Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 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.

OliverG's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 16, 2012
16-11-12 Bouteille 500ml: Jaune dorée, très limpide, effervescence normale et continue, collet de mousse épais et percistant. Légers arômes d’houblon et de malt, sans artifice. Bien balancée houblon/malt pour une iipa. Amertume presque apaisante en bouche. Saveurs tout en complexité de fruits, de céréales, de sapins. Corps asser puissant avec une texture asser ronde et une forte carbonisation. Finale légèrement astringente, mais bien balancée avec de notes juteuse d’houblon frais. Solide imperial ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strife21 (259) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2015
pours hazy golden orange with white head. Smell is pine, hops, citrus a tiny bit of malt. Taste is bitter hops, pine, resin, and a slightly malt finish. Medium body medium carb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (4066) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle care of Matt. pours a murky golden color with medium to large white head. Retains well. Nose is beautiful with slightly overripe pineapple and pine dankness. Flavor is oranges, caramel malt, light booze, and slight pineapple like the smell. Medium to fuller mouth. Good amount of bitterness. This is pretty decent when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klk343 (145) - - JUN 25, 2015
Clear copper. Not so good smell but nicely flavored. Really smooth. Slippery texture. Lemon, orange. Light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichieBoy (48) - Getzville, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
A very good New York brew. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Very good beer. You'll like this one if you like hoppy beers ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (380) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
c1raider (84) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Nice IPA but overly malty / frothy for my preference malt, then floral, then hops. Not for me but not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Orange cloudy pour from 12oz bottle at la cerevecia in NY. Tropical grapefruit and mango aroma. Taste is the same. Vanilla and grassy taste also. Very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Aroma floral, citrus, Appearance golden, clear, frothy, white foam, Taste lightly bitter, medium bitterness, light sweetness, citrus Palate medium body, lively, Overall a very good ipa that hides the 9% very well. I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (880) - - APR 26, 2015
clear, light amber color; citrusy, fruity aroma; lots of tropical fruit and citrusy hops on a fairly light malt base

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly clear straw yellow with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, light citrus, faint floral notes, and light grassiness. Flavor is dry malt base with crisp floral and citrus hops atop, along with faint pineapple, and extremely faint spice. Medium body.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 70

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50