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IPA - Cape May Brewing Company

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85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

11-22-2011 14:50:09 | More by touchmeimsac
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a slightly hazy amber pour (leaning towards orange), 2 fingers bright white head.
smells of piney hops, toasted caramel/honey background.. sweet, floral, almost like a forest.

there's a very subtle bitterness in the taste. dirt, earth, pine, flowers, honey, roasted grains.. kind of complex for an ipa!

light - medium body, very refreshing, crisp yet makes you want more.
an excellent session ale, a very tasty ipa (more leaning towards the english ipa form the complex malt profile) with a very nice floral hop bitterness. a wonderfully balanced ipa to be on the lookout for!

Serving type: growler

09-08-2012 17:14:53 | More by facundoCNB
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rtk235

Vermont

4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It wasn't what I expected from an IPA but I was delightfully surprised.

It was amber in color with an appropriate head and good lacing as it went down.

The floral and piney aroma really hits you. (They must dry hop the heck out of this thing)

The flavor was a hop explosion in my mouth but not in that over-the-top 10 million IBUs kind-of style. It was all about the flavor of the hops with low bitterness that allows you to really put these things back.

I would have to say that this is definitely a session-able IPA and very unique. I can't wait to try more!

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2011 15:30:13 | More by rtk235
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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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djamieson

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled 4oz of this one at the Atlantic City Beer Festival. A little bit went a long way for me.
A: This beer had a very nice cloudiness...always a sign of richness in flavor that is to come.
S: Vice nice hop aroma...would be even nicer in the appropriate glassware (instead of a reusable plastic mug)
T: Very complex hops with just enough spice and sweetness to balance out...could have been a quaffer, but too special not to savor.
M: This beer did have good richness/viscosity...Stylish would be the best word.
Overall, I am now a big fan of this beer. I will actively seek it out in the Northern parts of Jersey and beyond. You should too :)

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 17:13:37 | More by djamieson
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Ahoyhoyindeed

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +17%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2011 13:33:18 | More by Ahoyhoyindeed
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-09-2013 23:15:25 | More by zekeman17
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Jimbodini

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-24-2014 15:17:08 | More by Jimbodini
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-24-2013 02:22:40 | More by Gww1864
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tap at the Washington Street Mall in Cape May into a standard pint glass.

A: A medium to darker amber color with a one finger off white head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Pine and floral hops, grainy and bready sweetness, rich smelling.

T: The hops bite up front nicely with tons of pine, some earthy notes, floral notes and a bit of citrus. The deep rich malt comes through with bread notes, grains and some sweeter caramel. Finish is a nice balance between the hops bitterness and the lingering sweetness. Very balanced, very nice!

M: Medium to full mouthfeel, very rich with the sweetness and some bitterness. Nice carbonation, very drinkable.

O: A very solid and balanced IPA that was very enjoyable to drink and one that I would drink again if I see it.

I was surprised at this beer being as solid as it is. I think this is a nice flagship beer that is perfect for that area. Solid craft brew, but not super complex or fancy. Just a very drinkable and enjoyable IPA. Well done, I'll be trying more of their beer and I'll try to get to the brewery for a tasting/tour.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2013 13:03:03 | More by Kadonny
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-17-2013 14:21:16 | More by Oakenator
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-10-2013 16:15:50 | More by thampel09
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-15-2013 11:15:19 | More by Slatetank
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-09-2014 17:57:14 | More by oriolesfan4
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-01-2014 20:44:15 | More by brutalist
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

05-03-2013 08:22:00 | More by staticmaneuver
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An amber hued hazy beer. Aroma was a balance between floral hops and sweet malts. Taste was smooth and refreshing with a mildly hop bite and sweet malts. Not bitter at all and pretty flavorful. A very flavorfull beer on what was probably the hotest day of the year. A missed review from July.

Serving type: growler

12-08-2012 20:36:33 | More by micromaniac129
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler into a mason jar

Pours a burnt orange with a yellow two+ finger head. Good staying power and rings of lace. Hazy.

The aroma is of pine needles, cracked grains, toffee, citrus, and some fresh flowers. Well-balanced, with everything in equal parts.

The flavor profole follows the nose. Spruce/pine needles mix with flowers and citrus before yielding to lightly toasted grains. A mild bitterness swings back through with some spruce/pine in the finish.

Medium body, dry, clean. Pretty straightforward with a good balance.

This is a solid east coast take on the style. Balanced with mild bitterness, high drinkability.

Serving type: growler

07-15-2012 14:07:29 | More by ColForbinBC
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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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IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
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