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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
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
472 Ratings
Cape Of Good Hope IPACape Of Good Hope IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,602
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
472
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
118
Trade:
0
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Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light straw in color and very hazy to the point that no light penetrates. There's a fingernail of brilliant white resting on top. Moderate lacing. I smell that typical Northeast double IPA orange juice aroma with a faint bit of light malt in the mix. The taste is sharply bitter grapefruit and orange juice. The mouth is very resinous, lightly chewy, and slightly sticky.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yards Brewing Co. "Cape Of Good Hope Double IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 052616" and sampled on 090816

It's easy to overlook this beer. Firstly, it's only available for a short period each year (May into June), and secondly, it's not as bombastic or over the top as many of the flashier beers out there today. For example, why does it not have habanero and mango added? I'm kidding of course, but there's some truth to that. What you have here is a solid, heavy-hitting beer that delivers in all departments including malt, hops, strength, and bitterness. In fact, I think it's too malty to really be called a "west coast style double IPA", and on top of that the malt character is definitely too rich, but I understand that they're referring to the hops. It's citrusy and spruce-like with notes of melon and papaya. I personally think they're overdoing that a little bit myself as well as there are so many hops going on that individual notes don't really "pop", but at the same time it takes on an almost "English" character which is nice because it harkens back to their roots. Finally, it's solidly bitter, and strong, but the malt balances it nicely - it's not a beer that you swig, but I've also never felt that a double IPA should be like that at all! No, this is a beer that you need to address. You don't have to sip it, but it can't be overlooked once you've got it in your hand. Worth trying.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschwamb
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparty55
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6/18....pours medium clear copper. Foamy white head and clingy. Shallow pine malt nose, very light. Heavy resin based flavor, sharp bitter, persistent and long lasting. Hearty but drinkable.

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Photo of kwa357
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pappypgh
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of microbrewlover
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a hazy orange with a medium head, most of which lasts until the end, and lots of lacing.

The smell is full of grapefruit, orange, pine and other fruits, (apricots maybe?). Toasted and sweet malts.

The taste follows the nose with the grapefruit and orange hops dominating but the heavy sweet, caramel and bready malt backbone asserts itself right away and almost dominates over the hops. There is some light pine on the backend. The finish is bitter and very dry. Dry enough to make you take another sip. This is very similar to Yards standard IPA but with more "umph". Give it a try.

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Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AricGresko
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wer34truh
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a calm looking apperance, complete with a hazy golden apperance and a thin head - which laces quite well. Looks the part.

Smells of exotic fruits and pine. There's a lot of delicious sweetness in this. I was not particularly excited about this prior to tasting it, but after having looked at it and smelled it, my expectations have increased signifigantly.

The taste is slightly underwhelming, but this is definitely a very nice beer. The exotic fruit sweetness is still quite present, with some slight bitterness in the aftertaste. The taste is quite excellent actually, even though it's quite subtle. The carbonation is medium-to above average, however I did not feel like the carbonation interacted well with the dryness of the body. Which is dissapointing to me since everything else about this is excellent.

Give it a shot! This is solid.

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Photo of rjd722
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TedStrosser
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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