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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
87
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | 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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megamass

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-22-2013 23:00:05 | More by megamass
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-18-2013 01:56:52 | More by HarmonMW
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-15-2013 12:50:08 | More by touchmeimsac
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-12-2013 17:54:15 | More by mikeburd1128
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-22-2013 15:11:58 | More by Jason1337
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-21-2013 05:32:54 | More by RayOhioFelton
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mark-herrmann

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

02-21-2013 18:12:55 | More by mark-herrmann
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-19-2013 04:54:36 | More by Blanco
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gnikola

Serbia

5/5  rDev +29.5%

01-17-2013 13:01:07 | More by gnikola
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-08-2013 04:17:21 | More by AntLeatherface
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours out as a very nice looking crimson red color with a white foamy head on top. The retention and lacing on this beer was very good. The smell of the beer is loaded with some beautiful hop aromas with a minimal malt presence on the nose. The taste of the beer is sweet and hoppy. It's a great balance of malt and hops but hoppy enough to give it the extra punch it needs to fit the style. The mouthfeel of the beer had a good amount of oily body, there is a subtle carbonation to it also. Overall in all honesty I think this is the best beer I've had from Yards. I am a big fan of this style beer and I thought this was really good. I'd buy this one again without a second thought.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 22:11:18 | More by Knapp85
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bbrown12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-04-2013 00:37:39 | More by bbrown12
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-28-2012 18:56:07 | More by RobertColianni
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-19-2012 02:34:01 | More by JimmyCop
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-18-2012 01:20:34 | More by stereosforgeeks
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artnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-24-2012 18:27:51 | More by artnerd
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Roose13

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A: A dark copper. Half inch head that hangs a bit.

S: Very citrusy, a little piny. Very hoppy. It actually smelled like something I would drink on a harbor in Philly/Camden. Just felt like that atmosphere to me.

T: Bready, malty, and hoppy.

M: Pretty dry. Medium body. Balanced

Overall: Just a well-balanced DIPA with a full taste. Amazing beer and one of the best offerings I've had from Yard's

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 23:38:22 | More by Roose13
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EvilAsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2012 19:15:25 | More by EvilAsh
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of stmgl01. Poured into Hunahpu snifter.

A- Pours a copper brownish with a couple fingers of slightly yellowish head that recedes at a moderate pace to leave pretty much no head. Consistently rising carbonation bubbles.

S- Some citrusy lemony hops balanced with bready caramel malts and a tiny bit of oily resin. Nice smell, reminds me a little bit of Alpine's Duet but definitely not as good. About average aroma strength.

T- Light citrusy resinous hops and malts that lend some caramel, nutty, and bready flavors. Nicely balanced and decently flavorful. Hops could have been pronounced a little bit more, but overall a nice clean profile. Finishes with some light bitterness and a light lemony aftertaste.

M- A little bit watery, light carbonation, easy drinking, a little bit of alcohol on the finish.

O- Decent overall DIPA that was nice to try. Hops could have been a little bit more pronounced and abv toned down a little bit to maybe 7%. I would drink this again and it was nice to try, but it's not something that I would search out.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 22:33:54 | More by jaasen64
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-09-2012 01:31:33 | More by rolltide8425
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-01-2012 00:28:21 | More by greg4579
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice a DIPA! I thought this was just your everyday IPA or pale ale.

A - A fairly dark DIPA, clear and bubbly with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head.

S - Smells of soft citrus hops, sweet malts, and a clean profile.

T - Actually quite good. Clean crisp hops with no noticeable ABV. Malt profile is rather grainy but balanced and sweet with a cracker like finish. Hops do show in the finish yet again balanced.

M - Wow so good. Medium bodied, crisp, clean.

Overall what a great surprise by Yards and I think the best part was it was mixed and matched (6 pack) for under 10 bucks. Completely impressed me with flavor and price. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:44:57 | More by DrDemento456
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-27-2012 21:26:50 | More by jurbanik
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-24-2012 01:16:29 | More by hollywood_15063
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dumptruck81

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-20-2012 18:47:38 | More by dumptruck81
Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.