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Hops N' Roses - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 69
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: cosmicevan on 06-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 257 | Reviews: 60
Photo of grover37
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from tasting notes. A real strong rose hip aroma, almost tomato, a touch sour and wet horse blanket but the rose hips dominate. Pours rose with a slight haze under a slight whisp of a white foam cap. A whole array of flavors attack the palate starting fruity herby, spicy and sour but the sour is not too in your face. The hops come in after the middle and provide a nice balance. The finish dries out. Medium body, medium high carbonation.

Photo of dwoolley1
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of TubaDan
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DuffMan23
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of -NESTO-
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of thatisgrossman
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of tpacek
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of facesnorth
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Kimbo1318
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ptramontozzi
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of afsdan
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%

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

Photo of squack
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of zeledonia
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Will_Rivera
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of scootny
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bobv
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Devman171
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of witz007
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.