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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 09, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.
Clear medium to dark yellow orange color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, spruce, grapefruit, orange, fruity, strawberry notes. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090804]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (32001) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Bottled. A golden beer with a huge white head. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, lemonpeal, grass, and hops on a malty back ground. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops lending it notes of grapefruit, alfa acid, and lighter notes of alcohol, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21505) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Cask@GBBF2009. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity hops, grass, mild nectary notes as well as some vanilla and tropical fruits. Flavour is the same along with some hints of alcohol as well. Some bready/biscuity malts as well. Quite balanced IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19950) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear golden, rich firm head. Strong citric grapefruit aroma. Sweet and very soft, full bodied. Salty dough and grapefruit followed by an evergrowing bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor with hints of citrus. Has a warming malty bitter hoppy grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2010
June 5th 2010. Clear amber beer. Crisp palate but quickly turns soft. Nice creamy malt and good minerally fresh hop. One of those nice IPAs that seduces with itís malt base rather than slapping you in the chops with the hops. Pretty bloody good creamy IPA!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 2010-04-04, bottle, 8-4-9-5-18=44
Colden bright color; nice perlage, very small bubbles; medium sized head. The aroma is intense, with strong toffee; the hops are very piney, but also with a touch of vanilla and cookies. Excellent toffee flavor, with some residual sugars, but the body is quite lean; there is some cake flavor too; very strong bitterness, fresh hopping, creamy and biscuity, with soft fruits and soft resins. Powerful but harmonious.


2006-12-31, draught at Hop Devil, NYC, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Cloudy amber color; creamy head. Very nice hoppy aroma, with resins and fruits (delicate grapefruit). Good malty body, with an excellent aromatic and powerful hopping, with a lot of hop oils. Smooth and elegant. Excellent!


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