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Devil's Reach | Cape May Brewing Company

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10 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cape May Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

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
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
86
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
46.41%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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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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- 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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New to me beer and brewery from dberger624... Thanks Dan! Pours lightly hazed pale orange.. foamy white head.. pear and apricot on the nose and palate.. hints of sweet spices make me think clovey yeasty notes.. a little sweet for my liking, but still a nice brew.
3.5's across the board.

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More garbage from cape may.

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Very good. I don't like beer with slot of hops but I liked this

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Bottle at the Continental in Atlantic City, NJ. Wow. Can't believe they're making this in Rio Grande! Great opaque look and a pure Belgian taste. Would absolutely seek this out again.

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Devil's Reach from Cape May Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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