Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +8.2%
Expensive bottle with no freshness date printed on.
Pours pale golden color half inch head quickly dissipates and leaves a little lacing
Smells of sweet pineapple and grapefruit
Tastes floral and citrusy with a medium amount of carbonation and bitterness with a creamy malt finish. Not a "hop bomb" as one might expect from an imperial IPA, but balanced and delicious.
07-20-2014 15:23:04 | More by AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.11/5 rDev -1%
Nothing too amazing about this brew. I can say that it is as smooth as a greased skillet. But by my non expert taste this falls short of other imperial ipas. I could do with more hop taste and less alcohol (you'll never hear me say that twice).
Overall for those that enjoy hop taste this isn't for you.
07-16-2014 04:07:35 | More by SonictheBeerhog
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
$ 4.99/16.9 oz at Wegmans in Jamestown, NY
Bottled 5/20/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint
Aroma of grapefruit
Head average (4.5 cm), white, creamy with rocks, very slowly diminishing to a partial layer 1.5 cm thick
Lacing good – nearly complete rings with small bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze (clears as the beer warms)
Flavor begins with general citrus, not the grapefruit I was expecting from the nose. The flavor doesn’t last, but the astringency hangs on a short while. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation
This is a decent IPA, not as flavorful as I would like, but not bad. The astringency is not unpleasant and is relatively short lived. The aroma and appearance are very pleasant. The price is higher than warrented by the quality.
06-29-2014 23:16:10 | More by Ozzylizard
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.