IPA | Cape May Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
160 Ratings
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship beer, this is a decidedly hoppy, bitter, moderately strong American pale ale. We load it with Cascade hops that provde floral and citrus notes. This IPA emphasizes the hop aroma and flavor, while muting the hop bitterness.

65 IBU

Added by Ahoyhoyindeed on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
13.51%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of rfgetz
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice hazy look to this brew. Tropical scent with malt poking through. Sort of a clash with the hops and the caramel malt producing a somewhat metallic finish to this brew. Can't overcome my dislike for the flavor clash of this one (my opinion) but it gets better as it warms and as it goes down.
Edit: had it again and the flavor was better than I had initially rated.

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Photo of Lambdon
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brendanjames
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sjones5045
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of anthony-s
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjal
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass. Perfect head thickness with light orange color. Smell of citrusy hops is appetizing. Perfect amount of bitterness that doesn't linger into poor taste on the palat. Better than just a solid IPA.

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Photo of rjd722
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mailloux11
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of farrago
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extremely loose and airy head, barely a finger high and falling, spider webs have more density, off white coloration, no retention, the lacing looks like an afterthought. Fully cloudy and opaque liquid, chunky, looks like a catfish might be swimming through it, brownish amber, what bubbles are visible have good activity. Dense nose of pine sap, candied oranges, metallic earth, not much fresh leafiness, the apricot, apple fruit inexpressive, caramelized brown sugar and dinner rolls insufficient in sweetening it up, not simple but too reluctant to converse. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and sluggish as well, carbonation a minor factor. The citrus falls flat, little zest. More doughy, biscuity here. Sour leafiness and a metallic pucker interrupt the flow. It’s drinkable from an ABV perspective, while none of the flavors make you go “ahh.” Apple, pear, peach, none of them seems distinguished and of clarity. Drying finish, no one element seems exaggerated. Does not cohere in a choral lift, does not provide an element which would qualify as a “guilty pleasure.”

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Photo of myusername
4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cachookie
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eluvah
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a 1/2" head.

Smell: light citrus and floral aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, and a mild floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish, Relatively clean aftertaste.

Overall: a mild mannered IPA that is closer to a pale ale. Flavor profile is enjoyable.

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Photo of SiepJones
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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