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Hops N' Roses - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

246 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 67
Gots: 55 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cosmicevan on 06-24-2012)
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ptramontozzi

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-28-2014 19:16:05 | More by ptramontozzi
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malfunxion

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-26-2014 17:33:17 | More by malfunxion
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afsdan

Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%

08-21-2014 20:15:43 | More by afsdan
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with just a touch of pink grapefruit; an inch of foam caps the beer and leaves a few spots of lace (4)

Smell: The earthy/leathery Brett aromatics mingle with fruit (grapefruit and berry, presume it is elderberry though I can't say for certain), flowers (rose hips more than hibiscus)) and, to a lesser extent, oak and vanilla (4.75)

Taste: Fruit forward, with the grapefruit and berry tones prominent; growing tartness through the middle, as the floral elements rise with the rose hips, in particular, making a statement; after the swallow, the tartness remains as do the fruit and flowers but the malt becomes more apparent, bringing a bit of toffee to join with the vanilla; oaky aftertaste (4.5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; moderately puckering (4)

Overall: A very interesting beer that has matured nicely developing a nice tartness; not the most sour beer out there but I really like the complexity (4.25)

Thanks, acurtis, for the opportunity

08-15-2014 22:47:46 | More by brentk56
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

08-11-2014 00:00:12 | More by squack
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-10-2014 12:21:24 | More by Gww1864
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +9.2%

Big thanks to cavedave for the awesome BIF beer. Bottle 5/12, tasted 30 July 2014.

Pours 99% clear pale orange, a little rusty. Half a finger of off-white head, not much lacing or retention, which is typical for a sour.

Smell is packed with brett, topped with light floral notes. Lovely, with that rich brett earthy barny funk playing so nicely with the herbs and flowers. Outstanding.

Taste is stellar. An amazing combination of sour and funk. It's got the tartness, the earth, and crispness that lightens it up. Just a touch of lemony fruit.

Feel is good. Medium-light, carbonation works just fine, even if it is a little on the low side. Good for the beer.

This is a really top-notch sour. It's got so many things going on, and they work really well together. Funk, sour, flowery stuff. Yum.

07-31-2014 03:51:07 | More by zeledonia
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Will_Rivera

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 13:09:30 | More by Will_Rivera
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scootny

New York

4.11/5  rDev +1.7%

This one wound up hiding in my beer cellar and I wish I had tried it fresh, and kept a few more for now. Poured into my cognac snifter with a lovely pinkish golden hue. Decent head and a bit of lace. A touch of haze and carbonation in view. Nose is quite lovely with a great combination of bret sourness and pale malt bread and sweetness. Nice oak wafting in. Firm vinous notes and a delicate floral component. Taste is superb with a refreshing tartness that encourages quaffing. Solid oak underpinnings. Light malt core allows the funk and sourness to take center stage. Hibiscus and rose play lightly even at this age. Finish is dry and crisp, almost like a dry hard cider. Some bread crusts linger with faint hops and a touch of medicinal minerals. Feel is well carbonated and light with just enough girth to keep it from water. Just wonderful and delicious.

07-13-2014 06:08:20 | More by scootny
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-12-2014 02:55:19 | More by jtladner
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2014 19:31:20 | More by bobv
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Devman171

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-09-2014 18:13:18 | More by Devman171
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witz007


4/5  rDev -1%

07-05-2014 21:56:36 | More by witz007
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seanchai

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-24-2014 19:49:48 | More by seanchai
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-23-2014 14:21:44 | More by mrebeka
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

06-23-2014 12:44:45 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-23-2014 11:38:03 | More by tectactoe
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-16-2014 21:53:38 | More by mctizzz
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

06-09-2014 16:44:09 | More by MarkyMOD
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RuckusDu

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

06-08-2014 18:21:12 | More by RuckusDu
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Ralphs66

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-24-2014 18:30:49 | More by Ralphs66
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-23-2014 23:24:17 | More by dfhhead25
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-20-2014 01:18:44 | More by mltobin
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-16-2014 03:30:02 | More by funkyaudio
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-14-2014 13:23:56 | More by BMart
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Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.