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RATINGS: 679   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7687) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2010
Bottled at Haket, GŲteborg, on November 11, 2010
Clear golden color, big fluffy white head. Fruity, sugary, hoppy, sweet, alcohol, cheeze, pineapple scent. Bitter, hoppy, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Bitter and alcohol aftertaste. Medium tos mooth mouthfeel. High bitterness.
Fairly nice one, I can see myself drinking it again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5669) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle @ Unibar. Pours golden orange with a huge dense white head, long lasting to. This is how a beer should look. Nose is sweet fruity, like pineapple, abricot, little citruss and some sweet caramel malty notes. Taste is more sweet fruit, light hops, malts, caremel, bread. Medium body. Was expecting a alot more hoppy beer, and is wondering if ths was overaged, but no BBD to be found on the bottle. Still pretty good stuff, and ill give it another go when giving the chance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (2993) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
(Bottle, thanks mybestfriend) Pours clear orange with an off-white head. The aroma is near medium hoppy with notes of oranges and herb tea alongside marzipan and white bread. Whisper of mango, hay, old white flowers and metal. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic. Herb tea, garlic, mild fruity, marzipan and white bread. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and robust with a light carbonation. Medium bodied. Maybe a bit too old.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Maybe I just got to this bottle too late but Clear golden pour soapy off white head aroma of caramel malts and faded citrusy hops .... taste is bitter hops and sweet caramel malt, sweet citrusy hops that seem mellowed with a bitter dry hop finish .... would have to have another crack at this one but its just average

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Zoney
Pours cloudy orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, bread and citrus hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
bottled, thanks to tgncc in trade, almost clear golden color with short tight foam, aroma of sweet hoppy caramel and flavor of prickly pine hops and toffee, some metal on the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmerz (694) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
1st draught from a new keg at the brewery. Clear normal yellow beer with good head. No surprise the liveliness of the body and clarity of aroma were excellent this fresh. Full floral hops, pine and resin smell. Very bitter after an initial sweetness. Nice beer. Not too complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1627) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle from half time pours light amber hue, white head with good retention. Nose is piney and inviting. Taste is malt centric with gobs of caramel. Bitterness, pine, and citrus show up on finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
(hand bottle shared with irishboy.)orange body with a small white head.the aroma has some pine/citrus hops,but i also get this strange alcohol/medicinal tone.the flavor is much of the same.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2009
This beer is growing on me. This is the second bottle that Iíve sampled and it really seems to be a laid back, charming, unapologetic one trick pony. Smells really bitter and floral and thatís exactly what comes through in the taste as well. Whatcha got here is a sweet and earthy flower petal sandwich with a load of hop resin slaw. At the finish I get something bitter, spicy and earthy like horseradish root or something, no joke. Mouthfeel is thin in body but coating. Reminds me much more of an IPA than a double but a nice brew. Thanks Captain Lawrence. 2009 16 oz.


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