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Freshchester Pale Ale - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 02-12-2006)
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

tallama, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an orange tinged lighter golden with a thin white head atop.Aromas of apricots and mild citric hops,more fruity than bitter,a sweet biscuit malt base is there as well.Again more fruitiness imparted from the hops than bitterness,apricots again show thru as as a light herbal/grassiness,a firm biscuit maltiness lingers in the finish.A solid APA and I like the fruitiness from the hops.

oberon, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of genovm
4/5  rDev +4.2%

genovm, Nov 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

C-Dog, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jrnyc, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Kendo
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass on Thanksgiving Day 2012 - pairing it with appetizers (cheese & crackers, shrimp cocktail). Body is clear orangey amber with a half-finger off-white head and decent splotches of lace.

S: Nose is somewhat muted - I was expecting more hoppiness, to be honest, and was surprised by the toasty malt and caramel malt sweetness. Hops are there, however - a bit of citrus - grapefruit and lemon.

T: Nicely balanced APA with a caramel malt and toasted bread foundation and a lightly citrusy (think grapefruit) hoppiness. Finish is clean with a touch of grainy cracker, bitter lemon and grapefruit pith. Unlike an IPA, however, this is balanced and not a hop assault - though there is a solid lingering bitterness that at times seems piney in addition to the citrus bitterness. . . .

M: Call it medium in heft. Carbonation is appropriate - cleaning the palate and providing a solid brightness.

O: Good stuff. On par with SNPA and the other top-notch APAs. My first pint glass from the growler is quickly empty.

Kendo, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

buffcityx, Nov 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

KornWallace, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

MAUEX_MFA, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

sliks96, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

stephengraniero, Nov 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BklynTerp, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

DanE, Nov 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

mcss, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

gshackles, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

jwgkicks, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

banger7, Nov 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

seplo, Oct 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

CrepesOfWrath, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

timwardjr, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hyoung41, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

nh2032, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JC88, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Willytee3
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle fresh from the brewery into a Captain Lawrence Tulip.

Pours and orange color with slight yellow tinge. Good cream color head which retains a thin layer on top. Average lacing for the style.

Smells of malt with touch of apricot happiness, carmel notes and juicy grapefruit.

Tastes of malt with ripe grapefruit followed by a pleasant bitter. Nice touch of tropical fruit balances with the malt. Good mouthfeel with light carbonation that fades away for a perfect sip that lets the malt and fruits mainly slight grapefruit bitterness linger on the palate.

Great Session beer.

In my opinion this compares to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but is more fruity and less dry with less of that west coast bitter hop bite. More balanced with malt and and fruit.

Willytee3, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

tim6298, Oct 08, 2012
Freshchester Pale Ale from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.