RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 years release, a west coast style double IPA, is brewed with 100% pilsner malt, imparting a subtle maltiness and beautiful golden color. Loaded with hops, theres Columbus in the kettle and Centennial in the whirlpool. Then its dry hopped with El Dorado, Calypso, and Galaxy, resulting in a dry, crisp ale with unmistakable flavors and aromas of tropical fruits. Doesnt match the hop listings Ive seen elsewhere, right?

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8279) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1683) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose and taste is citrus, bitter, piney, awesome ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1799) - 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 todays day and age. Definitely worth picking up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egg (322) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoworsummer (5306) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Initially tried this one in a cottonmouth state and thought it was terrible. Couldnt finish it, dumped it out. But now Im back for round 2, ready to give this one a fair shake. Have to say that I dont 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. Its 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-23-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance The beer is served as a yellow-orange colored brew with a two finger foamy white head. The head has a fair level of retention, fading over time to leave a good leave of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell The aroma is of a sweet citrus smell with some notes of a yeasty breadiness, some lighter pine aromas, as well as a decent grapefruit hop smell. With these is a little bit of caramel overall giving it a rather nice balanced smell. Taste The taste begins with a biscuit and sweeter citrus flavor that create a base for the brew. Upfront there is a bit of grapefruit that grows stronger and stronger as the flavor advances to the end. More toward the middle of the taste, some flavors of pine begin sneaking their way onto the scene along with the advent of some caramel sweetness. While never matching the grapefruit hop the pine grows a bit stronger in intensity toward the end, where it is joined by some flavor of a light earthy hop to leave a bitter but still moderately sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is rather creamy and thick with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A little less carbonation may have accentuated the beers nice hop flavor profile a bit better, but with that said, the beers thicker body was spot on for the nice hoppy and bready flavors. Overall Due to its nice blend of hops, malt, and sweeter flavors this is a rather nice and quite easy drinking Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElCapitan22 (360) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a clear gold color with minimal head and average at best lacing. Tastes bitter and hoppy like a DIPA should with a dry finish. A good beer, but on the scale of DIPAS just alright.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
LinusStick (3322) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Ugh. Nasty beer. By the good ratings, Im thinking I must have a bad bottle. Aroma and taste both had this terrible black licorice taste/smell. I couldnt get past that and ended up dumping down the drain. The few sips I took seemed like I might be able to finish it and once the licorice flavor left it seemed like it might be an OK beer. Just couldnt do it

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