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RATINGS: 713   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 arenít 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 Captainís Reserve with aged cheeses such as Stilton, cured and grilled meats.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2009
50cl bottle, thanks ygtbsm94. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, cat urine, Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some cat urine, caramel, Medium body, some resin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13557) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. Creamy good fully lasting head. Yellow colour. Powerfull grassy heavy bitter aroma. Heavy bitter powerfull flavor. Long nice grassy finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13323) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at The Ginger Man, NYC. It pours golden yellow with a thin foamy off-white head. The nose is pine, caramel, resin, orange, grapefruit, and floral. The taste is resin, wood, solid hop-bite, tangy orange, lemon and lime, with a long bitter finish. It is medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a slightly sticky mouth-feel. A solid IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13192) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
A golden IPA with a thin creamy white head. A pungent doughy aroma of hops and cream. In mouth, a well balanced mix of malts and hops, resinous and piny, with light grapefruits and fruity esters, nice and warming alcohol iin finale. Very good. On tap at Blind Tiger, NY, Dec. 27 2008.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cute little 16.9 ounce bottle courtesy of j12601 and LilBeerDoctor. This particular one from j. Pours a pale amber color, clear, with a large creamy, frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is leafy, bitter hops with some toffee and nutty notes. Medium bodied, smooth. Straightforward and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (13079) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Cask at GBBF. Golden with a small white head. Intense hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruit and peach. Big and sweet malty flavour with fruity hops and medium bitterness. 7-3-7-3-13

Bottle at RBESG 2010. Aroma is fruity, peach, pine and tobacco. Sweet flavour with pine hops and resinous bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(Hand bottled) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, apricot, and mango. Flavor of hops (pine), caramel malt, and some tropical fruits with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12814) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle. Blonde. Grassy oily hoparoma with melon and grapefruit. Malty sweet, oily hopflavor with melon, pineapple and grapefruit. Well made DIPA with a satisfying balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12535) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Re-rate 3/7/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy golden. Aroma of floral and fruity hops, slightly stale. Flavor has light sweetish notes and a lot of hoppy bitterness. Medium-bodied. 6/3/7/3/13=3.2

Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Dror. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of resinous and slightly stale hops and a bit of malt. Sweetish flavor with a bit of grainy hints and a bit of malt, finishes very bitter. Medium-bodied. 6/3/6/3/13=3.1

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear orange with a large, creamy and frothy off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, straw, cereal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, herbs, pine, and citrus), average yeast (dough) with notes of apple, pear, peach, and pineapple. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.


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