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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

1,040 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,040
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 178
Gots: 107 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SkiBum22, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Dulcea, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Dbot, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

ksimons, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

wafers, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dope, Aug 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Justkawz, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dgeebs07, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

timmy2b, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Greekwarlock, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ADubin, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

taospowder, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

zekeman17, Aug 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

JBreezyyNY, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

soulcougher, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

GinDC, Aug 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

dajerzy52, Aug 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

scotorum, Jul 31, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +5.5%

cultclassic89, Jul 29, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Brock_hophead, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Comparison_Ford, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Herky21, Jul 27, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76%

giorgia, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

leaversuch, Jul 26, 2014
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.