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RATINGS: 696   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcwattsrugger (11432) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2007
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11417) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11279) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2010
500 ml bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (11044) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10998) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Name: Captainís Reserve
Date: 01/10/2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting

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
Date: 11/17/2007
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
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear orange with a large, creamy and frothy off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, straw, cereal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, herbs, pine, and citrus), average yeast (dough) with notes of apple, pear, peach, and pineapple. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10632) - SÝborg, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours a very clear amber with white head. Nose is full of fruits, citrus, floral hops. Taste is citrus all over your mouth with nice sweet malt balance.


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