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IPA - Cape May Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +4%
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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-08-2013 20:41:32 | More by orangesol
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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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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

09-04-2013 11:39:18 | More by xnicknj
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

4oz taster pour into CMBC pint glass at their facility.

A: Pours out a dark orange almost amber like color. Half finger of head. Bright white. Nice carbo. Some spotty lacing bits on the glass during the sip.

S: I want more hops. I get some fruit and light pine. Bready malt. Smells balanced.

T: Really mild. Easy coast for sure. Some hop bitterness right away, but basically plain. Lots of balancing malts in the middle. Almost to much. It's a basic IPA for entry level drinkers.

M: light to medium.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2012 14:30:33 | More by inlimbo77
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +25.1%
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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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2011 14:05:15 | More by DaveHack
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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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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

06-24-2013 02:22:40 | More by Gww1864
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33.7%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-10-2014 18:53:27 | More by Belittle
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

10-10-2013 16:15:50 | More by thampel09
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2014 19:20:28 | More by tedho21
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
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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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-01-2014 20:44:15 | More by brutalist
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IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
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