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RATINGS: 485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (343) - Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with ample head. Nice citrusy with pine aroma. Ample citrus and hop combo taste with toasty afternotes. A very nice beer. Keep up the small batch progess Sam Adams!!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
500 mL bottle at home, batch 1. Pour is deep ruby red with nice fluffy, very fresh looking slightly off white head, very appealing looking in the glass. Aroma brings notes of big fruity pineapple and orange notes, big zesty and spicey notes with hints of floral, pine and grass in there as well, hints of biscuit but not much. Really nice citrus oils and zesty notes, big fresh hop smell. Taste is a nice mix of pine, floral and spice notes, hints of bitter grapefruit peel and orange, some slight biscuit, finishing fairly bitter with no sign of the abv. At the price point, I dig this.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2011
This poured an amber color with a beige head. Aroma was resinous piney hops with sweet malts. Flavor was sweet malt resinous, light fruity honey, very cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2011
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some caramel. Medium body, light resin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Light amber pour. Aroma is loaded with resin, grapefruit and some tropical fruit notes...maybe a hint of guava. Lots of good bitterness balanced by some caramel malt notes. Pretty damn decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (773) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber color. Aroma of pine, citrus, floral and a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is pineapple, pine, cherry, spruce, lavender. Very hoppy and wonderful. I love the pine, citrus and floral that the hops impart.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2011
A really exceptional IPA. Great pour hoppy, malty, and heavy taste. Perfect for the IPA fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with thick beige head. Aroma of pine, earth and very malty blended with fruity esters. Flavor is sweet, earthy, piny, fruity esters, hints of astringency with a solid balanced bitterness in the finish. Heavy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Solid brew.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Clear amber pour, frothy head. Caramel aroma. Spicy, pine hop presence...pretty bitter. A lot of alcohol burn in this that just wasn’t pretty. Kinda sticky as it warmed, too. Just not great.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Pour was amber with a slight off white colored head. Aroma of string citrus and pine. Flavor was all downhill from there, earthy metallic notes, astringent bitterness, sticky sweetness, just not too good. Mouthfeel sticky, drinkable probably only due to the carbonation that broke it all up. Meh.


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