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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a salute to the ingenuity and creativity of the American craft brewers. A uniquely American style of beer, the Double or Imperial IPA, has become the calling card of many craft brewers who aren’t afraid to push the limits of what hops can add to a beer. This beer is big and hoppy - not for the faint of heart! Be prepared to experience sensory overload as you savor this Imperial IPA. Sensory Profile: Hops, and lots of them. The aroma is bursting with the classic citrus and pine aroma of American-grown hops. The flavor is dominated by a hoppy bitterness, with just enough malt to make you want to take another sip. Food Pairing: This beer needs an assertive food to stand up to it. Match Captain’s Reserve with aged cheeses such as Stilton, cured and grilled meats.

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3.7
BLADT (700) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle pour. Murky orange. Restrained, white head. Aroma is clearly that of a strong IPA, but with an unexpected warmth contributed by the pale malts. Very grassy flavor with dandelion and a floral spiciness. Some orange esters and caramel sweetness round out the taste. Concise and well executed. Dry finish. High-ish ABV does not detract.

3.6
Spab (3973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
500 ml bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a lightly cloudy golden colour with average, lasting white head. Aroma is rather resiny with some light citric notes and some bready, caramel malt. Flavour is dank and resiny with hints of citric hops and a solid bready and caramelly backbone. Plus sized body. Nice, though I’d love to try a really fresh bottle.

4.1
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle from a local shop. Aroma is orange peel, grapefruit feel, and light resin/malt. Pours slightly hazy and amber with a nice big sticky head, the kind that sticks to the glass. Taste is citrussy and sweet with apricot, grapefruit and a nice sticky malt back. This one was bottled about three months ago so I’m curious to see how amazing this would be fresh. Very enjoyable.

3.9
drsandman (1577) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a hazy pale yellow, thick stuff... White mid size head. Aroma is grapefruit, citra, piney hop, grass. Taste is super gooey fruits, dank hop resin, sweet malt but good balance. Pretty solid stuff, med mouthfeel... Juicy/gooey fruit and hops, finishes full of citrus hop. Nice

3.2
Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 11, 2014
Bue à la pression. Couleur dorée, trouble. Assez douce dans l’ensemble, on ne sent l’amère que sur la finale, plutôt sèche du coup.

3.6
Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured a hazy light orange color with a nice foamy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, bread crust, citrus zest, and pine. Taste is much the same with a stronger caramel malt backbone coming through.

2.6
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pour is a lightly hazed golden yellow with lots of white head and some large bubbles. Nose is heavy bready malt and caramel. Hints of hop but very faint. Either completely old extra or just a rough nose. Taste is much of the same, provides a bit more resin and pine hop. Still not hop forward. Not very good.

3.8
Homer321 (5143) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
bottle thanks to jtclockworkorange. pours a slight hazy yellow/orange with medium white head. smells very fruity and citrus with some tropical notes. flavor is hop forward in both bitterness and flavor. very dry and supportive without being sweet malt. very nice. not indication of alcohol at all. good boost juice

3.8
mjhall89 (36) - - MAR 26, 2014
Very good eat coast ipa with a lot of alcohol. It has a very fresh taste. Looks and smells nice too.

3.5
dojken (595) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
Ljus med mycket bra doft. Tyvärr så slår alkoholsmaken igenom så att detcsänker betyget en hel del. Smaken är söt med kolatoner med bra beska.


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