IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by LarryK:
2.19/5 rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Grabbed a bottle of this just-released brew last Friday -- I've been eagerly awaiting it ever since Captain Lawrence announced they were finally doing a regular IPA months ago -- and I hate to say it, but I really disliked it.
12-oz bottle bought at Beer Table Pantry poured into my Stone IPA specialty glass. I really really wanted this to be good, and it's just not.
Appearance: Orange-hued; standard IPA coloring.
Smell: Got a burst of wonderful, citrusy hop aroma upon uncapping but it faded almost instantly.
Taste: Doesn't really taste like any IPA I've ever had. I don't know if I somehow got a bad bottle or if something went wrong with this initial batch, but the flavor is so muted I can't even detect what the hop profile is. Maybe a hint of Simcoe and/or Centennial, but if so this is doing those hops a disservice. Finish is dry but also mostly lacking in any assertive hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: A bit coarse, if anything.
Overall: Disappointing though willing to give another shot; ideally on tap. I've been hoping that a local brewer would release an IPA rivaling Flower Power just so New York can finally say we have more than one world-class IPA, but this definitely ain't it.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2013 19:03:03 | More by LarryK
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