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Quick Take: Capital Capsized Double IPA

posted Mar 23, 2013, 9:39 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 23, 2013, 9:49 AM by Heritage Liquor ]
The blog is back! After sorting out some technical difficulties with our website and getting it upgraded to allow us to expand we can begin blogging again.

We were able to get our hands on a bottle of Captial Brewery's new Double IPA. It's surprising and cool to see this brewery that is legendary for making lagers branching out into the IPA category. Here goes.

When poured into a tulip glass, I get a full finger of off white head that has good staying power. The color is dark golden with really bright clarity. The smell is cherry esters with a slight pine hop character with a bit of caramelized sugar in there too. The flavor is bitter resin up front fading to fruity esters and a slight alcohol heat. The mouthfeel is full but dry and is on the high side of carbonation level. No issues here.

Overall this comes across as a solid English style Double IPA. There is a good amount of bitterness and flavors from the yeast with a healthy dose of mid roast malt to achieve balance. This is not an American citrusy hop bomb.