Cape Cod IPA - Cape Cod Beer
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Reviews by ExtraStout:
4.03/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Purchased on tap at Spanky's 2 miles from the brewery. The IPA poured a rather deep orange to amber color and gave about an inch of an off white head with nice retention throughout the pint. The beer laced the glass through to the last sip.
As one could only hope for from an IPA, Cape Cod Beer's IPA provided a very sharp hop taste that had a rather bold citrus aroma and piney hop taste featured. The hoppy nature of this beer is exactly what it should be and it seems as though the beer, while not as in your face in terms of hops as some other brewery's IPA's, fits this offering quite well.
There is a symbiotic balance to the IPA with the hop consistency matched well to a nice deep malt undertone that ultimately leads to a somewhat bitter finish. A very good example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2012 22:26:33 | More by ExtraStout
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3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a plastic cup, the beer is a dark, caramel-copper coloring with a filmy, clinger, off-white head. Nose of smooth, roast caramel and peppery hops. Balanced aromas. Flavors are resiny hops forward, bitter, with toffee and caramel sweet and richness following. Peppery build in the end of the palate. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a cloaking lace left behind. Aftertaste is richly sweet, with resiny bitter overtones. Smooth, dry finish. Solid English style IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
09-11-2013 02:15:56 | More by GarthDanielson
4.19/5 rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a small glass from a growler. Bought while on vacation at The Cape. Should've brought another one home.
A - Pours darker than most IPA's. A brownish amber with just a bit of a haze. A small amount of carbonation showing. A disappointingly small head, even after a somewhat aggressive pour.
S - Not a whole lot of hops up front. I noticed about an even amount of malt and hops, but lot's of fruit. A touch of grapefruit, some lime, and perhaps some cherry. Very interesting, but very good aroma.
T - As with the aroma, it's a little different from most IPA's. Nice to have some variety. Not a ton of hops up front, but they're there, and are tasty. A bit of malt is present as well, as well as all of the aforementioned fruits were noticeable, especially the cherry. Again, a unique tasting IPA, but a very good one.
F - Arguable the most refreshing IPA I've ever had. I drank this while on the beach, and it was almost perfect. A good amount of carbonation, and is easy on the throat and stomach while still packing plenty of flavor.
O - A unique IPA. More malty and less hoppy than most. Nice to have some variation, as I think a lot of IPA's are quite similar. It's a very tasty, yet extremely refreshing beer. I'm kicking myself for not picking up another growler on my way out of town. I've sampled all three of Cape Cod Beer's year-round offerings, this IPA, Beach Blonde Ale, and Red Ale. This is by far the best. If you're on The Cape, find some of this stuff.
Serving type: growler
08-18-2013 13:53:24 | More by stella77artois
Cape Cod IPA from Cape Cod Beer
84 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.