Cape Cod IPA | Cape Cod Beer

BA SCORE
84
good
168 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cape Cod Beer
Massachusetts, United States
capecodbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 07-16-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 168 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of hozersr
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.17/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 16 oz. can stamped 2071-131P, whatever that means. Sampled on May 25, 2017.

Medium amber pour with yellow highlights and lasting tan or cream colored head. Lacing.

Traditional IPA aroma of caramel malts and a sort of perfume, grassy hop note.

Light to medium body.

The taste begins with a roasted semi-sweet malt character and a muted hop finishave that is for the most part clean.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacob17
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrStiffington
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.14/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of househjj
4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.02/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TomMorris
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dtumminelliob
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a really mediocre IPA. It's strange to have a beer whose aftertaste is more pleasant than the actual sip. The hops really only came about after the swallow. On the tongue it almost had a lager-like malty tang, which just isn't what I would expect from an IPA.

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Photo of mercmoon
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of edsandillo
3.23/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sulldaddy
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cold 22 oz bottle that I bought at the brewery during a visit to the Cape.
Pours a clear copper hue with foamy eggshell white head of 4 cm rising up and fading slowly to a rocky surface layer with good staying power. There is also some tight lattice on the glass after each sip. This beer looks very sharp!
Aroma is a bit of grainy malt and then rolls to an herbal tea and a bit of pine sap. Nose is mild overall, but smells like an IPA.
First sip reveals an average body with very smooth silky texture and fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is a bit of caramel and then a fairly assertive bitterness. Astringent black tea leaves and a bit of grassy note, but mostly a fairly astringent general hop bite. I cant put much more description on the flavor. Alcohol is non-existent and the beer is easy to drink. this finish dries out my palate and asks me to take another sip.
this is a good IPA, dont expect a double, and my only complaint is that the nose is so mild.
worth a shot, especially if you are vacationing near the brewery.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1st time there as we are traveling. To be fair I only had their 5 out of 6 samplers. So I only had about 4 oz. to give a review for all of my samples. I gave it 3 1/2 on my personal rating of 1-5. Decent IPA

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fscottkey
3.19/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: [3.75] Forms an attractive 1 finger of dense white head. The beer itself is an attractive reddish tone. The can clearly lists the bottling date (06/01/15). The ABV is not listed.

S: [2.75] Pretty weak nose. Some breadiness is about all I am getting.

T: [3.25] Mild hop bitter opening. Then moving into a nice caramel/toffee malt flavor. The bitterness hits again at the end.

M: [3.50] Late bitter gives an overall dry feel to the beer.

O: [3.25] I had this once before and my expectations, for this review, were low. However, it was tastier than I recalled. That being said - the nose is nonexistent. Also there is a bit of a synthetic quality to the bitter finish like it is due to chemicals. Not my favorite IPA. Wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of SkiBum22
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Cape Cod IPA from Cape Cod Beer
3.74 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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