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IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 01-27-2013)
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Reviews by EdwardK77:
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EdwardK77

New York

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%

A- Slightly cloudy with limited head, limited lacing left behind.

S- Not overly powerful but I've never been happy with my olafactory prowess.

T- Good citrus present with some puckering bitterness. (Not over the top bitterness but average amount)

M- Slightly light in the mouthfeel department but a little stickiness at the end of the sip.

O- I've always enjoyed Captain Lawrence's offerings, especially on tap. This bottled version is an easy drinking ale that you could enjoy straight through a barbecue.

04-06-2014 22:32:22 | More by EdwardK77
More User Reviews:
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MadScientist

New York

4.69/5  rDev +24.4%

A: A light copper with slight orange hue and great clarity. A persistent, rocky off-white head producing a good a head stand when poured.

S: A heady, strong hops aroma with a lot of citrus and pineapple some tropical fruit character as well like mango. Three is a moderate herbacous smell from the dry hopping. There is a light malt sweetness with a touch of caramel malt and some biscuit. A light alcohol sweetness.

T: A very strong citrus hops flavor with a strong hops bitterness. The hops are again lots of citrus and pineapple with some tropical notes. The balance is fairly bitter but the malt brings some sweetness and a little caramel and provides a good support for the hops. The finish is off-dry. There is a a light bit of ale esters but fairly clean like a chico yeast.

M: A medium bodied beer with a moderately-light creaminess and moderately-strong carbonation.

O: An outstanding hop bomb with excellent balance for those seeking a bitter beer. When I'm looking for an American this is exactly what I want but can so rarely find, a fresh, citrusy beer with a firm bitterness balanced with enough malt to support a ton of hops all will have a huge hop nose. This beer makes is going on my short list of great IPAs.

04-26-2013 23:28:24 | More by MadScientist
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-17-2014 00:48:47 | More by Tiernan
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-10-2014 00:08:18 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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JonBrand

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-14-2013 04:37:22 | More by JonBrand
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mverity

Florida

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%

Bottle share at Proof. Pale gold with some white head and a good collar. Faint aroma of lemon, a touch of malty sweetness too. Light malt and some clean/spicy hop presence. Medium body and carbonation. Enjoyable but nothing I'd give another shot; sad because some Captain Lawrence brews are among my favorite.

12-19-2013 05:22:02 | More by mverity
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Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

Freshie growler filled at the mother ship yesterday.

Pours glowing lighter amber with an orange hue, lightly hazed, under a super fine bubble eggshell head, stays then going to a tiny bubble film , slim collar, nice dense sheeting and strands of lacing.

Nose is mostly resiny hops with some grapefruit in the rear.

Dense hop blast, with again resins, then again grapefruit and tropical fruit hints.

Well hopped, densely flavorful and highly enjoyable addition to the CL line. Kinda amazing that Scott and the crew have not put am IPA into the rotation over the past 6 years when the rest of the craft world has bee fixated on the style.

The talk around the brewery was that this batch was a bit over dry hopped, so look for the next try to be less resiny and more fruity/grapefruitcentric…real nice IPA which likely will only get better….

01-27-2013 01:03:43 | More by Billolick
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-08-2013 00:53:41 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-02-2014 02:09:07 | More by ccurrid
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured into DFH spiegelau IPA glass; clear golden orange with a fluffy white head that doesn't seem to fade at all, and leaves chunky lacing when it finally breaks.
Smells of pine, herbal, and slight bitter citrus rind, overtop of crackery malt.
Tastes of bitter grapefruit rind, pine, and bitterness, overtop of nutty, crackery malt.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin.
Overall, a nice IPA, well-balanced albeit a bit simple.

10-13-2013 05:33:00 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-21-2013 23:04:32 | More by williamjbauer
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-14-2013 23:15:05 | More by Beer21
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-03-2013 21:12:04 | More by acurtis
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TheLevi4000

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-04-2013 03:28:45 | More by TheLevi4000
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-04-2013 20:51:22 | More by dcbeers
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-30-2013 02:20:58 | More by ManMoosePig
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-09-2014 20:10:50 | More by Griffith
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twizzard

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-12-2014 22:16:16 | More by twizzard
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-07-2014 20:37:08 | More by tdm168
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%

12oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a frothy, foamy 2 finger white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is thick and layered with decent stick. Nice looking beer.

Nose is sweet citrus, grapefruit, and mango with just a hint of cane sugar and hop bitterness in the back. Not the most aromatic.

Opens sappy. Notes of citrus, ethanol, and corn adjunct. Some sap and pine resin hop bitterness towards the middle. End is more piney hop bitterness with a slightly sweet citrus aftertaste. Decent.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Bubbly and biting in the mouth and goes down spritzy and quenching. Messy finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Solid.

A decent beer but all things considered, this is very middle-of-the-road. You can do better in this loaded beer style.

04-02-2013 01:45:30 | More by SpeedwayJim
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StevenH

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-17-2014 07:06:23 | More by StevenH
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chrishiker1409

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-15-2013 03:05:35 | More by chrishiker1409
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trubeernick

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 04:27:31 | More by trubeernick
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Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-24-2013 20:55:16 | More by Bieniek30
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beerman999999

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

02-28-2013 14:53:10 | More by beerman999999
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IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.