Tasting: September 6, 2015
Style: Imperial IPA
Beer #: 793 (& 794)
Over dinner, I ordered Cape May Brewing’s IPA. Nothing really sets this apart. It’s just another mundane IPA. The ambiance of our outdoor dining experience might have pushed this up a couple of ticks but really can’t see putting this past 83 points on its best day. Muddled bitterness over some stale cracker malt.
If you go, there are two buildings – the administration building is located on the main road while the tasting room is located in a blue industrial looking strip mall just behind the administration building.
Brought back two squealers (thirty-two ounce) of Coastal Evacuation to share over an end of summer barbecue. I had higher hopes for this imperial IPA. On the plus end, Coastal Evacuation has a nice body as it feels syrupy, rich and sticky. I’ll also note some mellow dankness. While it’s advertised to be dry-hopped and uses Centennial hops, the hops aren’t distinctive as they pitch in some indiscernible and demure bitterness. Hard to go nuts over a beer that feels better than it tastes. 85 points.