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RATINGS: 489   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.


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 (2374) - 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 (8933) - 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 (3235) - 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 (6173) - Minneapolis, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4324) - 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 (11530) - 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 (9099) - 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 (778) - 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.


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