1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPACaptain's Reserve Imperial IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,061 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 515
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 183
Gots: 111 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,061 | Reviews: 515 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Rmichetti
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Rmichetti, Yesterday at 05:51 PM
Photo of JimP1979
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%

JimP1979, Tuesday at 07:10 PM
Photo of GreenMind
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

GreenMind, Monday at 01:53 AM
Photo of Lehighace06
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Lehighace06, Monday at 01:05 AM
Photo of grimey68
4/5  rDev -3.8%

grimey68, Sunday at 08:40 PM
Photo of Sean_King
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sean_King, Sunday at 12:50 AM
Photo of sludgegnome
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

sludgegnome, Saturday at 04:38 AM
Photo of Oakenator
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Oakenator, Saturday at 04:13 AM
Photo of HoppyFlake
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

HoppyFlake, Saturday at 03:48 AM
Photo of Casey3236
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Casey3236, Friday at 05:37 PM
Photo of kcq101
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

kcq101, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of jjd315
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

jjd315, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of rhartogsq
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rhartogsq, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of lawbreaker
5/5  rDev +20.2%

It is the archetype of the imperial IPA. World class.

lawbreaker, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of jonathanwerle
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

jonathanwerle, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of yeahrick
4/5  rDev -3.8%

yeahrick, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of ThurmondTX
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ThurmondTX, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with a large lasting off white head with good lacing. Sweet caramel malt, earthy herbal and pine hops along with some mellow citrus notes fill the senses and taste buds. a medium to full body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Has a good caramel malt background with good earthy herbal hops and citrus notes for balance on the end, has bit of a hop kick at the end. A very good, smooth drinking and tasty brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of JetBoozer
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

JetBoozer, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Phigg1102
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Phigg1102, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of Philippe1960
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%

Philippe1960, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of dolomite128
4/5  rDev -3.8%

dolomite128, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of SebD
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, Sep 17, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.