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IPA - Cape May Brewing Company

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84
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65 Ratings
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very good

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Ahoyhoyindeed, Jul 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jason, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

RichardMNixon, Sep 01, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

Triklino, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

RyanOooh, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

NickWobby, Jul 29, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

kcq101, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

kjmass, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

IPAchris, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of sulldaddy
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

sulldaddy, Jul 30, 2014
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IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.