Sea Chest

New Jersey
United States
Sea Chest, Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

A New England-Style IPA brewed with Golden Promise, honey malt, flaked rye, flaked oats, and flaked wheat, Sea Chest is copiously dry-hopped with Cashmere, Motueka, and Sultana. Notes of pineapple, lime, coconut, and orange sherbet are wrapped in a blanket of juicy hops.

Profile

ABV: 
7.4%
IBUs: 
6
Served at: 
45º F
Hops: 
Cashmere, Sultana, Motueka
Malts: 
Pilsner, Golden Promise, Flaked Wheat, Flaked Oats, Flaked Rye
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Sea Chest by Cape May Brewing Co. is a New England IPA and is being evaluated as a Specialty IPA (category 21B in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). New England IPAs are known for their juicy/tropical fruit/citrusy hop-forward character, hazy appearance and lighter-than-typical American IPA bitterness. Sea Chest is dry-hopped with Cashmere, Motueka and Sultana hops.

Sea Chest pours light golden in color with a strong haze and a huge white head. The aroma is moderate hops of oranges, lemons, resin and melons over a hint of malt. The flavor is of moderately strong resiny hops with lighter hop flavors of spices and tropical fruits; just a hint of malt provides a backdrop. The beer finishes lightly bitter with a moderately strong resiny, citrusy and spicy hop flavor.

Sea Chest is a well-brewed IPA. The hops are more resiny than tropical fruit, which is atypical for a New England IPA. Regardless, hop heads will find this beer to be very enjoyable.

Brewery Introduction

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

…and began South Jersey’s... Read More

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