Coastal Evacuation | Cape May Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / 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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Ranking:
#11,834
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
145
pDev:
8.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +1%
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 chinchill
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
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 jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
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 BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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 Dicers
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, dated best by 1/1/18

Hazy yellow golden in color, white head. Good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and grassy hops. Mildly fruity taste, bready malt. Medium bitterness. Medium bodied.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
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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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coastal Evacuation from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 145 ratings