Cape Cod IPA - Cape Cod Beer
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Reviews by racer2k:
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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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 108 ratings.