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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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very good

294 Ratings
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | 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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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottle. Pours clearance me vibrant yellow. Head is white and well formed. Head leaves strings of lace. Prevalent hops in the aroma. Tropical fruit hops. Apricot hops. Citrus flesh. Apparently this year's offering uses the combination of Chinook, Mosaic, Cluster, Crystal and Pacific Jade hops. Hops also smell a bit green and grassy. Malt is very pale is clean. Flavor is very juicy. Peaches and apricots are imparted by the hop medley. The malt imparts some basic pale flavor. Overall it's pretty dry but there is some sweetness in the middle. The finish is surprisingly not overly bitter. Body is also surprisingly light, all things considered. I could see these sneaking up on me quickly. I enjoyed this brew. It has some tasty tropical fruit flavor and it isn't overly assertive. If I could get this more often I mostly likely would be a repeat customer.

VelvetExtract, Sep 27, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Label simply says it's a dry-hopped epic ale, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. Pours a bright clear gold with two fingers of frothy head that leaves a nice collar and substantial lacing. The aroma immediately signals what is in store. Strong bright grapefruit, plenty of tropical fruit, and floral notes abound.

No false advertising in the smell. The taste is full of bitter grapefruit and other citrus, mango, and papaya. Medium body with lower carbonation. Coats the palate well, but finishes crisp and clean with just a slight lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. No indication of abv on the bottle, but whatever it is, it is dangerously drinkable.

The description says this beer changes every year. I can't speak to past incarnations, but this one is excellent. Will definitely buy more of this soon.

glass_house, Sep 20, 2014
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Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.