Cape May Brewing Company
Coastal Evacuation Double Dry Hopped Double India Pale Ale (Limited Release)
American Double/Imperial IPA
New Jersey
16oz, 4-Pack
Just above one finger of frothy and super-loose foam, starts to break up and disintegrate immediately, bright white while it lasts, minimal lacing. Extremely cloudy and translucent yellow with a slightly darker orange core, no bubbles visible. Dank marijuana notes in the nose, quite pungent overall with tangerine, pink grapefruit to almost lime citrus, fully ripened mango, peach, nectarine and some pineapple fruit scents, not getting any piney or floral notes nor really any clear malt presence, so while not especially complex it's a cannonball shot of what is there. Full-bodied if not syrupy thick, you have to make a pronounced swallowing effort to get it down the gullet. Slabs of pineapple, papaya, mango and apricot are splayed across the tongue, curiously the citrus recedes, milder white grapefruit notes. In the same vein the dankness "normalizes" into damp leafy matter with less of a ganja edge. Earthy with a certain metallic touch, subtly honeyed with an equally demure malted milk ball touch. Its sheer density would become tiresome were it not for the aggressive energy coursing throughout. Good drinkability for its scale.
4 out of 5