention). Floral hoppy notes, good amount of bitterness.

3.8
CurlyJoe (327) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2017
Clear golden yellow with thin creamy head. Lemon hop aroma. Very tasty clean IPA. Nice bitter bite. Super crisp.

4.2
BeerLieutenant38 (161) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 15, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2017 340ml bottle. Deep golden color, with a small but persistent white head. Subtle fruity aroma. Medium sweet citrus flavours with a fairly bitter finish. Terrific IPA, destined to become a favourite.

3.7
Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Pours clear golden with tall white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit. Taste is medium bitter with a mellow fruit smooth finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

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RatingsTamer27 (1) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2017 Easy drinking hoppy beer. Developed by Furthurbrewing craft beer design who was also a co-founder of DPBC in an attempt to bring hoppy beers to South Africa.

3.9
Tim Webb (470) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
341 ml bottle at Ginja in Cape Town. The first beer of this trip seriously to impress. A wee bit golden for an IPA and the malt base is a touch tame. Wafts of hoppy-hoppy with a dab of stale onion spoiling the flavour slightly but that’s picky. A good enough beer to take home to meet your Dad. If this is new South African brewing it’s getting good.

3.5
jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Hazy amber and copper coloured body with a ridiculously large, six centimetre tall pure white very microfoamed head that leaves a pretty ugly lace, but stays afloat for quite a while. Aroma of soap, grass, light hops, citrus and a bit of alcohol. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive hop pellet flavour with some grass, citrus, pine, earth, yeast, grain and a bit of rice and other funky fake malts. Aftertaste shows much more bitterness from the hops with a strong bit of pine, earth, grass, floral and resinous elements with a little sweetness on the finish. Overall, a lot of carbonation, some decent smells in the nose and a much better flavour with a hoppy finish that shows fairly well for a beer from South Africa and decent IPA for the rest of the world (not from the West or even East coast of the USA). I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from TOPS in Cape Quarter (Green Point) in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on 14-August-2015 for ZAR31,99 sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the planet on 02-January-2017 on my youngest daugher’s second birthday [which coincided with her first trip to Africa on this purchase], Happy Birthday Paige!

3.5
fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2016

Bottle 341ml.

[ As Devil’s Peak King’s Blockhouse IPA ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, sweet malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, citrus, fruity hops, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20161008]
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