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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philipmeese (84) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at brewery. Pours golden with almost no head. Very hoppy, slight cat piss aroma. Full body and big punchy flavor. Finishes quietly with a little bitterness. Overall, not one of my favorite big IPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2242) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Almost clear golden liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon peel, candy, tangerine, caramel, pineapple, mango and citrus. Taste is dry and medium to high bitter with notes of pineapple, mango, tangerine and light grain. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice, not too malty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Malty with pine-forward hops. Lacks refinement. This is exactly what I expect from the regular CL brews: forgettable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6139) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110115.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of resin, hops, some caramel malts and sweet fruits. Flavor of fruits, caramel, some malt notes, goose berries, hay and hops. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
adeishaqra (40) - - MAR 28, 2013
One of Better imperial IPA I?ve had. The aroma is very hoppy with just a hint of sweet. Great flavor, balanced palate, light on the after taste so you?ll want more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2499) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a hazy pale with an off-white head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of caramel, sweet malt, and light floral. The flavor found caramel, dark fruits, and light hops. Medium body and a malt aftertaste. Good stuff

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Translucent orange with a foamy beige head. Silky and slightly oily full body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: piney citrusy hop resins, sweet pale ale malt.

Taste: caramel malt sweetness, citrus flower hop oils.

Great flavor, texture, and balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
peral2 (570) - SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2013
On tap at The Blind Tiger in NYC. Maybe I was colored by the environment but I really enjoyed this one. Hoppy and with nice bitterness in the finish! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buikus (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
Solid IPA, extra Flavor, more than a normal IPA but excellent. Great on tap ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Sample draft at the brewery. Pours a clean gold with average white head and blanket lacing. Nose of pine, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit. Iíve had this in bottles that were not fresh. This is really good when fresh. Lots of citrus and pine.


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