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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

988 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 988
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 170
Gots: 89 | 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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mugglesandhops

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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle from trade sharing with Al
A super lacy head tops off a bright golden orange body. Smells very pleasantly hoppy, almost west coasty. I wouldn't believe the 9% if it wasn't on the bottle or listed here. Very hoppy, super crisp, very good beer. I wish I could get this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 00:47:55 | More by mugglesandhops
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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.

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4.11/5  rDev -1%
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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 988 ratings.