Captain Kool IPA - Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.39/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, orange-copper coloring with a silmy, white ring of head. Good lacing as you drink. Nose of grapefruit and caramel, with a resiny, bitter hops profile. Flavors are grapefruit and green hops on the forward tongue, with a cut grass characteristic blended throughout. Pine highlights, with a bitter, dry aftertaste. Light bodied, giving a clean, dry finish. Tasty brew.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2013 01:32:23 | More by GarthDanielson
4.61/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
From a 32oz growler bought at the restaurant a couple days ago, pre-filled and sealed.
Pours a clear golden color, decent sized head on the first vigerous pour, fades very slowly with some patchy lacing, the following two pours yielded less head but still showed ample carbonation activity.
Smell has a strong citrusy pine aroma, I was quite surprised at how strong of an aroma as I wasn't expecting much from this new restaurant brewery.
Taste has a great kick of pine and citrus as demonstrated by the nose, the piney bitter aftertaste lingers for a good while, there is a malt backing that helps to balance things but this is definitely on the hoppy side, carbonation is active yet soft that lent a nice body and creaminess.
I have to say this beer blew my expectations away, I wish I had gotten this on tap when I ate dinner there this past Sunday. As I finished the 32oz growler (I know! A small growler!), it reminded me a bit of Pliney the Elder. Needless to say, if they continue to have this available I'll be sure to stop by and pick up more growlers when I'm in the Bangor area visiting family. Probably one of my favorite IPAs to come out of Maine in awhile (it certainly straddles the line of a regular IPA to DIPA though).
Serving type: growler
01-30-2013 02:19:00 | More by deltatauhobbit
Captain Kool IPA from Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.