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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

1,015 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,015
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 175
Gots: 97 | 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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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-21-2014 17:28:32 | More by SkiBum22
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Dulcea

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

08-17-2014 10:39:28 | More by Dulcea
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Dbot

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-16-2014 22:21:00 | More by Dbot
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ksimons

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Super hoppy but super drinkable. Heavy pine flavor. Medium body. Crisp carbonation.
Might be my new favorite IPA.

08-15-2014 20:56:43 | More by ksimons
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wafers

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2014 23:10:16 | More by wafers
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottled 06/19/2014

A: A clear gold pour with a nice tall and frothy white head. Great head retention as it refuses to die out. Heavy, thick and continuous lacing everywhere.

S: Nice sharp, pungent grapefruit. Citrus rind. Maybe very lightly spicy? Smells dry with maybe some crackery malt?

T: More of that pungent grapefruit and bitter orange peel up front. Bold and sharp and extends through he middle. Sliver of malt, despite the ABV. Crackery, like saltines. Quite a bit of spicy black pepper in the finish. Very dry and quite bitter. Long lingering drying black pepper and hints of grapefruit.

M: Medium bodied, very dry and crisp. Would not suspect 9% ABV at all.

O: Nice DIPA. Loaded with big citrus (primarily grapefruit) flavors and aroma. Quite a bit of spiciness in the flavor too, reminiscent of a typical saison's black pepper in the aftertaste. Sharp flavors and big bitterness/dryness does harm the drinkability quite a bit. I don't mind though, I like the strength of flavors.

08-14-2014 02:03:18 | More by Dope
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Justkawz

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.5%

08-10-2014 22:46:05 | More by Justkawz
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dgeebs07

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-10-2014 19:19:32 | More by dgeebs07
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timmy2b

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-10-2014 12:42:28 | More by timmy2b
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Greekwarlock

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-09-2014 16:06:00 | More by Greekwarlock
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ADubin


5/5  rDev +20.5%

08-08-2014 00:12:54 | More by ADubin
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taospowder

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-07-2014 23:45:43 | More by taospowder
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-07-2014 15:37:01 | More by thereal_adam
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-06-2014 16:23:20 | More by zekeman17
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JBreezyyNY

New York

5/5  rDev +20.5%

08-05-2014 20:22:19 | More by JBreezyyNY
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-04-2014 22:17:51 | More by soulcougher
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GinDC

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-03-2014 22:53:39 | More by GinDC
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dajerzy52

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

08-03-2014 14:27:36 | More by dajerzy52
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev 0%

Bottled 12/31/13. Just purchased a week ago in Connecticut. Should have known better, but we don't get Captain Lawrence brews in Mass. and I did not want to pass up the opportunity to try some.

a: Nearly clear dark gold with an inch tall white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s Mild citrus

t: Citrus up front with moderate hop bite over a medium sweet biscuit malt base.
High ABV is beautifully concealed. Minimal lingering bitterness.

m: Medium, very smooth, lots of carbonation tingle.

o: May not be what it was originally but this is stil a flavorful, refreshing and enjoyable IIPA.

07-31-2014 04:54:01 | More by scotorum
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%

07-29-2014 15:10:02 | More by cultclassic89
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Brock_hophead

Vermont

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%

Smell is amazing right off the bat. Very citrusy with some pretty alright dankness. It it well-balanced for an imperial which is refreshing. With the ABV being at 9% you would think it would have more of a malty characteristic to mask the alcohol, but this does not. You do get a nice lingering hop presence after each sip but its not overwhelming. A pretty excellently well-rounded beer!

07-29-2014 02:48:08 | More by Brock_hophead
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-29-2014 00:22:11 | More by Comparison_Ford
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Herky21

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2014 21:56:26 | More by Herky21
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giorgia

New York

1/5  rDev -75.9%

07-27-2014 20:52:17 | More by giorgia
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leaversuch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-26-2014 22:07:03 | More by leaversuch
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Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,015 ratings.