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RATINGS: 493   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Has a great overall presence, the malt and hops are almost balance. Strong Stringent aftertaste at the end. Strong flavor makes this quite a drink to enjoy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (960) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2011
The color of the beer was deep orange, and the body was clear. There was a lot of foam giving a three to four finger thick head that lived for a long time. The aroma very hoptastic, with a pine resin and floral assault on the nose. The taste was actually quite well balanced between grapefruit rind bitterness, and rock candy sweetness. Mouthfeel was creamy, and the finish was chalky and dry. The aftertaste was quite prolonged and alternated between bitter and sweet. A simple well built Double IPA, just as expected from the fine folks at Sam Adams.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Aroma is piney hops, yeast, and a bit of tropical fruit and earth. The flavor is hoppy/bitter with some syrup notes and decent malts leading into a lingering bitterness. Not the best but still a pretty good DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Pours a very red amber in color. Bitter citrus flavors upfront with a mix of pine resin and an aftertaste of bananas and vanilla. Hoppy citrus pine aroma. Overall, a very tasty offering from SA. Plus the 8% is barely detectable. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fishbrew (13) - Holland, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2011
A very tasty offering from Boston Beer Company. Very earthy, piney aroma, alongside a nice malty nose. Orangish-red hue, crystal clear, perfect head and wonderful lacing. Flavor is wickedly bitter, and carries a little bit of caramel followed by citrus and pine. Nice mellow sweetness and tongue bruising bitterness in the finish. A well done beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2392) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Very large 2+ inch head of fine bubbles. Really, really good head retention. Actually was getting annoyed that it was talking this long to settle. Mild hops in the aorma with a good helping of sweet malts for balance. Light grapefruit and flowers mainly. Color is a dark copper brown. Big and malty flavor that actually hides quite a bit of the hops bitterness in the flavor. It is there but not as prominent as you might expect. Lots of caramel malts, some piney flavors and some dough. Finishes a bit dry with a decent lingering bitterness. A pretty good IIPA but a bit underwhealming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle. Poured an amberish/orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, some citrus, and toasty. Tastes of pine, floral, citrus, and some caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle courtesy of csbosox. Pour is a clear amber golden, along with a smallish dirt white head. Aroma is garlic spice, dry floral, and generic malt. Taste is sweet candy floral, along with the garlic resin spice of the nose and bit more citrus lemon rind. The malt is present, though below the hop. Palate is medium bodied, garlic finish. Interesting, bunch of chewy hops. Thanks for sharing this Chris.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ESBob (358) - 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 (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, 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.


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