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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPACaptain's Reserve Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

997 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 997
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 172
Gots: 93 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 02-13-2006)
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 12/31/13. Just purchased a week ago in Connecticut. Should have known better, but we don't get Captain Lawrence brews in Mass. and I did not want to pass up the opportunity to try some.

a: Nearly clear dark gold with an inch tall white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s Mild citrus

t: Citrus up front with moderate hop bite over a medium sweet biscuit malt base.
High ABV is beautifully concealed. Minimal lingering bitterness.

m: Medium, very smooth, lots of carbonation tingle.

o: May not be what it was originally but this is stil a flavorful, refreshing and enjoyable IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 04:54:01 | More by scotorum
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-29-2014 15:10:02 | More by cultclassic89
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Brock_hophead

Vermont

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell is amazing right off the bat. Very citrusy with some pretty alright dankness. It it well-balanced for an imperial which is refreshing. With the ABV being at 9% you would think it would have more of a malty characteristic to mask the alcohol, but this does not. You do get a nice lingering hop presence after each sip but its not overwhelming. A pretty excellently well-rounded beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 02:48:08 | More by Brock_hophead
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2014 00:22:11 | More by Comparison_Ford
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Herky21

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2014 21:56:26 | More by Herky21
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giorgia

New York

1/5  rDev -75.9%

07-27-2014 20:52:17 | More by giorgia
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-26-2014 22:07:03 | More by leaversuch
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BodyPolitic

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-26-2014 01:00:33 | More by BodyPolitic
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Glevitan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-25-2014 22:45:50 | More by Glevitan
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Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2014 17:54:08 | More by Ultra-Plinian
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Will_Rivera

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-22-2014 13:06:50 | More by Will_Rivera
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-22-2014 03:50:02 | More by KVNBGRY
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boondogglefob

Montana

3/5  rDev -27.7%

07-22-2014 00:03:18 | More by boondogglefob
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-20-2014 19:54:13 | More by Howlader
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Jst_47

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-20-2014 18:11:20 | More by Jst_47
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AngryPenguinBrewCo

New York

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Expensive bottle with no freshness date printed on.

Pours pale golden color half inch head quickly dissipates and leaves a little lacing

Smells of sweet pineapple and grapefruit

Tastes floral and citrusy with a medium amount of carbonation and bitterness with a creamy malt finish. Not a "hop bomb" as one might expect from an imperial IPA, but balanced and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 15:23:04 | More by AngryPenguinBrewCo
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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-18-2014 01:01:56 | More by fearfactory
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TedTopfer

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-17-2014 23:41:10 | More by TedTopfer
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SimonPuggle

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-17-2014 20:37:40 | More by SimonPuggle
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GriswoldR3

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-17-2014 04:39:39 | More by GriswoldR3
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Nothing too amazing about this brew. I can say that it is as smooth as a greased skillet. But by my non expert taste this falls short of other imperial ipas. I could do with more hop taste and less alcohol (you'll never hear me say that twice).

Overall for those that enjoy hop taste this isn't for you.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 04:07:35 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-16-2014 03:56:25 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

07-15-2014 04:03:54 | More by Mebuzzard
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Wortman1998

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-13-2014 19:14:16 | More by Wortman1998
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mitch3114

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

07-13-2014 17:36:09 | More by mitch3114
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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.