Cape May IPA | Cape May Brewing Company

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Cape May IPACape May IPA
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3.74/5
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201 Ratings
Cape May IPACape May IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The American IPA named for America’s Oldest Seaside Resort, Cape May IPA is loaded with floral and citrus notes, slightly bitter with a zesty finish. A West Coast-style IPA brewed in the heart of the East Coast, it’s the beer that’s Crafted on the Cape.

65 IBU

Added by Ahoyhoyindeed on 07-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,604
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
201
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
71
Trade:
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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of socon67
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of H2ounds
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DC118
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConsolidatedCorkCrowner
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good IPA, nice hops, little bit of juice, very little malt.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mpyle
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber color, a bit of haze. Pours a creamy white head, creamy and lingering.

A piney/orange hop aroma. A bit malty and sweet which amplifies the fruit aromas.

Initial malt is bathed heavily in hop flavors, of the pine and citrus variety. But quickly get a bit of a solvent character. Beer seems too weak for it to be alcohol, but it is like alcohol. Nice assertive bitterness, but again have a bit of the solvent character in the finish. Some lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

Medium body and carbonation. No astringency, maybe a very slight warming

Has some good elements, but something in the volatile hop aroma/flavors doesn't work for my tastes.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a narrow water glass: color is hazy gold, head is off white with fine bubbles, presents about 1/2 inch deep, head dissipates to a ring along the glass with some lacing down the sides.

Smell is a more traditional spin on hop aroma from an ipa - good herbal notes, some citrus, some pine, but more herbal/floral notes. Some light malt noted with toasted bread.

Taste follows the aroma with herbal and floral aroma leads to a slightly spicy bitter flavor with subtle toasty malt.

Mouthfeel is moderate with crisp hop bitterness cleaning it up.

Overall a good IPA with herbal hop aroma, spicy/herbal/floral hop flavor and crisp bitterness in the feel. A good lean towards a more traditional ipa recipe.

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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On nitro tap

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Photo of grue_soda
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Picked-up a six-pack of cans at store in Manahawkin, NJ, whose name escapes me. I have heard of this brew before, but never tried, as it is not distributed in MA. Decent IPA, nothing special, would probably get if in that area again.

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Photo of Roy1586
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamyers1
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark orange with a light, lingering head. A bit bitter, good amount for an IPA. I liked this one a lot.

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Photo of George2744
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lightly weathered copper orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a short, creamy, bright white foam medium retention. Medium light, earthy, herbal and woody hop aromas with very light boozy notes. Medium malt aroma. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Light creamy feel through the middle with pleasant boozy warmth toward the end. Herbal and earthy hops and malt flavors with spicy hop and caramel malt notes. Medium hop bitterness through the middle that intensifies along with herbal and spicy hop flavors and a strong malt presence. Finished with caramel malt and spicy hop notes. Hop aromas were a bot subdued. Balance was slightly toward the hoppy side. Malt character was solid. Easy to drink with good flavors.

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Photo of Spindelphia
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Moestavern
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of srw
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours amber with a very slight haze and a head that sticks around for a minute or so with minimal lacing. The aroma is very faint without giving away the hops used. Decent malts providing some balance. Medium body.

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Cape May IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 201 ratings