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Seeking Alpha - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

245 Ratings
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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Sammy, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

acurtis, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that die down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of tropical fruit hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy and has flavors of lemons and oranges along with notes of mangos. The hops contribute a moderate to high amount of bitterness and this lingers through the finish. Only slight traces of alcohol are perceptible. As the beer begins to warm up, bits of caramel and sweetness become apparent from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has pretty good drinkability for something that is branded as a "Triple IPA" as it tastes strong but does a very good job at masking nearly all of the alcohol from the taste.

metter98, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Slatetank
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Oliver's in NY, poured chilled in a tulip. Share with tenderbranson69.

The color is a golden lightly hazed amber with thin white head and fine bead. The clarity and retention are good with lace streaks left on the glass. The aroma has some strong tropical hop notes yet there is a lot of floral odors and moderate alcohol esters with yeast adding fruitiness to the nose. The feel is very good with moderately light body for the strength and high bitterness that gradual increases in the finish. There is subtle sweetness and light astringency with mild alcohol warmth with medium high carbonation and semi-dry warming finish.

The taste has very faint malt up front mixed with tangy tropical and mildly grapefruit flavors form the hops with mango and light citrus zest with some malt sweetness in the middle and malt foundation carries through with alcohol noticeable in the taste and slightly spicy aspect in the finish which has more bitterness as the ale warms with yeast adding slight fruity taste and alcohol warmth in the finish. Outstanding strong IPA in the sense it is pretty tasty hop wise and the alcohol is gradual and not that prominent in the taste for the 11% abv.

Slatetank, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

oline73, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

On tap at Brickwall Tavern, Asbury Park, NJ

Bright orange color, but opaque with haze, and a small white head that faded to a thin ring, leaving trace amounts of lacing on the glass. Aroma was primarily fruity, somewhat hoppy, but mostly fruity. In the taste, again, lots of juicy fruit, citrus, tropical, stone, with a sugary sweetness overwhelming any hop bitterness; solid bready malt base, with a touch of fusel booze. I have to believe that the tap line was contaminated on this one...it almost tasted like a full-blown fruit beer as opposed to an IPA. So I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt with a relatively conservative rating. Mouthfeel was slick, body medium, carbonation average. Decent overall, but I kind of want to try it again, just to see if it was indeed contaminated.

Rifugium, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

DrunkinYogi, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

oriolesfan4, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +1.8%

drewone, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.38/5  rDev -14%
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
Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle w/o freshness info purchased at the brewery a few days ago.

Pours hazed, dull near golden amber. Off white frothy and long lasting head. Leaves a thicker film, thick collar and more then ample high and fine sheeting and scattered lacing.

Nose is brightly of grapefruit.

On the palate its more and more grapefruit, biting lime, soaked in gin alcohol notes. Big and brash, fresh and flavorful. Hop lovers, extreme/big beer lovers rejoice. World class DIPA

Well done Captain!

Billolick, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Georgiabeer, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Shane. Thanks bro!

The beer is bright orange with a mild haze and a half inch of head. The aroma brings notes of grass, tart citrus, sweet oranges. Sweet and hoppy, though not cloying. Lemons and oranges with perhaps a touch of apricot. Minimal bitterness and only faint alcohol heat. I rather enjoyed this and would certainly have it again.

Huhzubendah, Apr 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

BARFLYB, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Latarnik, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

PEIhop, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

johnnnniee, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

tobelerone, Oct 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Griffith, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Axnjxn, Apr 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

IPAchris, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

KevinGordon, Apr 30, 2014
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Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.