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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

1,045 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,045
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 179
Gots: 109 | 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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Photo of Brock_hophead
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
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

BodyPolitic, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Glevitan, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Ultra-Plinian, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Will_Rivera, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KVNBGRY, Jul 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

boondogglefob, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Jst_47, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
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
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
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%

Hrdqore, Jul 07, 2014
Captain's Reserve Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,045 ratings.