Coastal Evacuation | 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?

Added by tkdchampxi on 09-16-2014

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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great drinking DIPA. Was part of a flight (4 oz). Easy drinking DIPA sure to please IPA fans.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a tulip.

Hazy gold. Short white head.

Wintergreen, grapefruit juice, pine, dank, and candy sugar.

Wintergreen, dank, and pine sap. Grapefruit juice and zest. Smooth honey maltiness with residual candy sugars. Finishes with bright florals and pine needles.

Medium-plus bodied, crisp, and off-dry with a medium-light bitterness.

Classic west coast flavor with a somewhat more restrained bitterness. Easy drinking with a well hidden abv.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-straw-yellow hazy can pour with 1 cm foam cap. Aroma is light grapefruit and slightly sweet. Flavors are citrus hop and some pine-resin bitterness. This has low alcohol heat (good) ; but there was very a slight off-flavor in all cans I had. This flavor was not present in the tap pour I had. I will pick this up again.

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Photo of rjd722
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of partyanimal
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Larueminati
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brendanjames
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Traded for this a while ago, as I finally got around to it today. Never had this beer before and only had one or two other offerings from Cape May, up at the Cloverleaf. This was more than sufficient for a beer of this style but in the end, it was a textbook example that didn't break any new ground or stand out to me in any particular way.

The pour was the best aspect of this beer as it was a hazy goldenrod with more than enough head to balance the liquid out. Not a lot of lacing left behind as this was thinner than I would have liked. Not a strong aroma to this as there were lots of floral hops, lemon zest, and citrus juice to it but all of them were muted. A tangy sourness could be found in the taste that thankfully, gave this beer some depth. The orange and blood orange juice emerged in the taste as it turned out to be the redeeming factor here. Grapefruit zest and lime pith rounded this out as this had quite a juicy feel to it with a dank and earthy aftertaste, though that was a bit of a detraction in the end...

More than enough alcohol was here and there wasn't a lot of carbonation to scrub everything away. I would have liked a few more bubbles but in the end, this was a decent and serviceable beer that wouldn't offend too many people. A bit of sea salt would have assisted in the nautical theme and given this a welcome edge - maybe I need to have this during the height of hurricane season!

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Photo of CHickman
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Yard House, pours cloudy yellow gold color with a foamy 2 finger white head that faded slowly and left very good foamy lacing with rings as it went down.

Smells of orange peel, lemon zest, grapefruit, passionfruit, pineapple, graham cracker, caramel, biscuit, floral hops, pine cones and a bunch of tropical fruits. Soft and fruity yet hoppy and well balanced.

Tastes very fruity with lots of citrus hops, some piney notes, toffee, biscuit, caramel, floral hops, orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, bubblegum and some soapy notes. Kind of a strange aftertaste but overall a good beer.

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Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mai11oux
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of njcraftguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +1.3%
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 +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 q33jeff
2.78/5  rDev -28.4%
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 -1%
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 +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Coastal Evacuation from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 147 ratings