Coastal Evacuation | Cape May Brewing Company

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Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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

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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by burnstar:
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4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Jeffgosia6
4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
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 tkdchampxi
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%

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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Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Cachookie
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery.
Pours with a lightly hazy golden body topped with a white head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass.
Mild hops for style with some floral and herbal character in the nose.
Flavorful with plenty of hop character. Fruity and herbal with some floral and dank elements. Mild-moderate bitterness for style.

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Photo of HollandTunnels
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev 0%
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 Damian74
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iHuff86
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thevan05
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +2%
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 Hockey_Fan
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _nickg_
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingforaDay
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psg5062
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.26/5  rDev -16.8%
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 beerthulhu
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
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 buzzy
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gmartin75
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coastal Evacuation from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 180 ratings