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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34534) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
Sample from handbottle from tap. Pours golden amber. Aroma is sweet citric aroma. Starts sweey citric and turns quickly strong fruity and flowery before it gets bitter into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle shared by moejuck and spector at Columbus tasting 6, thanks! Orange pour with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops and light malt. Flavor of some citrusy hops and some caramel malt. Bedium body with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
(Handbottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of moejuck. Hazy, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Distinct aroma of citrus and pine. Fairly full in body with lightly sweet malts and plenty of citrus and peach notes. A lovely aroma bitterness in the finish. 060407

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 11, 2007
Handbottled from tap. Nice hazy golden colour. Aroma of hops indeed, good fruitiness, malty with some citrus. Flavour has plenty of hops, fruity, bit sweet maltiness and citrus. Tasty brew indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2007
Handbottled from tap. Hazy golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy fruity aroma with peach and pine notes and some malty sweetness. Hoppy, pine bitter flavor with fruity notes and a light malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
Handbottled from tap thanks to Thomas. Orange golden colour with a white head. Sweet malty, peach, floral hop aroma and taste, dry. Medium body with a very bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Handbottled from tap. Clear golden coloured with a white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy flavour with notes of caramel and pine needles. Hop juice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Tap at Blind Tiger. An above average IIPA - drinks well, good hops and bitterness - good east coast IPA. Nicely done. Rerate: Growler from Bowery Whole Foods. This is a really good beer. Itís not syrupy and cloying like some of the IIPAs Iíve been having lately. It doesnít knock my socks off but itís got a great sour grapefruit finish to it and itís super easy to drink for 8%. Goodbye growler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Shared by moejuck. Nice malty and really citrusy hops to this. This had a real juicy aroma to it. This is really bitter with maybe some earthiness to it. This had a lot of hoppiness to it. The palate was nice, not to sweet for a IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2007
growler? at Dickinsonbeerís on 1/20/07. hazy golden amber color, off-white head. aroma is hoppy pine cones. flavor is bitter hoppy, and a little sweet malt backbone. not quite an IIPA, but close enough. slightly bitter finish.

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