Cape May Bounding Main

I really love the trend of breweries going to pounder cans instead of bottles. This brewery is one that exclusively cans their regular beers. Let’s see how this one was.

ABV: 7.8%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brewed with 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel, Bounding Main has a soft and pillowy mouthfeel, a gentle bitterness, and aromas of tropical fruits: mango, guava, citrus — all with a hint of dank in the background. Like many a stormy wind, Bounding Main will blow you away.”

Random: This beer comes in at 38 IBUs.

This beer poured with a two finger, cream-colored head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy golden-yellow color. There was a moderate amount of carbonation visible, despite the cloudiness. The nose was filled with a lot of pine and citrus. It had pine cleaner along with some cat pee. There was a lot of mango flesh along with grapefruit and some pineapple as well. There was a touch of malt sweetness as well. The taste was much of the same as the nose. It started with a lot of pine needles and pine cleaner and quickly went into mango, guava and passionfruit. The grapefruit notes were more along the lines of grapefruit juice. The body was on the thicker side with a lot of carbonation and the alcohol made the beer quite dry and have a bite to it. The finish was sticky and lengthy from the citrus. A can of this was $3.62, which came to $.23 per ounce. This was a tasty beer and had a relatively low price tag attached. I would highly recommend this.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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