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Capsized | Capital Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Capital Brewery
Wisconsin, United States
capitalbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ri0 on 05-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
27.54%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by barnzy78:
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3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - creamy ivory head tops a hazed rusty colored ale. The head holds good retention leaving some lacing on its way down
S - fruity aroma with bready malt and piny hops
T - bready malt with pungent bitter pine dominate the palate; caramel, spicy hops, and fruity esters are more in the background
M - very resiny mouth-feel, medium bodied and drying as the piny hops linger beyond the finish. Alcohol is nonexistent, especially when it's 9.2%! I actually had to double check to make sure it was 9.2% because it is so well concealed.
O - seems a bit muddled, but I do like the piny hops and the bready malt flavors in my IPA's so that's a plus for me. Not so sure I'd get it again, but I seem to have enjoyed it more than most.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of tyleeis
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jsh420
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of mobrockman
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of scaliasux
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of bismarksays
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NodakEric
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of tbone64
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of BWHD
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Ri0
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of d5001986
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Troville1990
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of brandoman63
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of slavall
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Strix
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajzy
3/5  rDev -13%

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Capsized from Capital Brewery
3.45 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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