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RATINGS: 688   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Golden with orange hues, medium off-white head, and minimal lacing. Citrus aromas, mainly clementine and orange zest, exude from the glass and occupy the air and are accompanied by pine and floral notes. Taste is enjoyable sweetness of citrus and caramel malt followed by palatable bitterness. Very smooth and drinkable with good mouthfeel and flavors that linger after each sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2009
16 oz bottle. Very pale, good’ lookin’, pretty much east coast Pliny. Well done clean hop monster, best of the 5 east coast imps sampled tonight (#2 was Weyerbacher Simcoe x2)

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle; cloudy golden with large white head; aroma-hops, pine, caramel, artificial peach, grapefruit; taste-heavy sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Old Review from 2009 - Captain’s Reserve pours a clear light golden color with as you can see in the picture up above, a huge white frothy head. Great retention and a ton of lacing throughout the glass. Smell is full of citrus and piney hops. Alcohol is pretty present also. Taste starts of with citrus, grapefruit, lemon, and tangerine. There’s a nice bready and caramel malt background. Once again just like in the smell the alcohol is present. The mouthfeel on this one leans a little bit towards heavy then medium. It’s definitely a little thick and chewy but very smooth and silky. Goes down nice. It’s like golden nectar! Overall this is a great IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2008
rotten pine aroma not much of a head. Tastes much better than it smells with pine and citrus. A little dry and a decent hop finish. Was looking for more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Nice fruity hop aroma with pine and citrus. Good balance taste-wise, lots of grapefruit, citrus, bread, and caramel. A treat.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Great Great IPA! This extreme hoppy IPA tastes like a fresh spring day! Smooth going down, great head, and tremendously satisfying aftertaste! Can’t get enough of it!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2011
Bottle courtesy of meilby. Pours hazy orange with frothy white head. Aroma is bread, caramel, toffee, dark sugars, hop aroma is gone. Taste is very sweet. Medium body, oily, soft. 20110421

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Dark yellow below a white head. Heavy citrus and floral hops with some bread and alcohol in the mix. Medium body, carb. Highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (305) - - MAR 14, 2014
Ljus med mycket bra doft. Tyvärr så slår alkoholsmaken igenom så att detcsänker betyget en hel del. Smaken är söt med kolatoner med bra beska.


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