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Cape Of Good Hope IPA - Yards Brewing Co.

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Cape Of Good Hope IPACape Of Good Hope IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: MusicaleMike on 06-27-2009)
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[2014 version (West Coast style) - served in a snifter]

L: gummy, white foam stand... yellow-amber and dry-hop hazy

S: orange/grapefruit skin (perfumy), circus peanut

T: semi-dry, nutty-malty finish... flash of mango midway, which lingers later aside malt flavors and a leafy bitterness... dank, sticky resins linger in the aftertaste

F: medium-thick, flowing in a frothy coat... late heat in the belly

O: another one of Yards' superbly dry, yet pulpy-fruity IPAs

Bouleboubier, Monday at 07:47 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

RedTarmac, Monday at 06:24 PM
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3.92/5  rDev 0%

Hearneator, Monday at 03:39 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

cosgrovekatie, Friday at 05:51 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BMart, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of Yancey82
4/5  rDev +2%

Excellent IPA. Very light in color but with great body. Super drinkable considering the 8.1 ABV. Nice citrus hops and a clean finish. Well done Yards!

Yancey82, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

kevdude, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%

Bethany_B, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

PA-Michigander, Nov 15, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -18.4%

biclinoe, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

rdoggg, Nov 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

dbenfer, Nov 13, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

BeerforBrendan, Nov 11, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

therealsikes, Nov 08, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +18.4%

96gpse, Nov 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Furley80, Nov 04, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

HoppyDrinker, Nov 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jcarbaugh, Nov 01, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

doc_logic, Oct 31, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

Boxerjay, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice and creamy that takes a long time to dissipate and seems to renew itself after every sip. The beer itself is a clear golden orange. The beer is extremely clean for a beer. The smell is nice and hoppy. The hoppy notes are fairly tropical with grapefruit notes and orange notes mixing with a hint of lemon skin. A malt does exist but is fairly soft and a bit breadish when compared to the rest of the beer. The taste is a bit different from the smell. The tropical hop notes are still there but the taste is also a bit sweeter because of the Pilsner malts. The sweetness works well and makes the hop more bearable and the flavor even more tropical. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the heavier side. Overall, a very good seasonal and one that should be picked up.

HattedClassic, Oct 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ejimhof, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

NoProblem, Oct 25, 2014
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Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.