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

Captain's Reserve Imperial IPACaptain's Reserve Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

919 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 919
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%


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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Reviews by ffejherb:
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Drafting Room on New Year's Day 2012. Served in a tulip FREE of charge!

A - Slightly hazy golden tangerine-tinged liquid with a frothy white head that retained well and decorated the tulip with plenty of thick lacing.

S - Fruity, citrusy hops paired with sweet malt. Aroma isn't quite as bold as I remember it.

T - Fresh tropical fruit akin to pineapple, mango and grapefruit takes center stage, giving the flavor of this DIPA a boldly hoppy yet sweet character. Sweet caramel and bready malt keeps the flavor balanced throughout while not compromising the bitterness. Finishes with a citrusy tang. Delicious.

M - Medium bodied with a slightly oily texture and moderate carbonation, giving the mouthfeel a hint of bristle while remaining slick on the palate. Finishes bittersweet.

D - This is definitely much better on tap, as the tropical fruit character really shines due to the freshness of the keg. Captain's Reserve is easily one of the finest East Coast DIPAs I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 16:56:08 | More by ffejherb
More User Reviews:
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle (bottled on date of 12/31/13) into a 17oz Harpoon embossed globe

A- Pours a very hazy, yellow/gold with no more than a single fingers worth of a soapy, white head. (3.75)

S- Very bright aroma. Orange and grapefruit citrus strike the nose immediately followed by some tropical fruit (melon, mango, pineapple) along with a subtle note of pine. A perfect aroma for my senses...simply awesome! (5.0)

T- Although not overly complex, the flavor profile is quite aggressive. Resiny hop bitterness attacks the palate first, followed by a hint of sweet tropical fruits. This is followed by a lingering, sugary grapefruit that fades into a prickly/piney-ness to dry things out quite convincingly. Despite the rather hefty 9.0% ABV, the alcohol is completely masked. (4.75)

M- This DIPA possesses a rather light mouthfeel. I can only imagine that the crystal malt bill is minimal (if at all) along with some dextrose. Carbonation is on the higher side (2.55-2.60vols) and helps to keep things clean and dry. (4.75)

O- Despite this bottle being over 90 days (rule of thumb is 90-110 days for hoppy beers), I am absolutely impressed by how well the hop aroma/flavor has sustained itself. For the price (~$4.00/bottle), I challenge you to find a better DIPA for the value. (5.0)

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:09:40 | More by threeviews
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-16-2014 12:09:20 | More by mythaeus
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2014 10:35:42 | More by Sspeer1
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xos

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-08-2014 00:55:28 | More by xos
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Re-rate

Pour is a lightly hazed golden yellow with lots of white head and some large bubbles. Nose is heavy bready malt and caramel. Hints of hop but very faint. Either completely old extra or just a rough nose. Taste is much of the same, provides a bit more resin and pine hop. Still not hop forward. Not very good.

review 2/10/10
A-very light translucent golden yellow in color, not the best looking imperial ipa. the head is a creamy slightly off white color that has decent retention and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S-the nose is stronger on the malt side and brings a mix of caramel malt and a touch of brown sugar with some piney hops.

T/M-this has a good body and brings a little more hops than the nose did. it is syrupy and extremely smooth coating the mouth as it goes down. the big malt flavors are there bringing lots of caramel malt accompanied by some citrus and piney hops. the hop oils are present as it goes down and the finish brings a touch of hoppy bitterness.

D-this is more like a light american barley wine. it hides the alcohol extemely well and goes down smooth; but it is way to balanced for my taste as an imperial ipa and really leans on a stronger malt taste than its hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 21:17:26 | More by cpetrone84
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tylergoov

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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New York

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Illinois

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.