Cape May IPA | Cape May Brewing Company

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Cape May IPACape May IPA
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3.75/5
Very Good
203 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:
#24,818
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
203
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
72
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of sjones5045
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timmmmaaayyy
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjal
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | 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 +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mai11oux
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of farrago
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
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 +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Barleycorn
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cachookie
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eluvah
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gavage
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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Photo of SiepJones
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gjoker321
2.91/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of glass_house
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wander4
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enorc14
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MacMalt
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into an IPA glass. It pours a golden-amber with one finger of milk-white head with good retention. It smells of grapefruit, orange peel, and cracker. The taste is predominately citrus with some cracker and hoppy bitterness at the finish. This is a nice blend of a West Coast style hoppy IPA and an East Coast fruity one. Unfortunately, it is neither really fruity (compared to, say Jai Alai) or has a biting hop finish. Nevertheless, it's tasty and is great on a hot day at the Shore. It it medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and the 6.1% ABV allows for multiple tilts. It's good but I prefer the Coastal Evacuation Route DIPA.

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Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cape May IPA from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 203 ratings