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Seeking Alpha - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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very good

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | 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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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
Photo of ncelauro
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ncelauro, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of bmmortale
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
Photo of braican
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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

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

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

BourbonJersey, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of cavedave
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

I love Mr. Vacarro's beers, let me just say this right now. Perhaps experiencing his excellence through the years makes me expect a bit more.

Pours a beautiful clear dark straw/ white gold, with a huge white head that threatens to fly from the glass, but is so thick it just overtops it and keeps together, defying gravity. Spots and legs of oily lace slither slowly on the inner surface.

Nice aroma, minus points for weak in the late addition/dry hops, bonus points for how delectable an aroma it is.. Really floral, neutral sweet, lacking in the thicker hop notes, and definite sense of alcohol heat in there too, not really in a good way.

Well, the flavor is quite bright, but here again it is the alcohol presence, a raw heat that doesn't play well with others here, that keeps this from being the stunningly delicious beer it threatens to be with a bit of a different treatment. Nice balance of pine, floral, and bitter pith, but it ends with alcohol detracting from a finish that would be dry and clean.

Very viscous, too carb.'ed/carbonic, a finish that is good, but could be better with less resiny buildup.

I am certain there are folks who love the harsh burn this beer provides, with an alcohol and bitter hop bomb in the finish, but this hop head gotta say they needed to treat these hops better, the hops deserved better than this, Capt. is capable of better than this.

cavedave, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

djrn2, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

VonZipper, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of dipadan
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

dipadan, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

johnnnniee, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of CTJman
4/5  rDev +1.5%

CTJman, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

BushwyckCraft, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DelicateDelirium, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.5%

oriolesfan4, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of JoeBloe
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is the stuff! -scored a 4pk from Deciccos in Ardsley after hearing about it from one of my local beer store guys - pours a hazy yellow color but puts up a nice 2 finger head - great lacing from the top to bottom, rare for a beer of this abv magnitude - citrus aroma pervades along with tropical fruits and greens - fresh! - great flavor of citrus with a little pine - thick yet clean on the palate - is there such a thing as a triple IPA ?- this brew makes a noble attempt at stepping it up a notch - and succeeds! Cheers!

JoeBloe, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of sunofneurot
4/5  rDev +1.5%

sunofneurot, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of HopHead_44
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

HOPBOMB! ... Bottle says nothing but there website states 11%...Walk into my goto bevy and its siting on the counter just delivered and he made me buy it at 12.99 for a 4. Nose is very fruity and robust... Im guessing it was veryyy fresh because the hop flavor was very intense... The mouthfeel was strong of hops and a slight aftertaste of alcohol burn.. Overall a great BIG double ipa...(they call it a triple) This is going to be something hop heads from all over will want to seek out....

HopHead_44, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of mrchrisray
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mrchrisray, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
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
Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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