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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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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
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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
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
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

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

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

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

CTJman, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

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

DelicateDelirium, Mar 22, 2014
Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.