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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
50cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, cat urine, Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some cat urine, caramel, Medium body, some resin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(Hand bottled) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, apricot, and mango. Flavor of hops (pine), caramel malt, and some tropical fruits with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12508) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at The Ginger Man, NYC. It pours golden yellow with a thin foamy off-white head. The nose is pine, caramel, resin, orange, grapefruit, and floral. The taste is resin, wood, solid hop-bite, tangy orange, lemon and lime, with a long bitter finish. It is medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a slightly sticky mouth-feel. A solid IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12389) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (12080) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 30, 2010
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken, Cph.
Pours clear coppery golden with a big, creamy, white head. Long duration, fine lacings. Lovely grapefruit aroma, some peach, apricot, oranges, pine as well. A mild resiny note and some light malty sweetness. Low carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel, good dryness. Flavour is lovely hoppy, fairly bitter, resiny, more grapefruit, apricot. Really well-balanced and easy drinking. Some banana notes, light piney, fairly crisp malts. Very good.


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