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RATINGS: 697   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Growler. Right from the brewery! This is my most favorite beer in the world. My ratings of other beer are metered from this beer. Great pour, head and look. lots of flavor with a strong finish that keeps you wanting more! (Until you find yourself the next morning on the floor wit an empty glass in your hand!) You will LOVE it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Had the Captain Lawrence Double IPA on tap at Delaney’s In New Haven. It pours a dark yellow or off orange - it is hard to put your fingers on this color. The head is amazing and the lacing is sick. the lacing follows you down the glass to near perfection. It smells hoppy but not in a way that will blow out your senses because it appears to be well balanced in both aroma and taste. This is probably one of the smoothest Imperial IPAs I have ever had. It is bitter but there is also that malt backbone that keeps it from ripping your taste buds apart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle. Golden orange with large foamy white head. Aroma is floral with whiskey, grass and citrus. Flavors of caramel, spice, grass, and pine. Full mouthfeel. Biggish body. English style on steroids.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
Pours a really bright golden colour with a big fluffy white head. Looks clean! Aroma is filled with fresh bitter hops, some peach and lots of pine. Tiny notes of caramel can also be found. Spicy hoppy notes mixed with with a good caramell base makes this beer a pleasure to drink. Perhaps a bit to bitter, hops defintetely owns the malt in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Pours clear golden with a medium-sized white head; aroma is hoppy, slightly sweet fruity, doughy and biscuity; flavor is sweet fruity and, in the fnish, also slightly citrusy and piney: very bitter, but also sweetish of caramel maltiness; long bitter aftertaste; quite full-bodied with moderate carbonation. As the maltiness stays in the background leaving the front stage for hops this finds quite a suitable balance for a IIPA.

   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.

   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, goodí lookiní, pretty much east coast Pliny. Well done clean hop monster, best of the 5 east coast imps sampled tonight (#2 was Weyerbacher Simcoe x2)

   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.

   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 - Captainís 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. Thereís 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. Itís definitely a little thick and chewy but very smooth and silky. Goes down nice. Itís like golden nectar! Overall this is a great IPA.

   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.

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