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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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 12
Gots: 47 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass. Bottled July 17, 2013.

A - Pours a golden color, lighter than usual for the style. Crystal clear with two fingers of snow white head. Lacing in abundance.

S - Bursting with fresh, earthy hops. Some tropical fruits contribute sweet and tangy aromas as well. Light Cheerio malts and grass clippings round out this interesting and vibrant aroma.

T - Very balanced flavor. Grassy hops hit hard on the palate followed by a honey covered biscuit sweet maltiness. Mild citrus and tropicals on the back end with a little bit of drying pine linger.

M - Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Dry and warm finish.

O - I was very impressed by the aroma, but let down a bit by the flavor. It evens out as a middle of the road DIPA. Balance is one of the strengths, unsurprising for an exclusively British-style brewery. I may get it again, but probably not often. I preferred the cask version I tried previously.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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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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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Roose13
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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4/5  rDev +2%

Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.