Coastal Evacuation (Double IPA) | Cape May Brewing Company

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Coastal Evacuation (Double IPA)Coastal Evacuation (Double IPA)

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Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our newest addition to our tap list, this double IPA is sure to keep you “evacuating” your home to the brewery. Loaded with Centennial hops this beer goes down smooth with very little bitterness and is dry hopped with Apollo hops to appeal to the most hardcore IPA lovers.

Added by tkdchampxi on 09-16-2014

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Photo of farrago
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Little less than a finger if loose bleach white foam, minimal retention with a swiftly dimpled surface, the lacing is spotty without much stick. The liquid is a cloudily opaque yellow-orange hue, large amount of bubbles inside make you wonder why the head is so weak. The nose has a pleasing breeziness to it with a floral mist, tangerine zest, dried pineapple and apricot pits, some biscuit and pine sap, not dank but does have a tarry, earthy side that grows as it warms. Full-bodied, lively carbonation, here the spiciness and green leafiness is on better display, gives it some punch. With the floral and sweet citrus more in the background it’s dry on the whole without leaving tacky residue behind. Sticks to basic peach, apricot fruit, no sweeter tropical notes. There is some of that scone or biscuit towards the finish but more muted than in the nose. The alcohol burn can distract but not a flaw, it’s more “boozy” in terms of catching a quick buzz. Perhaps too much unfocused power to call it balanced but its high energy level makes a positive impression. Could throw back a couple in one sitting, not many more.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cape May Brewing Co. "Coastal Evacuation"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BB052817" and sampled on 032217
$1.83 @ (Wegmans) Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice head of bright white, over two-fingers thick and holding. Cloudy golden body that's edging towards becoming orange. Looks a lot like a hefeweizen. Aroma: pungent-citrus-fruity-floral hop aroma over sweetish golden malt base. I'm thinking there's also a touch of spicy pine. Quite pleasant and welcoming... no, more intriguing than welcoming, but it makes you want to take a sip. The lacing seems to be good but sometimes that's just at the outset, let's see how it does after a sip or two. Flavor: More citrusy/piney upfront, then pungent, and finally citrusy towards and into the finish. The malt base is just that, a base for the hops to act upon. The lacing has remained great, leaving thick craggy rings with each sip, and it still has a solid surface covering. Is it OK that it's so cloudy? Fine in my book, but the BJCP guidelines say it shouldn't be any more than a bit hazy. What am I missing? Alcohol and bitterness. The alcohol shows, more than it should. What's the ABV? 8%, yeah, it's too prominent. You get a little heat in the finish. Not good. What else, bitterness? Not bad. It's balanced. There's actually a bit of a tart component to it, most likely from the yeast. I'm wondering now if this should this have as much yeast as it does. Let me check some other reviews... yeah, it seems to fit. Ah, and the label does say it's unfiltered - you'll always get a little bit of variation when bottling an unfiltered beer, usually with more yeast at the beginning and and of the run. The tartness is unusual, and a bit refreshing, especially in combination with the fruitiness, and it helps the bitterness to balance it - although it's not really that malty. Medium bodied, perhaps leaning towards medium-full, and with a fine-bubbled median carbonation that's crisp and then smooth. So, "Coastal Evacuation", having a case of this on hand would not make me want to sit at home and weather through the storm, but neither does it make me want to evacuate its presence. It's got a great nose, and it's interesting and a bit unusual, but at the same time it's not really that inspiring. Oh, and the appearance is good if you don't mind the haze or cloudiness. Not the best double IPA I've had, but absolutely far from the worst. Worth trying.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head that lasts. Hop aroma is pleasant and there a touch of fruity sent in there too. Taste is dominated by the hops, like it should. Feel is solid and pleasant with a nice mouthfeel. Overall, a nice IPA and easy to drink.

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Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: hazy light orange in color with a 1/4" head.

Smell: citrus and some earthy tones comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, pineapple, lemon zest, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, less crisp and a bit dry late.

Overall: easy drinking and a decent DIPA.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy unfiltered orange juice coloring with a suspension of bran colored macro floaties fill the vessel. An almost still rate of carbonation with the head being slight, dirty white with an quick exit.

S: Tart lemonade, freshly squeezed citrus juices, nice aroma, nice strength, and durability.

T: Flavor was tart tropical citrusy-orange bite, flowery pine notes follow bringing on a good balance of bitterness. Flavor is bold, bittering orange peel and nice malt support.

M: Lighter side of medium for body, citrusy alcohol glow on inner cheeks, good rate of bitterness.

O: A big dose of bittering orange an citrus hops, with a dryn hop finish. Lingering amount of citrus hop flowers coat the tongue upon the swallow. six pack recommend. Had a few from same six pack weeks later with just as good results, the hops are sturdy here.

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Photo of tzieser
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. Thick cloudy/hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a while. Fruity hop nose with lemon, mango and peach. Flavor is also quite fruity with more mangos, orange and peach. Light bitterness for a DIPA. Solid malt base adding residual sweetness. Full mouthfeel. Criminally underrated so far, this DIPA is easily one of the best in the state. Up there with Carton and Kane. Better price too @ $11 a 6 pack (sorry but $12 a 4 pack is stupidly overpriced). Recommended.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a half inch of floral mosaic off white hops resting on top. The mosaic hops dominate the nose. I taste a very grassy herbal hop IPA that is very light and refreshing. The mouth is very dry, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of MacMalt
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into IPA glass. It pours a golden-amber color with a fluffy, one-finger head and extensive lacing. You can see the carbonation bubbles make their way to the top of the glass. The smell features bready malt, floral hops, and a lot of tropical fruit, including pineapple and mango. The taste is fruity and quite dank with a very bitter finish. This ale is medium-bodied with significant carbonation. While it doesn't seem overtly boozy, the 8.3% ABV packs a punch. Overall, this is a good East Coast take on a West Coast IPA.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Intense stone fruit sweetness. Finishes mildly bitter. No carbonation to speak of. Very syrupy sweet. Muddy. Wish it were cleaner. Given the circumstances, it's not terribly hard to drink.

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Photo of Ego
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap @ Fin's Grill in the washington mall...
served in a tulip glass... a little colder than I might like
lighter than most DIPAs, not quite straw but somewhat golden, decent carbonation, good lacing throughout the glass
nose was average, good amount of hop homage, trends toward the piney side, not overbearing
decently bitter, a little light in the weight for my liking, has a some what sweet aftertaste I did not love (not over powering though). I had two of these with dinner (grilled fish) and it was a good match as the bitterness did not kill the flavors in my meal, the alcohol is sneaky and I definitely felt it after 2 glasses

tasty enough, nice to see a local DIPA on tap in sort of a tourist area, not my go to DIPA but not a bad option locally here in cape may

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Photo of Kadonny
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at the brewery into a keg shaped glass.

L: A medium orange/brown color with a one finger fluffy white head. Nice glass lacing.

S: Nice hoppy nose with pine, floral notes, citrus and bready malts.

T: Taste upfront is danker with pine and earthy flavors. Mixed in are some floral flavors that lead into the super bready and biscuit malt. House yeasty flavor is present. Not super sweet, but balanced. I get some pineapple and grapefruit towards the finish which mixes with the slightly bitter and dry finish. Nice beer.

F: Nice full mouthfeel that is not really bitter. I can't pick up much alcohol either, nice carbonation. This is a very drinkable DIPA.

O: A very nice DIPA that I really enjoyed. In fact I grabbed a growler to go I enjoyed it that much. This is not an award winner, but if you want a very easy drinking enjoyable local DIPA, grab this one while you can.

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Photo of MissSmisje
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: dark Amber. Much darker than expected for a dipa.
S: piney hops and malt.
T: same as the nose, also resiny. Consistent bitterness throughout and in the finish and linger. Water cracker in the linger as well
F: medium. Sticky.
O: OK. Not my favorite hop profile for a dipa, but good for someone who wants more forrest and less tropics.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass.

A- Hazy orange color, very dense. The pour resulted in NO head at all, thus the 3.75 for looks. It did show fat rings of lacing and lively small bubble carbonation.

S- Nice blend of citrus, pine, fruit notes, and strong malts.

T-Citrus bomb, big malt flavorful backbone. Pine, a mild note of sweet alcohol.

M- The beer shines here. Chewy, resinous, hoppy. Tart with a long hoppy finish that isn't bitter. The malt backbone and good carbonation make sturdy body.

O- A good well rounded DIPA.

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Photo of orangesol
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewery.

A - Pours hazy amber orange with a small half finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving thin sheets of lace on the glass.

S - Smells of grapefruit and melon, mildly toasted caramel malt, bit of pine resin and a dash of fresh cut grass.

T - Starts off with the tropical fruitiness, pine resin and grass slowly being joined by the toasty caramel malt. Finish is bitter, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, bitter feel from start to finish.

O - A nice DIPA. Probably one of their better hoppy beers. Glad I finally had a chance to try this one.

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

A: cloudy red-orange, with a foamy head that quickly dissipated.lacing that socks to the side of the glass.

S: tropical, dirty, mango, dried pineapple, apple.

T: malt forward with lots of tropical hop. Quite big in general. Bitter on the back end. Wish it were cleaner, with less citrus rind and more citrus flavor. Very west coast, but lacks top tier clarity

M: refreshing, small-bubble carbonation. Smooth bubble dissipation in the mouth. Reminds me of ice cream melting in the mouth.

O: this is a good beer from a small brewery, but it lacks the refinement of the top tier DIPAs. Mouthfeel is the highlight here, but the finish should be cleaner in the mouth. A good beer, but not Cape May's best

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Coastal Evacuation (Double IPA) from Cape May Brewing Company
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