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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

329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
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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2014 Vintage
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale gold with 1 finger of creamy white head. Excellent clarity with extremely light carbonation.

Nose
Light aromas of peach, pineapple, and passion fruit.

Taste
Sugar coated passion fruit, peach, and pine needle. Honey and table sugar. Finishes with tangerine and grapefruit zest.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, and off-dry with a moderate bitterness.

Overall
Moderately bitter with fruit zest and dry pine. Easy drinking for the 9.3% abv.

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2011 Vintage - 3.65 / 5

A: Pours a cloudy copper with amber highlights. Yields an explosive fluffy, white head that dissipates slowly. Good frothy, webbed lacing and moderate carbonation.

N: Orange citrus, lemon, caramel and hints of pine.

T: Orange juice, lemon zest and candied caramel upfront. Caramel notes flow through while picking up hints of papaya and coconut. Finishes with lingering pine, citrus and caramel.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, tingly with carbonation and dry.

O: Nicely balanced between the caramel malts and American hops. Good citrus and pine notes with hints of tropical fruit. Alcohol is well hidden. Not as complex as I was hoping but surprisingly smooth and easy drinking.

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Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

I gave it an aggressive pour, and received a 1 inch head.

It has a cloudy appearance with quite a bit of carbonation.

This is classified as an Epic ale, my virgin ale, but after several they are all epic, no disrespect homie.

I'm getting a fresh hoppy citrus smell, very fresh.

Its mouth feel is slightly bitter, somewhat thick with a little bitter taste lasting in the mouth.

This is a good ale , fresh crisp, citrus notes with a definite hop presence.

This is my first Yards beer but this one is definitely worth a taste and I will look for some other varieties from this company, well done Yards.

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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.

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Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.