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Cape Of Good Hope IPA - Yards Brewing Co.

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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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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Reviews by FlakyBiscuit:
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very enjoyable and drinkable 2ipa. Consumed in a pint glass from a fresh bottle, this beer poured a clear copper with a half inch head. Mild bread and nut aromas. As far as taste, a balanced brew with no typically hop bitterness that comes from other 2x ipas. Kind of a hopped up ESB with a little spice and toffee flavor. Nice lacing and mildly carbonated. A well made ale. I enjoyed this beer and will enjoy this again. Yards is one of my favorite brewers and this beer does not disappoint.

FlakyBiscuit, Oct 09, 2012
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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!

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Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.