Devil's Reach | Cape May Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75.2%
Liked This Beer
3.88 w/ 113 ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
When most folks thing of Cape May they imagine Victorian Inns and parasols. Forget all that. Devil's Reach is a narrow passageway in Cape May Harbor and is a fitting name for this beer. Why you ask? The Devil's Reach is smooth and complex. It glides like a shark through the water and will swallow you whole. At 8.4% ABV, this Belgian is a beast.

27 IBU

Added by Oakenator on 07-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,432
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
113
Liked:
85
Avg:
3.88/5
pDev:
14.69%
Alströms:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Spicy, Warming, Fruity

From the southern tip of New Jersey comes a beast of a Belgian inspired Strong Ale. Thoughts of ripe pears and green peppercorns come to mind. Very Belgian-esque from spice and alcohol to fruit and rustic, it could be seen as a Saison though we’d be splitting hairs and it stands tall enough within its style.

STYLE: Belgian Strong Pale Ale | ABV: 8.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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4.57/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

It's not hard to understand why the makers warn you to be careful, lest this beast "swallow you up." The thin head fades pretty quickly, but a pleasant malty/sweet beginning makes you not care about the head whatsoever. A sweet nose that hints at the alcohol is there as well. The mouthfeel is as thin as the flavor is full, and this beer goes down VERY smoothly. At 8.4%, this beer is dangerously good, though hopheads might not like it, but keep in mind that it's a Belgian style ale, and a strong one at that...not sessionable, unless it's your birthday. Which it is. I'll have another, please.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.67/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance had a decent hazy yellow to orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking around the glass. The smell had some sweet Belgian candy notes with a light apple and orange fruitiness and then a light Belgian spice to complement. The taste followed the nose. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a light creamy harsh yet smooth appeal on my tongue. Overall, it's a pretty decent Belgian strong ale.

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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- On tap. shaker pint.

A: Golden orange coloring, thin covering, no carbonation with a quickly retreating head.

T: Tropical fruitiness on the nose, fresh pineapple, candy sugar, and a bit of orange-apple.

T: Flavor was fruity, tropical, pineapple-orange, sweet malt based. Yeasty applesauce, sweet candi sugar and spicy belgian hops.

M: Softly carbonated, good body per style.

O: Overall good drinkability, sweet and fruity. A beast that drinks like a lamb, sharp clarity of flavor and very smooth.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Devil's Reach from Cape May Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.2% out of 100 with 113 ratings
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