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Captain Kool IPA | Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub

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Captain Kool IPACaptain Kool IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
29 Ratings
Captain Kool IPACaptain Kool IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
Maine, United States
geaghanspub.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by deltatauhobbit on 01-30-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,934
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 6
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2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Amber with a foamy eggshell head.

Smell is piney melon and PEZ candy.

Taste is spicy pine, caramel, mint and grapefruit.

Classic, crisp yet frothy texture.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoreenAndDave
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer is a slightly murky, dark amber. Thin head with some nice lacing. Nose is a bit floral---almost a hint or rose or something. Taste is balanced malt up front with a bitter but slightly sweet finish, again with a few faint floral notes. Mouthfeel is good. It's not too heavy, not too light. Overall, a nice, well-balanced beer. Geaghan's calls this an American Indian Pale Ale. It strikes me as more of an APA. It's hoppy, but not as hop-forward as a typical IPA. In any event, this is an entirely decent beer. It doesn't compete with Maine's top IPAs and Pale Ales, but it's certainly good, and I think is among the better beers from Geaghan's.

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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at the beer garden at Funtown in Saco. Party party.

Appearance: Hazy amber with a crown of film.

Aroma: Big citrus presence in the nose. Prickly hops. Pine. Nice nose.

Flavor: Huge grapefruit boom up front. Those prickly hops come in next. Very flavorful, hoppy, juicy IPA.

Mouthfeel: Booze is noticeable but doesn't overpower flavor. Not a pounder, but a nice beer for sure.

Overall: Interesting things are afoot on the Penobscot. Very well executed hoppy IPA.

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3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale Amber with thin white head
Fresh hoppy pine aroma
Well balanced hop forward taste with citrus
Crisp medium bodied feel
Nice IPA

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3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured copper, on draft, little to no head, with a slight fruit aroma, has a clean bitterness, the chinook bitterness comes through at the end with a resiny, piney finish
A solid ipa

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Captain Kool IPA from Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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