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Cape Cod Red - Cape Cod Beer

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-20-2004)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

A: Got a growler at a package store on Cape Cod, so I'm guessing it was pretty fresh. Poured into a pint glass. Body is reddish-amber with a 1-finger khaki-colored head. Left some lace.

S: Sweet malt with a slightly "off" scent that I can't put my finger on. That seems to dissipate after awhile, however, and I'm left with caramel & brown sugary malt with a waft of florally hops.

T: Follows the nose, pretty much: caramel malt, brown sugar up front and then a nice dry hoppy bitterness at the back end providing balance.

M: A tad bit heavier than light in heft, but lighter than medium-bodied. Slightly slick feel; could use some more fine, prickly carbonation, leading me to wonder if perhaps this growler had gone slightly flat.

D: Very good. Light body, flavorful and balanced means this goes down nicely. Growler was gone lickety-split between 3 people (mostly me).

08-04-2009 14:08:47 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout


3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Had this on tap at Spanky's in Hyannis, Cape Cod just down the street from the brewery.

As amber ales go, this is close to the best I've had. I'll admit that I don't typically seek out ambers and have only tried about 10 different kinds.

It was smooth and mellow. A well-balanced amber ale with caramel and toffee malt notes and a subtle spicy hop character. The flagship of Cape Cod Beer, this beer won’t steer you wrong! ”

OG: 13.5°P (1.054SG) ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 35
Malts: English – 5 varieties Hops: Domestic – 2 varieties

05-31-2013 02:26:39 | More by ExtraStout
Photo of SmellsofMahagony


2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

08-14-2014 06:20:28 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of tigg924


3.53/5  rDev -3%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, moderate carbonation, red/brown in color, clear

Smell: toasted malt and caramel

Taste: toasted malt, some hops, and caramel

Mouthfeel: light body, slightly sweet with a bitter backbone, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent caramely red that I could certainly sip a couple glasses of. I could also pass on this just as easily. Red is decent, but Cape Cod makes better offerings.

05-28-2010 15:12:09 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-29-2012 05:28:18 | More by NilocRellim
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-23-2014 10:10:05 | More by timontheroad
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-23-2013 00:22:43 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-09-2012 03:35:12 | More by JustinTauscher
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2011 02:18:16 | More by OBIrish24
Photo of KenC

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +14.8%

A– Poured classic red/amber. Two fingers of head when served. It dissipated quickly and left large circles of lacing to the end.

S- Malt smell with sweet caramel and maybe a touch of pepper.

T- Very good malt flavor, again the caramel shines. Perfect bitterness at the end that doesn’t overpower.

M- Medium feel, smooth, and bitter at all the right spots.

O- I think this could rival “Fat Tire” All the right tastes and textures at the right places. Too bad I can’t get this in bottles in NJ. Solid!

09-22-2011 23:39:25 | More by KenC
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-22-2014 16:12:49 | More by Bkeating5
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-03-2014 21:54:16 | More by hipHOPSanonymous
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-09-2012 23:22:22 | More by IrishGerman
Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS


3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

A very nice Amber style beer. Seen on tap in many more places so far this summer. Served on tap at Mahoney in Orleans. Deep amber (duh) color, with a slighty evil dark side to it. Nice frothy head, well done bar keep, whispy and lasting. Strong candy apple on the tongue, slighty bitter in the middle finishes clean.

CCB is doing a nice job promoting itself through grass-roots efforts here on the Cape. In a competitive market, they'll be challenged, but they'll be okay.

06-20-2006 12:32:03 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-10-2013 21:16:44 | More by Sailracer
Photo of wikk3d


4.1/5  rDev +12.6%

I had this beer a few days a go, so this is my overall review from what I remember.

Appearance - Pours a dark brownish amber, with a foam head that settles rather quickly.

Aroma - Malty smell with sweet scents that linger on the nose. You can tell it doesn't really have a lot of spice.

Taste - Very good malt flavor, again it's a little sweet, nothing that's overpowering. Maybe a hint of caramel.

Mouth - This beer leaves an incredibly good flavor after it's gone. It goes down real smooth.

Drinkability - This is a very good beer from Cape Cod, I think I could bring down the entire growler by myself. It's not bitter at all, and not overly hoppy. Just a solid Ale.

08-28-2010 17:25:33 | More by wikk3d
Photo of KATE12

New York

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours an amber red color. Good head, nice lacing but it didn't stay around for long. Smells like malt and a hint of floral floating around in there. The taste is hoppier than I thought it would be with a strong malt finish and bit of berry.

Extremely drinkable and the taste is pretty good. I wasn't expecting much but liked what I had!

09-14-2009 14:44:05 | More by KATE12
Photo of PhillyStyle


3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

On tap at several places out on the Cape, August 2011:

The beer appeared a nice, clear, dark ruby red with a nice, thick off-white head that dissipated too quickly, but did leave some lacing on the glass.

The aroma was a bit lighter than expected, but a mostly malty aroma and not much else.

The taste of the beer was good, a nice roasted malt taste with some hop presence. The after taste was dry and did not liger too long.

The beer had a medium body to it, clean with good carbonation and overall I thought that the beer was a good representation of the style and one that I would drink again.

10-04-2011 15:03:45 | More by PhillyStyle
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-31-2014 01:39:38 | More by DJoe
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-15-2014 19:21:18 | More by Coille
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-03-2014 18:20:19 | More by Std73
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-11-2013 09:54:36 | More by Kayaker
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-22-2013 20:03:13 | More by WhitmansNiece
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-29-2014 01:44:36 | More by ODBRIP
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-17-2011 23:25:42 | More by rattletrap968
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