Cape May IPA | Cape May Brewing Company

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Cape May IPACape May IPA
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3.76/5
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209 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:
#25,440
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
209
pDev:
12.77%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
72
Trade:
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fine, hazy IPA but it's not too hoppy; Duane even likes it a lot too. Along with this one and" always ready" this indicates a good brewery, probably one we should visit soon.

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

Photo of Brushkanna
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Pours a light golden-amber color with a fine-bubbled off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. Initial impression is pine, orange, lemon, and herbal notes. Mouthfeel and carbonation are perfect. Finish is citrus-y, with a lingering bitternes on the back of your tongue. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of ph3isme
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer and the six pack didn't last too long. Likely will become one of my regular brews that I always have on hand. Refreshing and crisp. Doesn't take anything to the extreme and is very well balanced. Get some!

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Photo of williamcrane
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wpreynolds
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of H2ounds
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DC118
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConsolidatedCorkCrowner
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mpyle
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +2.1%
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 -3.7%
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 +2.1%
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%
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 +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cape May IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 209 ratings