Captain May IPA

New Jersey
United States
Captain May IPA, Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Captain May lends his name to the Cape we call home, and in his honor, we brewed Captain May IPA. With a soft body, firm yet gentle bitterness, and a beautiful aroma of melons and over-ripened mangoes, Captain May IPA is orange-hued and opaque. It might look like a glass of juice, but it's a brew that the good Captain himself would be proud to drink.

Profile

ABV: 
6.4%
IBUs: 
42
Hops: 
Simcoe, Comet, Centennial
Malts: 
Pilsner, Oats, Wheat, Honey
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Captain May IPA by Cape May Brewing Co. is an American IPA (judged as such - BJCP sub-style 21A). In the glass it formed a thick white head with moderately strong retention atop a slightly hazy orange brew. The aroma began with juicy and fruity (peach, mango, pineapple) notes complemented by base malt and lesser caramel ones. The flavor profile reflected the same ingredient influences and balance and progression as the aroma.

The mouthfeel featured medium body and carbonation, slight but noticeable alcohol warmth, no creaminess or astringency just a full fruity/juicy coating of the palate balanced by bittering hops for balance and enough malt backbone to escape a cloying finish. The overall effect was a clean, balanced and highly drinkable IPA with broad appeal.

Brewery Introduction

Three guys and a beer — that’s how Cape May Brewing Company came to be. Back in 2011, Ryan, Hank, and Mop Man brewed their first batch of Cape May IPA, kegged it up, and sold it to a bar up the street…

…and began... Read More

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