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RATINGS: 496   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours with a thick, stiff head. Scent is hops and citrus. Taste has a light backbone, not a lot of dark malts but it is very heavy on the hops. Plenty of bitter hops, citrus and a bit of pine and peppermint. Still easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Poured from a Bomber into a tulip glass. Aroma- Has a hop smell with some malt tossed in. Appearance- A copper colored brew with a medium to large white head. Taste- A Double IPA with a healthy dose of grapefruit flavor. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Overall- I did not care for this beer. I was surprised I normally am I fan of SA beers. I was not a fan of the heavy grapefruit flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattrall (27) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - MAR 18, 2015
Aroma lovely. Fresh floral citrusy. Murky appearance. Excellent bitter hoppy full boddied. Rich. Maybe a little over the top hoppy. Long finish. Lingers in the mouth for a long time - even after you drink other beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (93) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle fizzed over when opened. Poured with lots of thick head that dissipated, leaving a thick white layer on top. Cloudy caramel color. Aroma of sweet malt and a little bitterness, almost sour. Consistency is a little thick, starts with the malt sweetness, layers of roasted malt and a bitter finish. Interesting, could be better with a more pleasant aroma.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
I would point out that the Yorkshireman James Cook, beloved of New Zealand and toast of Georgian Britain, died on his third voyage, murdered by enthusiastic locals in Hawaii, poor bastard. This is toward the end of an evening and I have enjoyed a few remarkable ales tonight, yet I still want hops, similar to Cook’s unquenchable thirst for the unknown. This was golden amber in the glass with an enduring white head like a sorbet in a glass on its own. The aroma is complex: fruity initially with tropical aromas of mango, orange peel, guava and ripe melon atop floral hibiscus, limes and perfumy jasmine. The aroma is tops with me. Perfect. The flavour is mouthfilling and genuinely bitter: gooseberry, astringent kiwifruit, lemon mint and savoury chlorophyll. There is an appreciable bitterness that prolongs the experience and rewards the intrepid. Let’s not forget that Cook was a Yorkshireman and appreciated endurance. He’d be happy with this. Aye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of toasty notes, light citrus, light floral notes. Tastes of citrus, toasty notes, floral notes, malt. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (405) - - OCT 10, 2014
Copper, clear, tight-knit lace. Medium-full body, intense and complex flavor, smooth mouthfeel, long on palate. Moderately bitter, phenolic character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Not a standout as far as dbl ipas go (one of my higher rated styles) but definitely a nice hoppy, tasty brew. Pine and pineapple on the nose and palate, with a healthy dose of malt, a little spice. Very balanced. The hop profile wasn’t quite what I thought it would be, but it pretty nice nonetheless. Avg for the style, but that says a lot imo. I’ve been spoiled with big IPAs."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1842) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear orange brown pour with a good foamy off-white head that reduces to a lasting foam ring and splaces of lace. Strong blend of malts and hops with some unusual flavors. Earthy spices. Woody hops. Lychee nuts. Silly putty. Elephant ear mushrooms. Linoleum. Daisies. Orange Gatorade steaped with wood chips. A little off-putting but not the same old same old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; a transparent pale copperish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of bitter hops and semi-sweet malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Could be lighter and dryer with a more fruity hop profile, but decent nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (261) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pale amber color with thick white lacing head. Aroma of caramel malt and hops. Earthy is a good description for the overall flavor. Strong, but pleasant alcoholic finish. Pretty good.

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