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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

990 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 990
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 170
Gots: 91 | 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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tubeman

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2014 23:50:39 | More by tubeman
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-23-2014 11:47:28 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-22-2014 19:32:57 | More by NJBeer265
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 21:10:30 | More by Durandal_777
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 19:19:48 | More by cwelsh55
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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-18-2014 13:34:56 | More by allenson21
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paulish

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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drewtys

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-15-2014 00:24:36 | More by drewtys
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-13-2014 03:06:26 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-12-2014 14:09:37 | More by waddellc2
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JohnDee

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2014 05:24:52 | More by JohnDee
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-10-2014 00:26:43 | More by GuitarIPA
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-30-2014 02:27:01 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-29-2014 15:47:26 | More by Kmlund
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-29-2014 08:54:25 | More by Devi0us
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.7%

04-28-2014 03:31:54 | More by xk6m6m5x
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2014 22:07:44 | More by mvanaskie13
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-24-2014 21:51:09 | More by tkdchampxi
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KDubzMP

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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JT99125

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-23-2014 12:37:20 | More by JT99125
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-20-2014 13:58:50 | More by markgugs
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle (bottled on date of 12/31/13) into a 17oz Harpoon embossed globe

A- Pours a very hazy, yellow/gold with no more than a single fingers worth of a soapy, white head. (3.75)

S- Very bright aroma. Orange and grapefruit citrus strike the nose immediately followed by some tropical fruit (melon, mango, pineapple) along with a subtle note of pine. A perfect aroma for my senses...simply awesome! (5.0)

T- Although not overly complex, the flavor profile is quite aggressive. Resiny hop bitterness attacks the palate first, followed by a hint of sweet tropical fruits. This is followed by a lingering, sugary grapefruit that fades into a prickly/piney-ness to dry things out quite convincingly. Despite the rather hefty 9.0% ABV, the alcohol is completely masked. (4.75)

M- This DIPA possesses a rather light mouthfeel. I can only imagine that the crystal malt bill is minimal (if at all) along with some dextrose. Carbonation is on the higher side (2.55-2.60vols) and helps to keep things clean and dry. (4.75)

O- Despite this bottle being over 90 days (rule of thumb is 90-110 days for hoppy beers), I am absolutely impressed by how well the hop aroma/flavor has sustained itself. For the price (~$4.00/bottle), I challenge you to find a better DIPA for the value. (5.0)

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:09:40 | More by threeviews
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-16-2014 12:09:20 | More by mythaeus
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2014 10:35:42 | More by Sspeer1
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 990 ratings.