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

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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPACaptain's Reserve Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,038 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 178
Gots: 106 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dolomite128, Today at 01:41 AM
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapefruit, citrus, bitter pine resins, some grassiness and some light bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has citrus, grapefruit, a nice pine resin bitterness, slight grass and some bready/toasty malts on the back.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. This bottle isn't that fresh but this beer is still solid and full of pungent hops. I will definitely need to compare with a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

SebD, Yesterday at 09:10 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Bottle dated 4/29/14 just purchased at WF Bowrey... wish it was a bit fresher, but excited to try this beer. Poured into snifter.

A- Pale orange/golder with fluffy white heat that fades into almost nothing but leaves a delicate lacing on the glass
S- Wow, the smell is nice... piney and grassy hops all over the nose. Maybe a bit of citrus... mouth is watering
T- WOW... backs up the smell. Definately along the lines of a DIPA that is very hoppy, but balanced with the malts. Big sweetness, but the hops are huge! Pine to citrus peel. Like biting into the skin of a grapefruit or orange. Juicy HOP BOMB.
M- Medium

O- WOW. This beer impresses. I am a bit disappointed that I just picked it up this week and it has 4 months on it, but it still kills. I wonder what it is like super fresh?

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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,038 ratings.