Cape Of Good Hope IPA | Yards Brewing Co.

Cape Of Good Hope IPACape Of Good Hope IPA
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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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle. Pours clearance me vibrant yellow. Head is white and well formed. Head leaves strings of lace. Prevalent hops in the aroma. Tropical fruit hops. Apricot hops. Citrus flesh. Apparently this year's offering uses the combination of Chinook, Mosaic, Cluster, Crystal and Pacific Jade hops. Hops also smell a bit green and grassy. Malt is very pale is clean. Flavor is very juicy. Peaches and apricots are imparted by the hop medley. The malt imparts some basic pale flavor. Overall it's pretty dry but there is some sweetness in the middle. The finish is surprisingly not overly bitter. Body is also surprisingly light, all things considered. I could see these sneaking up on me quickly. I enjoyed this brew. It has some tasty tropical fruit flavor and it isn't overly assertive. If I could get this more often I mostly likely would be a repeat customer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.56/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Label simply says it's a dry-hopped epic ale, so I'm not quite sure what to expect. Pours a bright clear gold with two fingers of frothy head that leaves a nice collar and substantial lacing. The aroma immediately signals what is in store. Strong bright grapefruit, plenty of tropical fruit, and floral notes abound.

No false advertising in the smell. The taste is full of bitter grapefruit and other citrus, mango, and papaya. Medium body with lower carbonation. Coats the palate well, but finishes crisp and clean with just a slight lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue. No indication of abv on the bottle, but whatever it is, it is dangerously drinkable.

The description says this beer changes every year. I can't speak to past incarnations, but this one is excellent. Will definitely buy more of this soon.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Tried it at 6th annual smoke em at yards ( so that's the 2014 edition ). It featured a lot of high quality breweries, and this beer still managed to stand out as one of if not he best of the day. Bought a case ASAP that I am enjoying now.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Cape Of Good Hope IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 77.2% out of 100 with 464 ratings
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