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Cape Of Good Hope IPA | Yards Brewing Co.

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Cape Of Good Hope IPACape Of Good Hope IPA

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Though the recipe changes year to year, this West-Coast style double IPA always embodies the adventurous spirit of the original India Pale Ales – and each year’s release promises to take you on an epic journey. This year's batch bursts with notes of citrus, melon and pine from Chinook, El Dorado, Citra, Azacca, Simcoe, Cascade and whole flower Columbus hops. Cape of Good Hope is a limited-release beer, available for one month only in 12-oz bottles and draught. the current year the description continues

Added by MusicaleMike on 06-27-2009

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Reviewed updated on 5/15/16. This batch is a totally different beer from my last one year ago. Much more herbally with this batch that was bottled 4/21/16.

A - Bright, clear, dark gold color with a very frothy, creamy, thick, white head. Carbonation is moderate. This is a great looking beer.

S - Mild mango and papaya, light tropical rind, herbally.

T - The alcohol is poking through. Light caramel malt base, herbally, and spicy citrus.

M - Full medium body with gentle pricklies up front that give way to a complex, velvet body.

O - This is a totally different beer than what I experienced a year ago, not in a bad way at all, just extremely different. At $10/four pack, I'll support this local brewer - a solid D-IPA and enjoying this. Last year this beer was much sweeter on the tropical fruit side. Call me crazy, Yards dialed it in, this year's batch is SO much better!


Original review:

A - Pours a nice bright, clear gold color with a thin frothy head and a generous amount of carbonation.

S - Mango, papaya, pineapple, and peach. The overall arima is dank, juicy sweet tropical fruit.

T - Follows the nose quite closely with minimal malt presence and intense tropical fruit. Guava, papaya, some mango, peach, and all hops from start to finish, finishes with a juicy grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers. Resiny, juicy, and and some peppery spice on the finish. The ending bitterness lingers for a good long time.

M - Medium body, smooth mild carbonation, intense hop resin coats the mouth and leaves a somewhat cotton-like feel.

O - A fine D-IPA, intensely hoppy, and well hidden alcohol.

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Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass.

I gave it an aggressive pour, and received a 1 inch head.

It has a cloudy appearance with quite a bit of carbonation.

This is classified as an Epic ale, my virgin ale, but after several they are all epic, no disrespect homie.

I'm getting a fresh hoppy citrus smell, very fresh.

Its mouth feel is slightly bitter, somewhat thick with a little bitter taste lasting in the mouth.

This is a good ale , fresh crisp, citrus notes with a definite hop presence.

This is my first Yards beer but this one is definitely worth a taste and I will look for some other varieties from this company, well done Yards.

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Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 472 ratings
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