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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 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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenDoshin (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
The best beer Yards brews. This is their second brewing and after a long conversation with the brewer and then actually tasting it this year, I was blown away. Wonderfully balanced despite it’s high potency. The hops are a nice citrusy bitter that IPA lovers will adore. Get this while it’s available.


3.9
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Rating #2480 - 2016.05.03 - Draught at Bru in Philly. Golden pour with a rich white foam, decent retention. Tons of grapefruit and pineapple up front. Medium carbonation, decent medium-strong body for an Imperial. Fruit forward, more sweet punchbowl hops drive this beer home.

3.4
60minuteman (1712) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a see through yellow. Floral, citrus, spice, lemon, bitter hop, malt. Medium body a lot of bite. Malty overtones. Floral and spice. More lemon rind.

2.2
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Thank you Danny. Nice clear haziness. Too much piney booziness in this one.

3.8
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Pours a very attractive orange with a 2 finger orange head, that leaves behind plenty of lace. Aroma: Smell is orange, garlic,onion, mango, and pine. Taste: Taste follows garlic, onion, orange, mango, pine. Palate: Mouthfeel is a little above medium, mild carbonation, a hint dry, and excellent drinkability. Overall: Nicely balanced between the caramel malts and American hops. Good citrus and pine notes with hints of tropical fruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as complex as I was hoping but surprisingly smooth and easy drinking.

3.7
rondphoto (4431) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2016
bottle @ House of 1000 Beers / New Kensington PA --- Aroma of citrus and malt. Nearly clear medium amber color, fluffy ivory head that stays at 1/2", sheets of lace. Taste is caramel malt and citrus hops, side by side through medium carbonation to a lingering finish. As the finish fades, unsweetened tea is present. Strong, huge body, not heavy, alcohol well-disguised, a good balanced brew. Recommended.

4.1
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Brunzies. Hawaii’an Punch, tropical fruit in a fragrant hoppy nose. Sweet caramel. Medium amber gold clear with foamy white lacing head. Medium body with medium-light carbonation. Sweet with tons of hoppy fruity flavor and medium bitterness. Mild bitter finish and light sweet bitter after.

4.1
hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2016
It pours golden with tinges of orange. It has a white head with plenty of lacing. It has aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and floral. It has flavors that are highlight by the grapefruit and citrus with bread, floral, and orange. It has a medium-high bitter finish with alcohol warming. For an imperial IPA this is fairly easy drinking.

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djd07 (14469) - 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.

3.3
CloakedDagger (2481) - - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is a blend of nice citrusy hops and then something more greasy and dank. Rich and malty, very spicy and dank if not extremely bitter. Pointing a little in many directions, but sort of ok. 240516

3.5
NJJereme (387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a copper-gold color with a light off-white head. Piney kind of aroma. Hoppy bitterness, medium bodied, hits the palate a bit hard.


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