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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
88
very good

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 14
Gots: 51 | 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:
Beer added by: MusicaleMike on 06-27-2009

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.
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3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From 09/01/13 notes. Had on tap at The Arlington in LBI, NJ. 12 oz. pour into a tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat clear bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bready malts, wheat, earthy notes, and very light citrus hops. Very malts and not much going on. Hops are on the back end and very light.

t - Tastes of bready malts, wheat, grains, citrus hops, grapefruit, and some floral hops. Slightly more hoppy than the nose but still not a lot of hops. Step up from the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. No bitterness, easy to drink aside from slightly being overcarbonated.

o - Overall a disappointing DIPA; more like a malty APA to me. Lots of malts and not a lot of hops to it, and a tiny bit overcarbonated. Not bad but probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Poured a hazy golden-orange color. There was an enormous fluffy white head that offers a very slow fade down to a thick film with a dollop in the middle of it. Lots of serious lacing.

S- Citrus and herbal hops, neither is prominent. A whiff of sweet malts. I expected some scent of alcohol from this DIPA but I picked up sweets.

T-Citrus and herbal hops...again. Big caramel malt backbone. And now I get some alcohol.

M-Lots of body There's some alcohol bite and sweetness from the booze and malts. It feels like a big beer.

O-I may not drink this everyday, but when I do, I enjoy it.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I have liked Yards on tap at 30th St Station. I am liking this one very much. DIPA poured into .5 liter glass.

A: Pours hazy pale yellow golden. Very large bright white head that lasts and settles into a rocky cap. Sticky lacing all the way down. This is one well made beer. A looker.

S: Lots of grassy, herbaceous hops. Sweet malt. A bit catty and fruit underneath.

T: Starts with hop bitterness up front. It's a grassy, herbal style with only a little fruit. Sweet malts in the middle.

M: Full bodied, creamy, great finish. As a rerview wrote a "large mouthfeel". great finish. Would not know for sure it's a DIPA.

With Cheese course: huntsman, Bellavitano w rosemary bread and dark pretzel. (great combo)

Revisit on 3-10-14. Consistent. It's a trifle soapy, and very flowery/aromatic as it warms in a good way.

Made a black and pale out of it with a smokey OLD FORGE resolution rye - both are better for it!

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served as a yellow-orange colored brew with a two finger foamy white head. The head has a fair level of retention, fading over time to leave a good leave of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a sweet citrus smell with some notes of a yeasty breadiness, some lighter pine aromas, as well as a decent grapefruit hop smell. With these is a little bit of caramel overall giving it a rather nice balanced smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and sweeter citrus flavor that create a base for the brew. Upfront there is a bit of grapefruit that grows stronger and stronger as the flavor advances to the end. More toward the middle of the taste, some flavors of pine begin sneaking their way onto the scene along with the advent of some caramel sweetness. While never matching the grapefruit hop the pine grows a bit stronger in intensity toward the end, where it is joined by some flavor of a light earthy hop to leave a bitter but still moderately sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather creamy and thick with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A little less carbonation may have accentuated the beer’s nice hop flavor profile a bit better, but with that said, the beers thicker body was spot on for the nice hoppy and bready flavors.

Overall – Due to its nice blend of hops, malt, and sweeter flavors this is a rather nice and quite easy drinking Imperial.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into tulip. bottled 073013. 14:00.

A: golden blond body. a very slight haze. head is bright white with good retention. spotted clusters of lace left behind.

S: very hoppy. sticky. inviting. mild cantaloupe and melon. pine trees. smooth malty undertones provide a backdrop.

T: real piney, resinous hop flavor. well pronounced. moderately sticky. there is actually a slightly minty flavor going on here. menthol. a mild alcohol presence, but the warming sensation is appreciated.

M: solid carb on a medium/fullish body.

D: a pretty tasty DIPA from Yards. great hop flavor, I like the methanol aspect of it all. adds a slightly different dimension of flavor and aroma. two thumbs up from me.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.