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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
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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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FickleBeast

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours very clear amber with a nice finger if fluffy foam. Aroma is hoppy, floral, sweet.

First sip is sweet, malty up front and finishes bitter. Certainly an east coast style ipa. Quite balanced but a Tad on the sweet side. Hops are showcased in the bitter finish but not a ton of hop flavor compared to others of the style.

Overall, above average but not top tier...

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 01:21:35 | More by FickleBeast
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Louski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-01-2012 17:36:05 | More by Louski
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-31-2012 23:49:08 | More by Chugs13
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-31-2012 20:15:21 | More by bacher468
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-30-2012 15:08:24 | More by JohnK17
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JNW

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-28-2012 01:41:48 | More by JNW
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-25-2012 17:43:37 | More by Gww1864
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-25-2012 00:15:35 | More by wertschy
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

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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frank12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-21-2012 07:47:26 | More by frank12
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-21-2012 04:17:49 | More by tmars13
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-19-2012 01:14:48 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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richbrew

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-18-2012 23:46:56 | More by richbrew
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-18-2012 04:56:03 | More by st9647v3
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 Update...

This 2012 version pours a dark copper tinted amber, minimal cap of head. First whiff brings very muted notes of pine, light caramely, nutty and toasty malt profile. First sip is bitter, notes of caramel malts stronger than hop flavors of pine resin and faint fruit, boozy on the finish. Fuller side of medium bodied, oily and lingering bitterness.

Have had this brew every year since its inception in 2009. That years beer was bright, clean, bitter and fruity. 2010 and 2011 seemed to tone down the hoppy fruitiness a touch and ramp up the malt. The hop bill on this years brew is disappointing as the malt is much more in the front of the scent and taste. Bitter, yes... good hop flavor... not as much.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:27:48 | More by rfgetz
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2012 23:19:09 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-16-2012 23:18:08 | More by djrn2
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: burnt orange body, trace khaki head, solid lacing

S: mild grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, earthy

T: grapefruit, mango, pine, earthy, bitter/mild oily finish

M: med body, slight oily/sticky mouth

O: Enjoy Yards and LOVE this style, but this is
either a weak Imp IPA or strong IPA. Still
enjoyable, repeat buy and recommend.

QUITE NICE, WORTH HAVING!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 17:25:55 | More by BeerLover99
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-15-2012 01:02:15 | More by IPAchris
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tarnishes brass hue with great clarity and big sticky brown tinted head. Big hoppy nose. Earthy with pine , hints of grapefruit and citrus. Sweet malt underneath it all. Great lacing. Sweet biscuit up front with an english hop presence throughout. Nice full mouthfeel but smooth and goes down easy. Incredible balance actually. Lightly toasted malt throughout. Well blended flavors. One of the few english-style imperial ipas out there and incredibly drinkable at the high abv. Nice change of pace in the world of dipas and incredibly well done.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 03:34:00 | More by jtierney89
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-08-2012 03:47:38 | More by Hophead717
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear amber body with golden hues and a half finger head.

S: very malty. hops provide resin, citrus, earthy and bready notes.

T: a malt forward DIPA. The hops are simple providing some non-descript citrus and earthy notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one is just plain. not memorable in a very popular style with so many others with more flavor and complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:52:01 | More by kylehay2004
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-04-2012 23:37:40 | More by jwat
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-03-2012 01:25:18 | More by WDJersey
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +29.5%

05-22-2012 01:22:53 | More by SickNukes
Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
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