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Cape Cod IPA - Cape Cod Beer

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Cape Cod IPACape Cod IPA

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BA SCORE
84
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108 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Cod Beer visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-16-2003)
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Reviews by racer2k:
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racer2k

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a growler while on vacation at Cape Cod. Poured beer into a pint glass

A - Dark brownish red color to the beer which creates a very thick 2 finger cake batter colored head. The foam dissolves over time leaving a thin lacing around my glass.

S - Hints of pine hops, sweet malty caramel and fresh baked bread. There is also an earthy grassy tone to this beer.

T - Caramel sweet malt and a moderate pine hopped flavor that offers some measure of bitterness but to be hones I thought that the malt profile was stronger in this beer. The finish is bitter and dry which is nice.

M - Moderate body and carbonation to this beer with a dry bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable beer but I was underwhelmed by the hop profile. I have heard that this is an excellent IPA but it just was not there for me that particular day. I will gladly try this one again.

Serving type: growler

08-21-2010 15:41:14 | More by racer2k
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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.

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Cape Cod IPA from Cape Cod Beer
84 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.