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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer is a salute to the ingenuity and creativity of the American craft brewers. A uniquely American style of beer, the Double or Imperial IPA, has become the calling card of many craft brewers who arenít afraid to push the limits of what hops can add to a beer. This beer is big and hoppy - not for the faint of heart! Be prepared to experience sensory overload as you savor this Imperial IPA. Sensory Profile: Hops, and lots of them. The aroma is bursting with the classic citrus and pine aroma of American-grown hops. The flavor is dominated by a hoppy bitterness, with just enough malt to make you want to take another sip. Food Pairing: This beer needs an assertive food to stand up to it. Match Captainís Reserve with aged cheeses such as Stilton, cured and grilled meats.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Sort of odd for a Dipa. Pale gold pour, big white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, fruit and chocolate. Flavor of dark chocolate, fruit, and straw. Not very bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
on tap at Craftyís Taproom in Northeast Phila - super hoppy aroma and flavor. Flavor also sweet. Nice balance. Cloudy golden color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
5/26/2010 9:31:54 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Warm orange body with tall head. Sweet nose of hops, pine and caramel. Nippy flavour of sweet hops, caramel and lots of honey. Quite a nice IIPA but perhaps a tad too sweet for me. Definitely, the Captainís special reserve.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - SEP 10, 2015
Botella de .9 fl oz. Adquirida en New Beer Distributors, LES, New York. Color dorado claro y con algo de espuma. Cítricos y pino se mezclan en una conjunción casi perfecta para esta excelente Doble IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Draft. Cloudy gold. Citrus and pine like a typical imperial ipa but, the taste is overpowered by alcohol. A very harsh 9%. Unbalanced. Ok, but I wouldn't order this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Had this at a restaurant in New Jersey. Great hops with a lot of fruit. Extremely smooth in the palate. - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strife21 (317) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
pours hazy golden orange with white head. Smell is pine, hops, citrus a tiny bit of malt. Taste is bitter hops, pine, resin, and a slightly malt finish. Medium body medium carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5899) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle care of Matt. pours a murky golden color with medium to large white head. Retains well. Nose is beautiful with slightly overripe pineapple and pine dankness. Flavor is oranges, caramel malt, light booze, and slight pineapple like the smell. Medium to fuller mouth. Good amount of bitterness. This is pretty decent when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klk343 (162) - - JUN 25, 2015
Clear copper. Not so good smell but nicely flavored. Really smooth. Slippery texture. Lemon, orange. Light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichieBoy (60) - Getzville, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
A very good New York brew. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Very good beer. You'll like this one if you like hoppy beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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