Cape May Brewing Company
Bounding Main Double India Pale Ale
American Double/Imperial IPA
New Jersey
16oz, 4-Pack
Level surface, bleached white, slowly begins to dimple even as it remains impressively persistent, the lacing is wispy and without much stickiness. Hazy yellow-orange liquid, opaque except for the area around the bottom of the glass, dispersed beads of bubbles, not a lot of visual carbonation. Extremely citrusy nose of tangerine, pink grapefruit and lime, some brightening green grass and salted pretzels, crisp and alert pineapple, papaya, kiwi and peach fruit scents, not excessively complex, however, its refreshing nature more than compensates. Full-bodied, round but not necessarily soft, here the dank herbal qualities ratchet up the sourness. The citrus falls back into pink to white grapefruit and contributes to said sourness. Tarry, earthy, lesser presence of pine. The carbonation prickle really helps it reawaken towards the finish when it starts to get monochrome. Consistent level of pineapple, mango, papaya fruit, overall dryness keeps the juiciness in check so that it stays balanced. High level of drinkability and no trace of heat. Could drink a few on a hot summer's day.
4 out of 5