Cape May IPA | Cape May Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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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:
#25,074
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
207
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
72
Trade:
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cape May Brewing Co. "Cape May IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, "0880 BB 11/5/17" and sampled on 08/30/17
$9.99/6-pk @ Wegmans Cherry Hill Wine, Liquor & Beer, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Great label. Great beach colors, and the crab holding the hop is a nice detail. Hazy deep amber, almost cooper colored body beneath a short head of white that dissipates readily. Tiny particulate can be seen in suspension and I'm guessing it's dry-hopped. The aroma has an odd note, like a wet dog or salty water. Am I imagining this? Is it just mineralish? I'm finding caramelish malt and some grassy, mild citrusy, and piney hops. The flavor follows... without the wet dog!!! The pine is more prominent, and there's almost a plastic-like note to it that's odd as well... ? Am I off base on this? Weird. I initially though it was a floral character but then it kind of lingers through into the finish. There's less caramel to the malt than I thought there would be, and it's nicely grainy and bready. Some nice orange comes through which might be its salvation. A Stiff bitterness balances it, leading to a dry finish with residual piney hops. Medium bodied and crisp. Needs focus.

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4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.
Pours with a lightly hazy amber body topped with a white head that leaves sticky lacing on the glass.
Fresh but mild hops with bready malts in the nose.
Flavorful with plenty of hop character. Clean and refreshing, with mild bitterness for style.

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3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz Boston Round growler from the brewery.

Hazed out pale copper hue, excellent lacing all around. Semi-brash citrus rind from Cascade hops, hint of mint and dry breadiness too boot. Smooth with a solid medium body from the sturdy malt backbone. Hearty hop bitterness has big citrus flavors of rind and pith, those flavors linger with a meeting of bread and faint yeast. The dry finish pushes me for another sip.

Loving this brew as it take you to another place rather than the usual paths of trendy IPAs.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
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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3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft

Clear dark golden in color, thin white head. Good lacing. Pleasant hop aroma. Taste is slightly bitter, but good hop flavor, some malt balance. Thinner bodied.

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler into a mason jar

Pours a burnt orange with a yellow two+ finger head. Good staying power and rings of lace. Hazy.

The aroma is of pine needles, cracked grains, toffee, citrus, and some fresh flowers. Well-balanced, with everything in equal parts.

The flavor profole follows the nose. Spruce/pine needles mix with flowers and citrus before yielding to lightly toasted grains. A mild bitterness swings back through with some spruce/pine in the finish.

Medium body, dry, clean. Pretty straightforward with a good balance.

This is a solid east coast take on the style. Balanced with mild bitterness, high drinkability.

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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%
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Cape May IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 207 ratings