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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

996 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 996
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 170
Gots: 92 | 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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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Provided as an extra in a trade with GuisseppeFranco. Thanks for filling in the huge want, Nick!

Clear yellow body with a light and frothy white head. Simple and beautiful.

Nose is piney and sharp with residual sweetness. Very nice.

Flavor is zesty and sharp resinous pine. Malt is there to help carry the tune, but it's all about the hop bite. Really a taste treat!

Mouthfeel is very carbonated, toothstripping and full of character.

The label says five different hop varieties. Overall, it's nicely complex and very satisfying to a lover of the humulus lupulus.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 19:48:53 | More by ghostwalker
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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 996 ratings.