Cape May Anniversary Ale 7.0

My local beer store tends to get a lot of Cape May beers and I’m always a sucker for an anniversary beer, especially one with such a cute cake on it.

ABV: 7.7%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A blend of seven of our absolute favorite hops come together at a rate of seven pounds-per-barrel to create a beautiful hop nirvana, blasting you in the face with a tidal wave of tropical and citrusy aromas. Layered throughout this celebratory feast of sexy hops, our Anniversary Ale 7.0 is dripping with notes of passionfruit, guava, and mangoes.”

Random: This beer comes in at 40 IBUs.

This beer poured with a two finger, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy orange color with some floaties along with lots of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with tropical fruit. I picked up a lot of mango, guava, pineapple and passionfruit. There was a floral note as well. The taste was a tropical fruit bomb. It started with mango and pineapple first. It quickly went into grapefruit and guava. The alcohol was pretty apparent on this one and made for a slick mouthfeel. The body was on the thicker side with generous carbonation. It had a lengthy and tropical finish. I don’t recall what I paid for this, but I thought that it was a solid beer. I would definitely have this one again. Pick one up if you see it on the shelf.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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