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Devil's Reach | Cape May Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good
14 Reviews
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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
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
96
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
40.21%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a cloudy orange-yellow with a finger of bright white head. smells of belgian yeast strain, slightly hoppy, sweet pilsner malt, mustard seed. the flavor is much like the aroma.. mustard seed, lots of bready sweetness pilsner style malt, grassy hops, belgian saison style yeast, peppery. lightly carbonated, medium body - served cold is one of the most refreshing beers i've ever had .. and you can in no way tell this is a strong booze heavy beer.. drinks like a 5-6% not 8%+

truly a great take on this (to me) bland style of beer. somehow a heavy beer doesn't fit the summer profile, but this beer has summer written all over it, and again - does not in any way feel like a heavy beer.

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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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1/5  rDev -74.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

More garbage from cape may.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.71/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Devil's Reach from Cape May Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 96 ratings.
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