Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tdawgydog:
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Probably the best DIPA I've had this side of the Mississippi. My 2nd fill of my Russian River growler
A- pours a nice deep golden color with a pretty generous head. Kept a really good head although it only camped out in my growler for maybe 2 hours before it was consumed.
S - nice and piney. Very fresh scent, very inviting to the nose.
T - again one of the better DIPA's I've had on the East coast. Piney and flavorful, an excellent well crafted beer.
D - hmm, I just finished a growler that I bought this afternoon, that should tell you something. Goes down smooth, I could drink this stuff all night long.
M - well bodied, good carbonation. Great beer.
I haven't enjoyed a beer this much in a long time!
Serving type: growler
10-03-2010 04:15:26 | More by tdawgydog
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
$ 4.99/16.9 oz at Wegmans in Jamestown, NY
Bottled 5/20/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint
Aroma of grapefruit
Head average (4.5 cm), white, creamy with rocks, very slowly diminishing to a partial layer 1.5 cm thick
Lacing good – nearly complete rings with small bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze (clears as the beer warms)
Flavor begins with general citrus, not the grapefruit I was expecting from the nose. The flavor doesn’t last, but the astringency hangs on a short while. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation
This is a decent IPA, not as flavorful as I would like, but not bad. The astringency is not unpleasant and is relatively short lived. The aroma and appearance are very pleasant. The price is higher than warrented by the quality.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2014 23:16:10 | More by Ozzylizard
4.46/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
APPEARANCE: Poured a star bright golden hay color. A great billowing fluffy off white head that continued to grow until I had to sip it down. Nice retention and wonderful lacing patterns.
AROMA: As I was pouring I got hit with a huge whiff of dank, marijuana like hops. When I got my nose into the glass it went past that and really started getting the tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, grapefruit and fresh squeezed orange juice. Picking up a just put out cigar note, smokey and interesting not used to this nose on a dipa.
TASTE: Huge wave of bitterness right off the bat that gets instantly balanced out by candied fruits. Some biscuity, bready malts peak in the middle and finishes with a great grassy, pine hoppy deliciousness.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and medium carbonation both appropriate for the style. The 9% ABV is hidden very nice and the dry hoppy finish literately leaves my mouth dry and thirsty for more.
OVERALL: In general I'm more of a west coast ipa fan then east due to the usual heavy malt flavor on the east coast ipa's. But this one just balances out so well, super solid and enjoyable. My first from captain Lawrence and overall I was very impressed. I would recommend this to any dipa lovers.
RATING: 4.4/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 17:32:37 | More by BeerZombies1
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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