Cape Of Good Hope IPA - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by B33R501:
4.18/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Beautiful darkish amber pour, nice head, lots of lace. Big combination aroma of caramel malts and piney hops. Very fresh. Taste follows, caramel malts, sweet breads, english toffee, with a delightfully moderate puckering hop bitterness. Dry finish, buttery, sweet and bitter. Grapefruit and pine linger on the palate for a while, making this a most memorable experience.
While some may find this beer average or lacking in some ways, I find it fresh, delicious, and damn good. Pretty damn complex too. Well crafted, you could (and I have) do alot worse. $3 a pint makes this a best buy. Much better than it gets credit for.
And on a personal note, stop reading if you're offended. This is (one of) the beers I enjoyed on a very sad Labor Day 2011. I believe it was 2 of these and 1 Double Simcoe. Took Thu and Fri off to hang with the kids and goto the pool, only to find out the Hurricane (for reference the same that devastated Vermont and the Alchemist) damaged and closed the pool and Jack got sick Wed. By Sun the worst happened, an old family friend (my parents age but still) had died, I got the news Labor Day Mon, dropped my girls off in Philly, grabbed 3 beers, drove around the old neighborhood, went home and took a nap. Did it help? No, but it numbed the pain. And the one year anniversary is quickly approaching. Jack loved life, family, pinochle, the pool, and my little one, like his own granddaughter. And then we had to tell her this summer when someone was missing from the pool.
Posted for posterity. RIP good friend.
Serving type: on-tap
08-21-2012 20:34:14 | More by B33R501
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3.83/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is a pale brew, golden yellow and with a bright white head. The aroma is hoppy...earthy and herbal. There is a little malt, pale, not any roasted character. Some fruit...peach.m. The taste is balanced. Some serious spicy hops...a a little malt, but it is hop dominant. Full in body. It is a very enjoyable brew.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 03:44:24 | More by Suds
Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.