Cape Of Good Hope IPA - Yards Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev +6.2%
On cask via handpump @ Resurrection Ale House (Philadelphia, PA) on 10/3/09. Served in a pint glass.
Review #1,000 for me.
Pours a slightly hazy copper, with a super smooth and creamy finger of slightly off-white head. This stays rich and thick from the cask pour, just splattering the sides of the glass with robust lace. The aroma is just loaded with hop character. Floral notes, pine, spice, and heavy tropical fruits. Bready sweet caramel gives the nose a sweet backing. This is just very sticky and hoppy in the nose. I like it!
The taste is a big hoppy mess (but in a good way) of pine resins, spice, and juicy citrus. Caramel malts do a really nice job here of reigning in the hops, while still allowing them to shine. Finishes with a lingering resinous mix of spice and tang, which just STICKS in the mouth. You definitely don't forget the hops afer each sip! Being on cask, the aggressiveness of the bitterness is smoothed out a little more than normal but I didn't mind. This just has a satisfying hoppy flavor profile to it. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an extremely easy and bubbly creaminess to it. There is some beef to this in the mouth, but the cask conditioning smooths this out so much, you can barely make it out.
I don't have a lot of experience with the beers from Yards, but if this is the type of bold offerings that they are recently putting out, then I'm definitely going to have to keep an eye out for more when I'm in the Philly market. Nice stuff, and on cask to boot!
10-08-2009 12:28:32 | More by Kegatron
4.69/5 rDev +21.5%
A - Lovely orange amber with thick white head & good laces
S - citrus, pine
T- hoppy, slight citrus sweetness, tastes the way it smells, not much malt
M- medium, refreshing - amazing balance & smooth finish.
O - simply outstanding, watch the ABV at 8+ - deceiving.
Served in an 11 oz wine glass at the Pourhouse, Westmont, NJ
10-08-2013 23:12:06 | More by EBeckett3
2.42/5 rDev -37.3%
Bottled on 7/27/2011. Very fresh and very inexpensive for a DIPA, $7.99 for a six pack!
Unfortunately, I don't really know what the deal is with this beer. It's an average-to-low quality English-style DIPA, sort of like a homebrew version of the similarly puzzling Sixpoint Bengali Tiger. Pours like the last glass of tea in the pitcher, copper and cloudy. Looks like a melted old penny. The smell begins the "hmmm?" reaction, delivering sort of a mint tea thing with a bit of sweetness. The flavor is a ton more tea, this time made musty with extremely earthy hops (no bitterness comes through over the tealeaf acidity). There is an awful sweet malt thing going on that leaves a nasty, thick aftertaste (think a low-rent 'craft' beer like one made by Sea Dog or whatever). One of the biggest disappointments imaginable considering the positive reviews here and the whole "imperial pale ale" claim. This beer is a thick, sweet, musty disappointment.
08-07-2011 02:14:59 | More by mfunk9786
Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.