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RATINGS: 680   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 aren’t 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 Captain’s Reserve with aged cheeses such as Stilton, cured and grilled meats.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
Vollmundiger Hopfenantrunk mit deutlichen Orangen- und leichten Kokosnoten, daneben reife Malzaromen. Der Hopfen steht aber eindeutlich im Vordegrund und lässt außer der konstanten Herbe kein anderes Aroma deutlich herovr. Die Herbe reguliert die Süße, so dass ein abgerundetes Bier entsteht. Blumige und besonders grasige Aromen, die weit in die Nase steigen, zeigen die Intensität amerikanischer Hopfensorten, die ebenfalls intensive Bitterkeit fällt im Vergleich zum Hopfen gering aus. Der Hopfen wirkt, kurz bevor er trocken wird, pafümiert. Danach sorgt die Trockenheit dafür, dass das Bier deutlich milder wird, der Hopfen bleibt aber als volllmundiges Aroma vorhanden. Gutes IIPA mit Hopfen in genau richtiger Stärke. 11/13/12/12/10/12

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10508) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. Creamy good fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull grassy heavy bitter aroma. Heavy bitter powerfull flavor. Long nice grassy finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, grain, malt. Flavour is hop, peaches, pine, fruit, citrus, malt, grain.Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10368) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer, offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma, vinous and with some hops. Milky flavor, grassy, metal notes. Decent beer, but where did the hops go?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2010
Clear golden with a huge off white head. Hoppy aroma with.pine, grapefruits, hints of malt and peach. Flavour had loads of pine, grapegruits, peach and piney notes. Finished quite bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 11, 2007
Handbottled from tap. Nice hazy golden colour. Aroma of hops indeed, good fruitiness, malty with some citrus. Flavour has plenty of hops, fruity, bit sweet maltiness and citrus. Tasty brew indeed!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle. Blonde. Grassy oily hoparoma with melon and grapefruit. Malty sweet, oily hopflavor with melon, pineapple and grapefruit. Well made DIPA with a satisfying balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottled. Light golden coloured. Quite clear. Dense off white head. Aroma of fruits, herbs, flowers, spice, light caramel and grape. Flavour of grape, spruce, flowers, fruits and some caramel and grass. Medium to full bodied. Very dry herbal bitterness in the end. Lasting. Quite delicious and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2010
It’s slightly hazy, yellow-golden with a creamy head and the aroma has notes of spruce, citrus, grass and a hint of strawberries. The flavour is sweet with notes of spruce, citrus, grass, malt, mango, peach and the finish is slightly dry and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
A golden IPA with a thin creamy white head. A pungent doughy aroma of hops and cream. In mouth, a well balanced mix of malts and hops, resinous and piny, with light grapefruits and fruity esters, nice and warming alcohol iin finale. Very good. On tap at Blind Tiger, NY, Dec. 27 2008.


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