RoyalFlushing (324) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity hop aroma with pine and citrus. Good balance taste-wise, lots of grapefruit, citrus, bread, and caramel. A treat.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark yellow below a white head. Heavy citrus and floral hops with some bread and alcohol in the mix. Medium body, carb. Highly drinkable.
dojken (305) - - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.