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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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3.6
SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2011
didn’t know Cappie did any beers hop forward so happy to get to try this .. . gold, decent head, great mop lacing .. . citrus, sap and squashed flower .. . i’m very badly burned .. . A nice change of pace and quite well done from a brewer that usually doesn’t to the bitters .. . you shot me! you shot me right in the arm!!

3.6
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
From the bottle. It pours yellow with a huge white head. The aroma is lemon and orange with a touch of tropical fruit. The flavor is the same with some grassy bitterness and touches of doughy grains and toffee. This tastes like it may be an old bottle. Still pretty good, but definitely muted. I wish I knew for sure.

3.6
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Long Island, NY - 16.9 oz. bottle poured a clear golden color with moderate head and excellent lacing. Aroma was of pine A hint of citrus and hops galore. Taste was initially subtle with the citrus/pine followed by a burst of hops. I generally don’t like IPAs but this one was balanced just right. There is a bitter aftertaste as expected with all IPAs but this one was not so overwhelming to make it abrasive. Another great New York offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle purchased at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, enjoyed in Portland, OR... Poured vibrant, pale golden with a frothy white head. Nose definitely reminded me of an East Coast IPA. Sweet and malty with earthy hop characters. Flavors mimicked the aroma with an extra hop bitterness and earthiness. Leafy, grassy, herbal. Pretty nice still.

3.6
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 26, 2012
From notes. Pours a golden straw color with an inch of white head that leaves great lacing all the way down. Aroma is citrusy with a bit of pine and a tiny bit of malt in the back ground. The nose overall is lacking, it’s making me question the freshness which I can’t seem to find on the bottle. Taste is better than the nose. Lots of citrus, some bitter fruit in there, pretty dry. I like. Medium light mouthfeel, lots of carbonation. Bitter hops resonate on the palate.

3.5
CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Poured a clear amber color. Aroma is citrus hops, some piney quality as well. Flavor is a bit mellow, but the hops and malt are there. Solid.

3.5
IrishBoy (4254) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Handbottle from mgumby10; Nose is flowery and piney hops, with some light caramelly undertones and a Listerine mouthwash like note; lightly hazy orange with a medium off-white head; flavor has light hop bitterness, caramel and a little pine.

3.5
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2008
Amber in color with a thin head. Low carbonation almost seems flat. Smells good with grapefruit, some citrus, and pine needles. Medium body. Taste is hoppy with a good bitterness and light fruitiness. Seemed a little off though because of the carbonation level.

3.5
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2008
Growler, thanks ogglethorp: Pours a translucent amber-orange. Aroma is buttery pine hops very strongly, and a citrus undertone. Very full flavor here, with a very strong pine bomb on the palate, and a higher than average bitter finish. Solid.

3.5
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Growler form gregc on BA. Dark orange with a nice head. Aroma is pine, malt and ripe fruit ( pear, melon?). Taste is similar with pine, caramel malt and definite honeydew and pear. Nice bitter finish. Medium carbonation almost syrupy. Pretty good dipa.


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