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Seeking Alpha - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jaxon53, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

pjs234, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of phooky
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

phooky, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Mikeluzzjr, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of cosmicevan
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up locally and enjoyed from a captain lawrence tulip. brew poured a transparent yellow orange with a massive ipa head that had great staying power and coated the glass with lace in the few spots where the head dissolved. nose is a nice sweet citrus, well balanced and not in your face. taste is a bit more pine coney and the feel is very full. for a triple ipa this is extremely drinkable and not the mess that devil dancer is in my opinion. can't usually hang with the IIIPA, but this is doable. a bit on the sweet side, but what do you expect? i suspect this will not be my last encounter with this wonderful beer. definitely worth checking out.

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

steve8robin, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of PEIhop
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

PEIhop, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of timotao
4/5  rDev +1.5%

timotao, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of ksimons
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a hazy golden with about two fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-pale malts, citrus and floral hops

T-the taste is very nice. Pale malt backbone, tropical fruits, juicy grapefruit, citrus hops, and finishes with some alcohol heat

M-medium to full body, moderate carbonation, bitter aftertaste

Overall another impressive beer from Captain Lawrence. Really big flavors in this one and while the alcohol leaves a little heat it is not unwelcome.

ksimons, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: pale amber/deep gold body, not quite clear, fat head of foam that stuck around for a bit and the slipped into a nice cap and collar

S: flowers and citrus fruit and pine resin all blend together, moments of bright and moments of deep

T: rich pith of grapefruit and pine, chewy sweet caramel malt, bitter barrage across the tongue, some heat from alcohol

M: medium-to-full body, leaning toward viscous; slick and palate drenching, some tingle from alcohol, some soft, slow fuzz of carbonation

O: real nice and very strong - I noticed the alcohol while drinking it, but it had such a strong body and active hop assault that it quickly became an after-thought - big drink here folks - certainly not for the noob - I really dug it, but this sorta thing is my bag, baby (*Austin Powers voice*). Go ahead and grab a coupe if not the whole 4-pack.

Greywulfken, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

sneaks2210, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

magnusdave, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dcp27, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

SebD, Mar 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

ChrisStoneIPALover, Mar 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

virinow, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Not sure if it was via bottle or tap; sampled at the EBF. Pours a hazy yellow color.

S-A highly intense perfume of hoppiness. Chunks of grapefruit. Resinous pine and some oniony notes.

T-Pine, herbs, grapefruit and grass hops. On the second small sip I get more citrus than before. Alcohol heat. A surprisingly light, pale maltiness gets burned away quickly by the hops and alcohol. Somehow manages to taste 'bright' rather than 'heavy' in my opinion.

M-Good carbonation. Very, very bitter. You get a feel for the booze, even with such a small sample.

O/D-I find the moniker of 'Triple IPA' leads to beers that can be hit or miss. Some have been amazing and some have fallen flat. This one is really quite nice. I would look for the bottled version of this gong forward.

VelvetExtract, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ncelauro, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bmmortale, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of ironbike1
4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well honestly not much more to add then what has not already been said. On tap this thing is a hop bomb and just a treat to drink. Super easy to have a couple but be prepared for the ABV to catch you in the end, because it will after 2-3. I have had this on tap and bottled and both are delicious. Once again great Job from Captain Lawrence.


ironbike1, Mar 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

braican, Mar 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

jmalex, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

JCam9981, Mar 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Griffith, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BourbonJersey, Mar 24, 2014
Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.