jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap & growler-pours a big creamy/bubbly tan head and copper color. Aroma is wow! Nice west coast hops-citrus/pine, some sweet. [Simcoe, Chinook, Cascade]. Taste follows with nice medium malt back bone. Sessionable. OK carbonation. No plastic or slick mouth feel.
Christian (11054) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Cask at GBBF. Golden with a small white head. Intense hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruit and peach. Big and sweet malty flavour with fruity hops and medium bitterness. 7-3-7-3-13
Bottle at RBESG 2010. Aroma is fruity, peach, pine and tobacco. Sweet flavour with pine hops and resinous bitterness.
bhensonb (10907) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cletus. Thanks man! Pours orange/yellow with a four finger clingy white head. Aromas of citrus/pine/floral. Fresh. Near full bodied with mildly creamy carbonation. Flavor is all those wonderful hops. Is there caramel? Who can tell. Itís a very hoppy, but not harsh, ale. Síwonderful.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Name: Captainís Reserve
muddy orange, fine white head, touch of lace,
sweet pine aroma with a nice fruity mango essence,
sweet pine and caramel flavor, nice fruity sweetness, light balancing bitterness,
Name: Captainís Reserve
Mode: hand bottle
Score: 3.5 to 3.7
Words: throwdown 3
same wonderful sweet pine and fruity character, picking up a touch of alcohol, bigger bitterness in the finish but offers a bit more balance without distraction,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Voldby. Golden with large off-white head. Flavour is malt, grass, citrus and hops.
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - peach and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 090712
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear yellow, huge thick slightly yellow whiteish head.
very citrussy aroma, faint sweetness, oranges..
flavor is dry hoppy, grapefruit, sugar, pine, malty sweetness, yeasty bretty bitter note..huh?.
A very bitter hoppy beer, unfortuneately the bitterness seems to be a bit too floral and strange, and the sweetness is not as caramelly and malty as i would like it, is more sweet like if sugar was added. Strong hoppy brew for sure, but iíve had much better.
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is very pretty. A clear amber color with a massive white head and tons of sheeted lacing on the glass.
S: A really sharp pineapple, grapefruit, and slightly piney aroma. There is a touch of alcohol too, but it melds in with the pineapple sweetness.
T: A very strong bitterness to the flavor, but not really all that much else. Certainly piney, but the same fruitiness is not present here.
M: The body is medium with a medium carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth, especially as the beer warms up a little bit.
D: Not a bad IPA from the east coast. I would prefer a bit more contrast in terms of the hop flavors, but this one is pretty easy to drink, especially at 9%.
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear, dark yellow with a medium, white head. Big hop aroma with grapefruit, orange peel and grass. Lightly sweet with some caramel and honey, then very bitter with lots of citrus and pine. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes with moderate sweetness but mostly piney, citrusy and resiny hops. Very good.
Travlr (10574) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with tarheels 86. Pours bright gold, small white head. Aroma of stale hops. Taste is bitter throughout, citrus edge and plenty of hops. Decent enough.