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Coastal Evacuation (Double IPA) | Cape May Brewing Company

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Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

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?

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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of njcraftguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light gold without much foam. Solid beer with good flavor, the 8.3ABV is well hidden. Fairly tasty, not something I would go out of my way to get but I'd drink it again. My first beer from Cape May and it has me intrigued.

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Photo of farrago
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
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 danenterline
4.8/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
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 q33jeff
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


Bottle (shared with CA) to snifter.



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Photo of BFCarr
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
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 al2913
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
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 HollandTunnels
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cachookie
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of burnstar
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambit23
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerthulhu
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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 let8it8grow
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enorc14
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoGators
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tzieser
4.22/5  rDev +9%
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 wpreynolds
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antc2382
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Aewachiw
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Coastal Evacuation (Double IPA) from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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