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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 yearís release, a west coast style double IPA, is brewed with 100% pilsner malt, imparting a subtle maltiness and beautiful golden color. Loaded with hops, thereís Columbus in the kettle and Centennial in the whirlpool. Then itís dry hopped with El Dorado, Calypso, and Galaxy, resulting in a dry, crisp ale with unmistakable flavors and aromas of tropical fruits. Doesnít match the hop listings Iíve seen elsewhere, right?

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3.8
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Orangey copper color with a whitish head. Hints of citrus zest, pepper, leading to a hoppy but not overly bitter finish. Well balanced, punchy, hints of lemongrass. Quite a nice IPA.

3.9
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle from Mariís. Pours clear copper with a small white head that dissipates quickly to a slight film. There is plenty of carbonation in the glass. The aroma has a good citrus punch with enough astringency to let you know this is well hopped. The taste is very citrus forward but has a nice bitterness on the finish. This well exceeded expectations!

3.6
alobar (3757) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Clear copper color with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. Citrus flavor with caramel, pine, and hint of hops. Thick body with creamy mouth feel. Good beer.

4
guzzler67 (1696) - 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.

3.5
Bricks (1119) - Delaware, USA - OCT 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 í14 version (8.1%) A fairly robust IPA.. reminiscent of some barley wines Iíve had. Good beer. Better than a version I had in í12.

3.4
Tinco (617) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
A pretty solid DIPA with a nice hoppy profile. Nothing special but nothing wrong with it either. Enjoyable.

3.1
ben4321 (6412) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Location: Draft at Cork City, 10/14/12

Aroma: This one has some spice, citrus, and a little pine on the nose
Appearance: Clear orange-caramel colored pour, with a white head, and light, sticky lace
Flavor: The tastes falls off a touch from the nose, and is light-medium sweet and lightly bitter
Palate: This one has a decent mouthfeel, a soft, almost flat, carbonation, and a slightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Solid, not great, kinda sweet IPA. The nose is pretty decent, but it falls off a touch flavor-wise. Its fine, but I didnít love it.

3.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (7694) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-bronze color with a medium sized foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was moderately strong pine, light grapefruit, lemon and caramel. The flavor was bitter, sour and tangy and a touch off with notes of pine, resin, caramel and a hint of wood. Medium length bitter and sour pine and resin finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.7
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.

3.3
BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2012
an nice auburn and woody appearance in the glass that glows a bit red and warm. aroma of rye and citrus and pine hop with a bit of ivy, turpentine and wood. taste includes earwax the brew is powerful and tangy at first rum like and then a lot of turpentine.


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