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Cape Of Good Hope IPA - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 32 | 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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A - Pours a nice bright, clear gold color with a thin frothy head and a generous amount of carbonation.

S - Mango, papaya, pineapple, and peach. The overall arima is dank, juicy sweet tropical fruit.

T - Follows the nose quite closely with minimal malt presence and intense tropical fruit. Guava, papaya, some mango, peach, and all hops from start to finish, finishes with a juicy grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers. Resiny, juicy, and and some peppery spice on the finish. The ending bitterness lingers for a good long time.

M - Medium body, smooth mild carbonation, intense hop resin coats the mouth and leaves a somewhat cotton-like feel.

O - A fine D-IPA, intensely hoppy, and well hidden alcohol.

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2014 Vintage
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale gold with 1 finger of creamy white head. Excellent clarity with extremely light carbonation.

Nose
Light aromas of peach, pineapple, and passion fruit.

Taste
Sugar coated passion fruit, peach, and pine needle. Honey and table sugar. Finishes with tangerine and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and off-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Moderately bitter with fruit zest and dry pine. Easy drinking for the 9.3% abv.

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2011 Vintage - 3.65 / 5

A: Pours a cloudy copper with amber highlights. Yields an explosive fluffy, white head that dissipates slowly. Good frothy, webbed lacing and moderate carbonation.

N: Orange citrus, lemon, caramel and hints of pine.

T: Orange juice, lemon zest and candied caramel upfront. Caramel notes flow through while picking up hints of papaya and coconut. Finishes with lingering pine, citrus and caramel.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, tingly with carbonation and dry.

O: Nicely balanced between the caramel malts and American hops. Good citrus and pine notes with hints of tropical fruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as complex as I was hoping but surprisingly smooth and easy drinking.

justintcoons, Oct 06, 2014
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Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.