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RATINGS: 692   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 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.


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3.9
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
c1raider (67) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3764) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (91) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (731) - - APR 26, 2015
clear, light amber color; citrusy, fruity aroma; lots of tropical fruit and citrusy hops on a fairly light malt base

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4128) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (293) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow with little to no lacing or head. Citrus heather smell mild though. Nice grapefruit, gardening, floral malt flavour. A nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
60minuteman (999) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Blondish color from Social Lounge. Aroma of hops, spices, peppercorns, citrus or grapefruit, gum and funk. It isn?t bad but the yeast and alcohol dominated this, hampering it a bit for me. Medium body and medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On tap @ KBF 2014. Pours a golden orange with a lasting off white head. Very bright aroma with orange and grapefruit citrus that is immediately followed by some tropical fruit along with a subtle note of pine. The flavor is resiny hop bitterness that attacks the palate first, followed by a hint of sweet tropical fruits. This is all backed up by a lingering, sugary grapefruit that fades into a prickly pinyness to dry things out through the finish. Medium body, that is nicely carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2341) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear gold with a medium sized white head. The aroma has plenty of grapefruit and pine. Straight forward. The taste has light bitterness and a ton of sweet citrus. Very juicy. Nicely five.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1908) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Draft at Good Dog. Tulip. Cloudy gold pour with a good white head that left tons of lace. Has a strong powdery lemon grapefruit pith flavor. Bitter and semi-juicy. Strong notes though not overly complex. Makes for a nice giant citrus IPA.


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