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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2615) - - NOV 17, 2012
Clear golden color with a white head. Aroma has notes of pineapple, citrus fruits, peach, biscuit, alcohol. Taste is oily soft and sweet with notes of lime peel, pine, peach. A little salty. Lingering dry fruity aftertaste with a bit of warming alcohol. Well balanced.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2814) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
On tap. Pours amber with light foamy head. Aromas of oranges, pineapple, pine and dough. Flavors follow with bitter citrus rind, toasted malts and more bitter pine. Peppery. For those that like a bitter DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hennessyjk (35) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Wonderful hazy orange appearance. Hops are forward at the start and finish. Aroma is wonderful. A very nice DIPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
kirk36 (213) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2016
This is not an amateur IPA. Just sayin. You must tolerate bitter and hop. You must. No choice! It's the bitter that has the biggest bite! But at 9 Ibv it's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorOfSudz (73) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a hazy golden yellow with somewhat thick and foamy head. Apricot and malt aromas. Good DIPA sweetness up front, but then an integrating change to malty and almost chocolate tones towards the end. Boozy. Not much pine or tropical fruit, but grapefruit is present. Interested to see how it will change as it warms up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Underdogs88 (305) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma has notes of citrus and pine hop aroma. Color is a light gold with an average white head. Flavor favors the pine hop flavor over the citrus. Malt flavor is light with notes of bread. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Overall, it's an average imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (663) - - DEC 30, 2015
Deep gold. Full body, moderate flavor, longish palate. Bitter, dry. Hoppy, monochromatic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heather_B (245) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
I had this solo on 4.6.14. Golden pour with no lasting head. Smell is super piney with some citrus notes. Flavor is the same - but the pine is too earthy and not super pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1224) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2015
On tap @ Pony Bar. Pours clear pale golden with thin white head. Aroma is dank juicy citrusy hops, thin caramel malt. Taste is grainy, somewhat harsh malt followed by earthy bitter hops, nice juicy dark citrus notes. Great flavor here, the malt just didnít stand up to the hops for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomerBeerOdysy (98) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2015
APPEARANCE - Light, no head, hazy. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine. TASTE - Hops, very bitter, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, clean, light, crisp. VALUE - $10 for a 10-oz pour, expensive. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Standout bitter Imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (690) - Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2015
12 oz bottle pour..could of sworn I rated this in the bigger 16 oz bottle..guess not..pours a medium golden yellow with active carbonation...nose is hoppy for sure with mostly citrus apricot orange action..taste is pretty smooth and quite typical of other dipas...nothing here that is gonna blow you away good or bad but decent all around..


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