Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by whoneeds8:
3.7/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Big thanks to JoeyBeerBelly for providing this in the winnings for Week 6 of the Sunday Night Football Squares LIF.
Poured into a tulip glass a burnt yellow with a thick four finger white head and great lacing all the way down the glass. Being allergy season, I can't smell a thing. The taste is different for an IIPA. It must be a different variety of hops that they have used. There isn't much of a malt sweetness to this, making it a pretty strong hop bomb. It's just an odd hop bomb. The mouthfeel is a little on the light side for the style, and the alcohol burn is very noticable. This is an interesting version of an IIPA.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2010 23:44:51 | More by whoneeds8
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2.65/5 rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
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.
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
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.