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IPA - Cape May Brewing Company

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85
very good

60 Ratings
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87
very good

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer, this is a decidedly hoppy, bitter, moderately strong American pale ale. We load it with Cascade hops that provde floral and citrus notes. This IPA emphasizes the hop aroma and flavor, while muting the hop bitterness.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: Ahoyhoyindeed on 07-18-2011)
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Reviews by Ahoyhoyindeed:
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Ahoyhoyindeed

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +17%

Cape May Brewing Company's first beer is an IPA by design and flavor but darker than most. It has a nice hop bite up front that isn't overwhelming and blends away into an IPA bitterness with a toasty, caramel finish. The whole taste experience is gentle but impressive with an understated complexity. Overall very nice.

07-18-2011 13:33:18 | More by Ahoyhoyindeed
More User Reviews:
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%

32oz Boston Round growler from the brewery.

Hazed out pale copper hue, excellent lacing all around. Semi-brash citrus rind from Cascade hops, hint of mint and dry breadiness too boot. Smooth with a solid medium body from the sturdy malt backbone. Hearty hop bitterness has big citrus flavors of rind and pith, those flavors linger with a meeting of bread and faint yeast. The dry finish pushes me for another sip.

Loving this brew as it take you to another place rather than the usual paths of trendy IPAs.

05-20-2014 03:29:14 | More by Jason
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-31-2013 23:03:28 | More by RichardMNixon
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Triklino

New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +12.8%

08-17-2014 02:27:01 | More by Triklino
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RyanOooh

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-25-2013 00:56:30 | More by RyanOooh
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StevenH

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2014 05:26:22 | More by StevenH
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-23-2013 20:15:59 | More by PaBeerLover
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NickWobby


3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-29-2014 01:52:25 | More by NickWobby
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-26-2014 00:29:37 | More by Hockey_Fan
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-15-2014 18:18:10 | More by mikeburd1128
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-18-2012 23:34:53 | More by Louski
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jasinviso

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

02-29-2012 08:55:28 | More by jasinviso
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-10-2014 23:43:17 | More by dvanhandel
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ArtZan

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

03-12-2014 20:16:28 | More by ArtZan
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Yellolab2010

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-12-2014 13:07:10 | More by Yellolab2010
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kjmass

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-07-2013 21:49:46 | More by kjmass
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-18-2014 18:08:15 | More by baconfromwalmart
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-29-2014 22:36:22 | More by LarryMyers
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-22-2013 17:57:43 | More by NJBeer265
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-01-2014 15:31:19 | More by IPAchris
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Sampling a cold growler poured into a mug. Thanks for the hookup to my brother Curt. I actually visited the brewery in their early days before the tasting room was functional and was worried about how they made it through hurricane damage.
This IPA proves that they are doing A OK.
the beer pours a slightly hazy copper hue with a brown eggshell creamy head of about 1.5 cm.
The aroma is citrus and rindy hops with a good caramel backbone to balance the beer.
The first sip reveals a fine tingly carbonation that tickles my palate as I sample this beer. The body is average and drinks very easy.
Flavor is some caramel and toffee up front and then rolls to a good dose of rindy and grapefruit pith hops. The hops dry out the finish and leave a lingering bitterness.
I dont get any booze on this one, and find the beer enjoyable and dont have much problem polishing off the growler.
Next family vacation I know where I am going for growler fills.

07-30-2014 03:05:23 | More by sulldaddy
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murphius1118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-16-2014 22:31:15 | More by murphius1118
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-17-2013 14:21:16 | More by Oakenator
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

On tap at Cabanas in Cape May. Reviewed from last nights notes.

A- very dark and cloudy for an IPA. This is really not what I expect in and IPA.

S- good aroma, piney and strong.

T- nice hop bitterness upfront, fades a little toward the finish, but ends as a refreshing malt/hop balance.

M- good texture, not too light, but not too heavy.

O- this IPA is good. I dont know if it is something I would go for all the time as it is a lighter, more muted IPA. That being said, it eorked perfevtly for me eating a crab topped burger while looking out onto the ocean. It really is a great beach/pool IPA. They should really can this stuff.

07-28-2011 14:05:15 | More by DaveHack
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-12-2013 13:30:07 | More by InspectorBob
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IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.