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

Not Rated.
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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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

AngryPenguinBrewCo, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

fearfactory, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

TedTopfer, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

SimonPuggle, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

GriswoldR3, Jul 17, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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.

SonictheBeerhog, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Jul 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Mebuzzard, Jul 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Wortman1998, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

mitch3114, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

osant37, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

lupercmda, Jun 30, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 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.

Ozzylizard, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

ejane, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

bellb, Jun 28, 2014
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.