Coastal Evacuation | Cape May Brewing Company

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3.9/5
Very Good
164 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
capemaybrewery.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Coastal Evacuation:" a phrase common at the Jersey Shore. Hurricane season hits hard, and we're hitting back with a Double IPA with copious amounts of Centennial hops, able to withstand the storm. It's time to evacuate - are you prepared?

Added by tkdchampxi on 09-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,119
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
164
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
72
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a pretty looking glass of ipa, not as brassy and shiny as a lot of them are, more of an understated luster and a pale orange color. on top of that is a gorgeous white head, permanent and about an inch high, thick and sexy, with lots of bubbles underneath. i wish i got to this while it was a little newer, it is a little ravaged by time, but its obvious how good this was, and frankly it still is solid, with probably a little more hop bitterness now that it used to have, but holding up in some respects, as there is a sweet oily element to the hops thats nice with the malt body in here, and there are notes of peach ring candy, white life savers, and fresh pineapple to the hop profile, along with some vegetal bitterness in the taste. its balanced even though its hop dominant, if that makes sense, and the high carbonation is awesome, its a rarity in the style, at least to this extent, but i really dig its contribution of lightening this up. a little boozy at the end, especially at temperature, but this is one i will be on the lookout for in the future, i would love to try it at its optimal freshness. quite obviously a very well made big ipa!

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Photo of Jeffgosia6
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This would be my go to beer if I didn't live 800 miles away from the brewery. Fantastic all around beer. Just the right amount of everything in this double IPA. Keep up the good work Cape May Brewing Company. I drove 2 cases of this back to Illinois and hopefully I'll be back for more.

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Photo of jadpsu
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

In Laurel:
LOOK: Pours a highly hazed pale straw yellow with a thin white head that leaves side glass lace.
AROMA: Citrus hops that are not extreme but significant. Pine bitterness.
TASTE: Orange peel. Hopbitterness with a malt background. Hides its 8% APV.
Thick on the tongue. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Vasaman24
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a nice golden color with a generous head and lacing
A-Aroma has nice hoppy hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice hoppy flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A nice DIPA

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Photo of AmitC
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamyers1
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer deserves a higher score than it has. A really good DIPA from Cape May BC. They distribute this one in 12 oz cans, $12 for a 6 pack is a winner for this quality every time. Give it a shot, you'll enjoy it and it won't break the bank. Very hoppy, sweet, floral and 8%abv. Super drinkable.

J

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mooseo
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drinkalot
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.06/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

maltier side of the IPA spectrum. Rich, dark, nice to drink

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavetotheB
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gerred
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to try this at the brewer July 7 week. Anyone wish to join us? Love Cape May as a seasonal destination.
a) cider like hazed body, unfiltered juice - with off white head as well, it's the flotsam! Not much last or lace.
s) Tart orangeade / lemonade, freshly squeezed juice, board walk juice bar, salt air.
t) Follow smell with that tart orange bitterness, and adding flower shop perfume, always nicely balanced with piney bitterness. If you like citric IPAs, this works. (Too much so for me)
f) As with orange juice, it's slight cloudy and cottony in the mouth, which lowers its score for me. It's a screw-driver beer.
o) Happy to be 27th review, but wanted to get more balance away from citrus - will definitely go visit brewer.

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Photo of pubscout
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big, ballsy and deceptively dangerous because the 8% ABV is well hidden, Coastal Evacuation is a DIPA lover’s delight. It’s a West Coast Style and just a bit hazy, but rather clear for an unfiltered brew. Certainly nowhere near a NEIPA. Lots of citrus and fruit in the nose, and if you do some retro-olfaction, you’ll detect the honeydew described on the label. A pleasant malt base is matched up nicely with a slightly bitter, but rewarding finish. Any true fan of DIPAs, or of West Coast style IPA’s will enjoy this baby. Cape May is on the East Coast, but as one guy noted, it’s actually on the West Coast of Cape May. That has to count for something. Excellent beer!

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Coastal Evacuation from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 164 ratings