Cape Of Good Hope IPA - Yards Brewing Co.
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3.2/5 rDev -17.3%
on tap at devils den in philly - review from notes
Pours a hazed amber and caramel color with a nice fluff of beige head. Retains really well with tons of lacing layered around the glass.
Somewhat nondescript nose with some light pine and resiny hops. Bready caramel sweetness and a faint warmth.
Nice bitterness up front with pine, resin and pithy grapefruit. Decent maltiness with bread, caramel and light syrupy hints. Finishes bitter with a noticeable smack of alcohol.
Medium body, decent carbonation, very sticky, almost chewy feel. This is pretty decent compared to some of Yards other offerings, but it'd definitely be lost in the crowd of DIPAs.
02-08-2012 01:59:02 | More by xnicknj
2.25/5 rDev -41.9%
12oz bottle to snifter. Sampled 9/1/11, one month after the bottling date of 7/27/11. The bottle indicates a marginally stronger beer than BA - 8.3% ABV.
A: Pours with a small 1/2 finger head, airy/foamy and light tan in color. The sienna brown body is hazy - as expected being unfiltered - and completely opaque. Spare lacing.
S: The hop bill is heavy - putting out aromas of pine resin, orange and dried herbs. Just beyond that, plenty of caramel and toasted grain come through. Alcohol presence is high and accentuated further by plasticky phenols.
T: Wood, honey, a combination of caramel and toffee plus light notes of cardboard or paper. The bottle says "uniquely aged" which leaves me wondering what that means exactly - but also if any oxidation has taken place. Aside from that, the alcohol is just too prominent for my taste.
M: Medium-ll body with a fizzy effervescence and slightly minerally texture. A firm bitterness on the end helps to conceal the sweetness.
O: I'd like to see Yards tweak the recipe before the next release but apparently plenty of folks enjoy this one just like it is. Just came across a little hot and messy to me.
01-29-2012 16:19:38 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
4.47/5 rDev +15.5%
On tap at the brewery.
A: Nice orange to reddish hue. Poured a 1 finger white head. Hop haze.
S: Big citrus tones. Tons of grapefruit. Pretty sure Simcoe is the culprit. Really nice smelling.
T: Huge hop notes, lingering bitterness, fresh and clean tasting. Malty in background with a slight hint of alcohol.
M: More on the sweet side although hops balance out the caramel malt. Alcohol also noticeable but not detracting.
O: Awesome beer that came out of one giant f-up according to Tom Kehoe. Awesome mistake guys!
12-23-2011 16:10:54 | More by JerseyKirk
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
cloudy, hazy, and sediment filled, deep, burnt amber was then poured into the glass. Tons of floaties in this one, which does not really turn me off to it. A nice two inch layer of foam then rose up over it and took over over, settling gently into a thin layer of lace across the top which hung around for a good long while. Some carbonation as well as some decent side glass lace were present as well.
The aroma was a mixture of resin filled piney hops, with a touch of earthy malts. Nothing terribly overpowering here, infact it was fairly well balanced. The flavor was more of the same, started out with a rolling bready malt flavor which coated the tonguey with a viscous, medium bodied feel, soem really nice bitter notes as it passed, with pine and grass mixed with a light grapefruit touch in the finish
11-14-2011 23:39:01 | More by mikesgroove
3.53/5 rDev -8.8%
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a very hazy brown color with golden orange hues. Completely opaque with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades into a thin ring. Minimal lacing.
Slightly earthy hop aroma with lots of citrus and a strong malt presence. Hints of pine and hop oils followed by sweet orange peel countered by a caramel malt character.
Medium bodied with a blast of earthy dry hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes into a slightly bitter, dry finish. Bitter piney hops up front that are countered by sweet citrus mid palate giving off strong orange peel and grapefruit flavor that is very sweet. Back end has stronger malt flavor than expected with some chocolate, caramel and boozy heat. Complex and decently balanced but a bit boozy. Not bad.
10-23-2011 21:51:24 | More by corby112
3.45/5 rDev -10.9%
A: cloudy dark red/brown with a small but noticeable head. Head does not retain long.
S: some spicy hop notes with citrus rind, a little grass. Touch of alcohol on the nose as well.
T: Nice smooth bitterness. Hop flavor is evident but not powerful for a DIPA. A little spiciness and citrus notes. Finishes a little sweet and caramel like when the malts come through.
M: feels a little light and watery in the mouth. Good carbonation though balances the beer.
O: this is a unique DIPA that I'm glad I tried, however I'm not too sure i'll be reaching fro this again.
10-02-2011 21:51:29 | More by ShemRahBoo
3.78/5 rDev -2.3%
On draft at the Drafting Room. 2 ounce sample.
A medium golden orange with some thin white head that grips the glass. Nose is very perfumed and like frankensensce. Some dried citrus and cinnamon. Palate is pleasantly bitter with lush citrus and green leaves. Some caramel and vanilla. A suggestion of oak too. Very interesting and cool. Would love to try again.
10-01-2011 18:31:21 | More by SFLpunk
Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
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