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Hops N' Roses - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 68
Gots: 56 | FT: 9
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

chaint, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared thanks to Andrew MacWilliams, a huge rate beer contributor.

Pours a nice rosy red with gold mixed in. Not much head, but a nice fizzy ring remains.

Th smell is very complex with the flower additives, really reminds me of walking into a greenhouse in many ways. Some honey and a touch of funkiness, a nice amount of slight fruitiness in a berry variety. Nce oak too.

The flavor also explodes with the flavors of flowers, honey, strawberry, straw, and slight funk and yeast. Oak in there as well as an overtone to all th other flavors, it is very tasty but I can't imagine drinking a whole lot of this beer.

The feel is good, almost feels like an artisan soda in th way it drinks with good carbonation and a slick, easy to drink body. Overall a very nice beer.

Dreadnaught33, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

nmann08, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

SFC21, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -1%

aasher, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of nzerbe
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

nzerbe, Mar 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

dumbocastillo, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

claaark13, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Bizoneill, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 5/12.

Appearance - Amber body with a nice white head. Nice consistent foam on the surface. Lasts forever.

Smell - Wow that's unique. Extremely floral. Definitely hoppy. Fruity acidity to it as well. Complex and nice.

Taste - Far less interesting. Hoppy up front. Not really that sour. Sweet malts are prevalent and stronger than the sourness. Floral flavors are strong and a little odd. No bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Surprisingly heavy. Medium low carbonation. Needs to be drier.

Overall - The smell is really fascinating and the taste just isn't. Captain Lawrence continues to be mediocre for me. It is a clean tasting sour though.

Alieniloquium, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jbuddle, Feb 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

robbrandes, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

graymoment, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Chase_Myhran
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

The body of the Captain Lawrence Hops n' Roses is ruby/orange with a thin white head that gives way to a less impressive outer ring. Beautiful yet short lived lacing as one swirls the glass. A cloudy and bright sense of beading lends to a lively looking glass of american sour ale. The aroma gives a sweet grapefruit type sensation to the nostrils with only a slightly boozy finish with sour notes ta boot. A healthy mix of smooth citrus flavors meets the front of your palet. The middle doesn't set off any fireworks but does set up nicely for the grand finale. This masterpiece finishes like a prized stallion at the Kentucky Derby with fruity flavors that lead to a dry finish much like that of a fine champagne. This particular brew by Captain Lawrence is sure to please, even at such a steep price.
Enjoy, my friends!

Chase_Myhran, Feb 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Markito, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

benjaminahudson, Jan 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

redliner8, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

eyemustard, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Callmecoon, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

vonnegut21, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 12.25.12

A - Pours a tangerine-red with a quarter inch off-white head that fades slowly.

S - Roses, herbal, hoppy.

T - Subtle hops, then rose, hibiscus, and herbal-earthy, and finishes with more hops.

D - Low carbonation and a medium body.

O - Light and shocking refreshing. All the ingredients make an apperance.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

PuFtonLyfe, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

BeerThursdays, Jan 07, 2013
Hops N' Roses from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.