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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (412) - - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a very cloudy yellow gold - more like a witbier or saison than an IPA. Nose is definitely IPA all the way - citrus, floral. Taste has some citrus and bitterness, but the alcohol is really present and a bit overbearing. A little disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (408) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very slightly hazy pale orange, medium off0white head. Nose is sweet hops and fruits. Flavor profile is dominated my notes of peach, pineapple, lime, hops and malt, subtle touch of caramel in the background. Everytime my wife kissed me last night, she said I tasted like candy, NICE ! Nice smooth, slightly bitter finish, hope I can get more of this in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2009 Draught @ Beer Table, Brooklyn. Pours lightly hazy dark copper with a creamy off-white head and solid lacing. Nose is resiny pine hops and sweet caramel. Taste is sweet caramel malt, with the resiny hop character emerging early and persisting throughout. Citrus comes through as well, though secondary to the resiny bitterness that seems to come through as the primary hop note. Finish is rich and just a tad dry, with a lingering bitterness. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. Solid offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
RnH: Pours a clear amber leaving a very thin head ring. The nose is super sweaty, oily... great hops scent. The taste is complex and really enjoyable. Strawberries?! Deep sugars, some cooked qualities... nice brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Growler/tap. Wow! This is what a dipa should be. Pour is hazy amber with lacy white head. Aromas strong of pine, citrus, and sweet malt. Flavor is all hops. Not dry to finish and I can’t find anything wrong with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2009
Thanks to dchmela. Smells like an ipa, looks like an ipa. Really nice evergreen forest taste, along with citrusy burn. Really good. Get it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 10, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 On tap at Hop Devil. Extremely hoppy aroma and taste. Pine, floral, citrus, grass, and perfume; the whole hop spectrum is here. Slight fruity flavor is there as well. Bitter finish. This beer knows exactly what it wants to be. Re-rate. Growler from Whole Foods. Malt is more prominent and beer is a little more fruity. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (331) - 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.

5
   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!


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