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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

336 Ratings
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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice and creamy that takes a long time to dissipate and seems to renew itself after every sip. The beer itself is a clear golden orange. The beer is extremely clean for a beer. The smell is nice and hoppy. The hoppy notes are fairly tropical with grapefruit notes and orange notes mixing with a hint of lemon skin. A malt does exist but is fairly soft and a bit breadish when compared to the rest of the beer. The taste is a bit different from the smell. The tropical hop notes are still there but the taste is also a bit sweeter because of the Pilsner malts. The sweetness works well and makes the hop more bearable and the flavor even more tropical. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the heavier side. Overall, a very good seasonal and one that should be picked up.

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A - Pours a nice bright, clear gold color with a thin frothy head and a generous amount of carbonation.

S - Mango, papaya, pineapple, and peach. The overall arima is dank, juicy sweet tropical fruit.

T - Follows the nose quite closely with minimal malt presence and intense tropical fruit. Guava, papaya, some mango, peach, and all hops from start to finish, finishes with a juicy grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers. Resiny, juicy, and and some peppery spice on the finish. The ending bitterness lingers for a good long time.

M - Medium body, smooth mild carbonation, intense hop resin coats the mouth and leaves a somewhat cotton-like feel.

O - A fine D-IPA, intensely hoppy, and well hidden alcohol.

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