IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 9
Gots: 59 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Billolick on 01-27-2013)
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Photo of LarryK
2.19/5  rDev -41.9%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.96/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt-straw color, clear and decent head. Smell is malt and yeast, almost no hop character. Taste is about the same, though there is just a hint of bittering hops. Overall, this is a very mediocre beer and I would not pay money for it again. This is beer brewed for folks who don't really care...

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IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.