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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This unique double IPA takes the style’s origins a step further. IPAs were born out of making an ale that could sustain a long voyage. For our take, we were inspired by the indomitable Capt. James Cook whose 3rd voyage made him the first to navigate a treacherous route from England to New Zealand to the Pacific Northwest. Using Cascade hops from each of these regions we created a brew that’s citrusy, earthy and full of bold character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a brown/red body leaves a concave white half finger head that slowly dies into the body. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. Some spotty spiderweb lacing appears and slides gently down the sides of my chalice. The smell had the hops up front with a bit of light malts here and there. The taste was more maltier and the hops are really more subdued. It leaves a malty aftertaste and finish. The palate was about a medium, slightly creamy, sessionable. Overall, this is a good beer and I would have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1550) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Good stuff. Nice hoppy aroma that was strong and subtle. Amber-orange color with a decent fizzy white head. Average weight palate with good carbonation. Crisp and full. Very well blended with citrus, pine and floral bitterness. Malt background offered some sweetness with caramel and a little spice. Impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Delicious offering, Sam! A+ appearance, burnt orange color, beat head on any Sam Adams I’ve tried (2 fingers, creamy/frothy, long-lasting). Great lacing. Rich full flavor, citrus and malts, really explodes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1872) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Pours golden orange with white head. The aroma is malt forward, followed by the hops. The flavor is more complex than what you would think. Plenty of hops and malts. Very earthy in the flavor as well. Overall a solid beer from Sam Adams.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (388) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Pours deep amber, 2 finger head with very nice lacing. Grapefruit, mango, spice nose. Tastes citrusy, hints of toffee, alcohol is apparent. Full bodied. Finishes somewhat earthy, herbal, more alcohol. On the fence with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sjohnny (441) - - MAR 1, 2014
Resiny pine candy. Pours cloudy honey amber with a very thick foamy off white head that coats the glass as it very slowly (glacially) fades. Pine and grapefruit with a hard candy sweetness. Clean bitter on the finish. The hops/malt balance on this is really well done. Hops are very noticeable but not overwhelming as they are tempered by a thick mouthfeel and a mild sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltmisjonen (29) - - FEB 23, 2014
This is batch 1. I’m awed. A perfectly balanced DIPA. Lovely hop aroma of grapefruit and spice. Lovely malt backbone with a perfect bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (393) - - FEB 22, 2014
Att en jätte som Samuel Adams kan lyckas med något som en dubbelipa är stort. Fin arom med mycket bra smaker. Här finns de rätta smakerna o hade beskan rullat något mjukare över tungan så hade det blivit toppbetyg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Pours copper with a good sized beige head. Nose off pine and floral hops. Medium plus body. Resin mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malts, lots of hop;s. 5 finger foamy beige head. Lots of pine with a good dose of floral for aroma. Med body. Flavor is resin, mild roast caramel, and a lot of floral. It burns just a bit on the tongue’s edges. Finishes quite hoppy. Good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2014
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge white head. Aroma is pine and dry hoppy. Bitter and slight spiced. Bitter and dry hoppy finish. Crisp and bitter dry finish. Grapefruity and pine hoppy finish.

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