Captain Kool IPA | Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub

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Captain Kool IPACaptain Kool IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by deltatauhobbit on 01-30-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 25
Photo of Sabtos
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
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 DoreenAndDave
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of BMFR1811
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
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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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
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).

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Captain Kool IPA from Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
3.85 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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