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Capsized - Capital Brewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

53 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Capital Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ri0 on 05-09-2013)
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Reviews by Strix:
Photo of Strix
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a big frothy head.

Smells great, bready malty base with grapefruit, pine, and herbal hop notes.

Taste is a muddled mess for me though. Lacking complexity, one hoppy note of dank resiny pine, some grass and bread in there. No bite at the finish.

Medium carbonated mouthfeel, though ends up flat feeling, perhaps from the flavor profile.

I love me some Capital lagers, but this just missed the boat - or overturned it I guess. The hopping just didn't lend itself to any definition of flavor, it was just a wall of flat dank hops.

Strix, Jul 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

Pale brassy hue, superb looking lacing. Fresh hop resin, semi-dank and herbal, tobacco, lemon grass and grapefruit pith make for quite a hoppy nose. Pungent, agressive hopping here. Bitterness is pretty intense but not a palate destroyer. Smooth and creamy, very chewy medium body. Dank, piney, mint, tobacco, peppery alcohol, underlying breadiness, noticeable alcohol, lemon zest, papaya , rose water, long bitter semi-dry finish.

The hoppiness is almost relentless on taking over my tastebuds but there is a smidgen of balance here.

Jason, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

tyleeis, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Kunstman, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

jsh420, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of mobrockman
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

mobrockman, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
3.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance - Fairly dark amber gold. Clear. Short off white head, not persistent.

Smell - Hoppy. Mainly a nice herbal aroma.

Taste - Heavy dose of grassy hops balanced with a nice rich molasses-y medium roasted malt. Clear alcohol warmth. Not quite what I was expecting, but rich and balanced - a good tasting, weighty beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full. Smooth.

Overall - I like it. Some might not agree with the designation of style.

scaliasux, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of NodakEric
4/5  rDev +16.6%

NodakEric, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4/5  rDev +16.6%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev +16.6%

tbone64, May 26, 2014
Photo of BWHD
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

BWHD, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Hazy copper pour with a two finger foamy white head.

S - Nose is sweet honey and malt, with dank hops, grapefruit, pine, and some booziness.

T - Lots of honey and candy sugar sweet malt up front, bitter finish. Odd aftertaste, with a sharp, puckering mix of borderline sugary malt and mild alcohol burn. Some citrus flavor as well.

M - Thick and slick body with ample carbonation.

O - WTF was this? I've never had a IIPA with so much sweetness up front and lacking hop flavor. Reminds me of a hoppy barley wine.

Ri0, May 10, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

d5001986, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Kevin79, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.09/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Wait, this is a DIPA from Capital? Alright. Let's do this. It pours a midnight copper-bronze topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises pine resin, light leek, and thick caramel. The taste brings in more of the same, with a sharper resin character, a weaker caramel backbone, and a malingering bitterness that just ends up dulling my tongue, Novocaine-style. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, it's a nice enough DIPA, I suppose, but it's just a blunt thwack of bitterness and lacks the usual balance and control Capital is known for.

TMoney2591, May 30, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

brandoman63, May 18, 2013
Photo of slavall
4/5  rDev +16.6%

slavall, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3.5/5  rDev +2%

SnatchyMcPants, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of ajzy
3/5  rDev -12.5%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Csparks33
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Csparks33, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of justinrphillips
3.5/5  rDev +2%

justinrphillips, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of stogirelli
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

stogirelli, Nov 22, 2013
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Capsized from Capital Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.