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Seeking Alpha - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: acurtis on 11-28-2013)
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markgugs, Apr 17, 2014
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420Rick, Jul 24, 2014
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jmalex, Mar 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.76/5  rDev -29.9%

griffey123, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

MenardMa, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

William72797, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

bkwhoppa66, Jun 22, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy color, with a small amount of an orange hue. The head started white and foamy but disappeared very quickly.

The nose demonstrated the pungency of various hops, seems like the Citra always outshines the others. This one had more than your fresh young high hopped IPA.
There was the typical grapefruit citrus bouquet, but I also picked up some malt sweetness

The first sip was BIG and BOLD with a fair amount of carbonation. Very dry consistent with so many 90+ IBU beers. What I like was that there was always hops going around. Hitting all parts of my tongue displaying various attributes. The pine, the lemon, honeydew.. All coming at the same time.

The alcohol seemed to be up front, but with the aftertaste, I was left with that clean dry bitterness.

Enjoyable, hard to put an exact finger on it, different bold and good

rdilauro, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Moses_Malone, May 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

tuka, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

steve8robin, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

ubufan2112, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Wowcoolman, Apr 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

DrStiffington, Jun 28, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly cloudy, bright golden orange color with a one finger, frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with large streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Earthy hop aroma with grassy pine notes and dank, resinous oils countered by light tropical/citrus fruits and a pale malt backbone. Hints of fresh cut grass, pine needle, fresh buds and spruce tip countered by sweet grapefruit and pineapple. There's a little bit of orange and lemon peel in there as well but the fruit presence isn't overbearing. The malt backbone really comes through in the aroma but doesn't hinder the juicy hop presence giving off notes of bread, biscuit and cracker for balance. Nothing really stands out in the nose but the aroma is inviting.

On the fuller end of medium body with a blast of dry, sticky bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes, pale malt and strong alcohol flavor into a dry finish. The hop profile lacks the balance found in the aroma with almost overwhelming bitterness and oily resins. Very dry and sticky with lots of earthy soil, grass and pine needle flavor. Very subtle tropical/citrus fruit with faint hints of orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple. Still, there is plenty of sweetness provided from the overwhelmingly harsh, boozy finish. Tons of alcohol heat and ethanol flavor killing off most of the interesting hop characteristics. It doesn't really burn going down but the finish is all boozy sweetness, almost completely overshadowing everything interesting that came before it. Not a bad beer but it's severely lacking in balance. Even without the strong alcohol presence in the finish, the sweeter fruit notes are overpowered by the strong bitterness and earthy resins. A rare miss from one of my favorite breweries.

corby112, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Sammy, Jun 22, 2014
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StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.