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RATINGS: 687   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.

   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 (22282) - 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 (858) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1691) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - 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..

   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.

   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.

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