Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Yard's Cape of Good Hope

Reviewed By: Rick S.
Style: Double/Imperial IPA
State/Country: Pennsylvania
ABV: 8.1%
Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle

Look: 8.5
Amber color, clear, with nice a head and good lacing

Smell: 8
Pine, citrus, peach, mango, and sweet malt

Initial metallic taste, but then the flavor follows the aroma, with a pleasant balanced finish

Mouthfeel: 8.5
Full-bodied and creamy, with low-medium carbonation.

Drinkability: 8.5
May I please have another?

Overall Score: 8.3

Cost/12 oz serving: $1.78

Overall Impression:
Yard's consistently puts out good product, but this may be their best bottle release to date.  I am not a huge fan of the pronounced grapefruit flavors and aromas present in many of the American PA's regardless of strength  Thankfully, this fine DIPA only had hints of grapefruit, and the beer was very balanced.  Nice job Tom, Prost!

1 comment:

  1. May I please have another, LOL! Suzanne