Mandarina Bavaria IPA
Cape Brewing Company

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IPA - American
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3.85 | pDev: 6.23%
Cape Brewing Company
South Africa
Notes: With a golden orange colour, this fruity IPA has lively citrus notes and is complemented by a strong malt backbone.
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metter98 from New York

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and orange hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of caramel malts along with strong notes of orange hops. There are also hints of sweetness and bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

Oct 27, 2019
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Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle I picked up in a bottle shop in Dornbirn, Austria of all places & brought back with several hundred others from my trip. One of the first I opened as not often you come across beers from South Africa.
It pours a hazy amber colour with a generous creamy head. Aromas of strong citrus & tangerine. Tastes has citrus, tangerine & grapefruit with a medium-low biscuit nuttiness in the background, and some bread. Palate is medium body & medium carbonation. Aftertaste is clean hoppy dry bitterness. Outstanding.

Aug 31, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of those on the fence beers. If I was to compare it to US West Coast IPAs it would not score as high....if I was to compare it against other IPA offerings in S. Africa it would be at the top. The beer poured a nice clear amber with frothy white head that is leaving a lacing. The scent has fresh hop character that is leaning toward floral/pine. The taste has a solid malt base with bitterness being present throughout the drink. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer and well worth a try if in South Africa.

Jul 01, 2014
Mandarina Bavaria IPA from Cape Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 3 ratings