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RATINGS: 504   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1813) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2011
22 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Expected dark orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit rind, and wet grass. The flavor is much more flavorful than expected; bold, piney hops hit the tongue first with floral and citrus making their way to an assertive malty sweet finish. The result teeters between a double IPA and a barley wine (think along the lines of fresh Sierra Nevada Bigfoot). It is really hard to believe it took Samuel Adams this long to "experiment" with making a wide release DIPA but this is a very solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14163) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours copper with a 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle @ home. Amber orange appearance with a cream/tan head and good lacing. Toasty pale malty, grapefruit citrusy hoppy, a touch earthy aroma. Creamy mouth feel. Pretty big grapefruit, citrusy, lightly floral, earthy hoppy, toffee, toasty malty flavor. Toasty, toffee, grapefruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
By today’s standards, low alcohol for a double IPA, which is a good thing. Dark amber, clear, almost viscous, almost trapping the small bubbles, and leading to a very structured head. Great lacing. Nose of caramel, sweet toasted malts, and floral hops. Mouth is big and full, consistent with appearance. Taste is sweet malts and caramel, significant bitterness, but very little grapefruit, citrus, or pine. Very nice, just tamer than the west coast brewers make now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 Not very hoppy; a sweet caramel is dominant, but I guess it’s not fresh. Not bad though. Not an IPA at this point. Boston Lager is better. Don’t mess with me unless you want to end up 6 feet under.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Medium amber, slight but lasting head. Aroma of gummy malts, pine, and a hint of anise. Flavor is more gummy, caramel accented malts, a bunch of pine, and a hint of anise on the finish, along with strong bitterness. Not a bad IIPA, but it lacked a bit of the "pretty" hops that I would have preferred, with more bitterness than any other character coming through. Not a bad beer, but not the best example of the style either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 4, 2011
bottle. clear amber under a large, creamy cream colored head. medium hoppy nose with a mix of floral and citrus. very bitter with a stingy finish and flaring abv. medium body. the worst of the series.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Taste is citrus, flowers, pine and yeast. Just enough alcohol to give it some bite. Solid DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
500ml bottle-pours a cascading tight rich retaining light tan head with heavy lacing and copper color. Aroma is lemon zest/mango, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is copper/resin harsh biting hops, peat/roasty-medium malt 9/5/6/3/12=3.5 At cellar temp, herbal/resin biting hops, peat/roasty-medium malt, alcohol. 9/5/7/4/14=3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy deeper amber with a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of citrusy, earthy and piney hops, some caramel and toasted malt. Flavor of the same piney, earthy and citrusy hops. Pretty dry but some toasted and caramel malt character to provide some balance. Well done.

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