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RATINGS: 687   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2012
50cl, no mention of ABV, American brew, from ōlbutikken Copenhagen, complex brew, floral/malty and slightly bitter/sweet, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3840) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle - thanks to blklab2007. Pours clear golden with a large fluffy white head that slowly dissipates leaving clumpy lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, resin, a note of lemon Pledge. Flavor is about the same, little sweetness and strong bitterness lingering through the finish. Medium bodied, some mouth creaminess. Not bad at all, but another IIPA that is (gasp!) a bit too bitter for my taste. Bitterness recedes after the first few sips deaden the tastebuds and it becomes more drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Draft at Draught 55. Pours clearish blond with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, pine and hops. Taste is very hoppy and citrusy with notes of grapefruit and orange and a bit of pine balanced with some malts. The alcohol definitely comes through in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2349) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Nose improves as it warms. Started out grainy, boozy, with pine and a touch of citrus. A bit more of a pine / citrus split as it warms. Clear and gold. Hop dominated taste but nice full bodied mouthfeel is the prize here, a bit silky, a bit chewy. Alcohol hidden in taste. Not bad, I was expecting more, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Light citrus and earthy hop aroma. Murky golden brown body. Medium palate. The taste is very bitter with some malt--but not well balanced. The hop bitterness controls this beer too much. If you want a straight on hop attack--then this is your beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle shared by moejuck and spector at Columbus tasting 6 - Pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas of bitter grapefruit and pine. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, some floral notes with underlying caramel malts. Seemed a little watery to me on the palate and a little unbalanced to the hoppy side..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2008
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0 (Thanks dickinsonbeer!). This one pours a clear copper with an average size white head. Nose is orange, grapefruit, pine hoppiness. Tastes exactly like it smells, nothing more, nothing less. Very clean. Too clean in fact. I like my hops a bit chewier and with more resin. Body is light, carbonation medium. An ok DIPA.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2008
On tap @ Gingerman Very nice, rich amber/copper color. Very strong aromas of resiny hops, well balanced throughout with not a hint of the 8% alcohol.... very drinkable, it sneaks up on you afte a couple imperial pints....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Growler from Big Z’s, Huntington, NY. Pours an orange/brown with a small thick white head. Aroma predominantly of grapefruit, also some citrus, pine, and grassy hops. Flavor of bitter citrus hops, nice cookie malt. Very thick mouthfeel. For 8%, this is quite syrupy and hard to drink. I liked the aroma but the palate is too thick and muddies up the flavors.


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