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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Get some nice hops in the aroma.Pours a cloudy orange with a medium off white head.Lots of hops in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with you guessed it,a lot of hops in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Growler shared by Hopdog, thanks. Poured a hazy golden orange body with thin head. Aroma is of light citrus and malt. Light hop taste, sweet, low carbonation. Seemed to have alot of yeast - earthy tones. Soft, subtle with a smooth candy essence to it. Light lacing left.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle shared by moejuck and spector at Columbus tasting 6 - Pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of bitter grapefruit and pine. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, some floral notes with underlying caramel malts. Seemed a little watery to me on the palate and a little unbalanced to the hoppy side..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2007 Bottle shared by someone at C-Bus 6: Pours a clear orange gold, with a white head. Aroma, muted citrus notes, and some caramel. Flavor, sweet caramel up front, earthy and citrus notes on the finish. There is a lot of bitterness in the flavor, and it does start to overpower everything else. Re-rate: Much fresher bottle with some big grapefruit and pine notes, with a really nice bitterness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Light citrus and earthy hop aroma. Murky golden brown body. Medium palate. The taste is very bitter with some malt--but not well balanced. The hop bitterness controls this beer too much. If you want a straight on hop attack--then this is your beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Growler acquired in trade with jjpm74 (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, toffee candy, oranges, and had a light woody/earthiness to it. Tastes of caramel, citrus, pine, íleafyí, and grapefruit. Decent balance. Smooth and creamy body. Another Captain Lawrence beers that Iím impressed with!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with an average off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, hard candy, tropical fruits, orange and pine. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, lemon, yeast, caramel, biscuit, cereal grains and a decent hop bitterness. Lots of hop bitterness and flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2007
The initial aroma of hops is not overwhelming but pleasantly strong. In the first sip the hops assault the rear taste buds. The flavor is quite hoppy and smooth. A very nice version of a Double IPA, both on tap and in the growler.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Growler and hand bottle (both arrived the same day. What are the odds?) It poured a hazy amber color with an off-white head. the aroma was hop forward with earthy, sweaty, and citrusy hops. Nice caramel malt underneath. Hints of candy. The flavor matched the aroma except for more of the malt and less of the hop. medium bodied. Drinks nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 Growler from puzzl. Hazy amber/orange color with very small lacing type head. The aroma is of the citrus fruits, oranges,apricots, mango, and pine. The taste was the same as the aroma with good hoppy bite. Malty and smooth with nice hop finish. As this warms the alcohol is more detectable in the taste and aroma. Very good brew.


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