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IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 268
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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LarryK

Texas

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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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

03-02-2013 04:04:22 | More by Noelito76
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dbattey

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

02-24-2014 20:48:21 | More by dbattey
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-09-2014 02:14:10 | More by krl2112
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smutty33

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-19-2013 15:17:27 | More by smutty33
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-08-2014 20:00:11 | More by michaelfcasey
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mitch3114

New York

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-13-2014 17:35:53 | More by mitch3114
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mikefour77

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

09-03-2013 18:58:08 | More by mikefour77
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Holland

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-06-2014 03:39:45 | More by Holland
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.6%

11-08-2013 03:30:42 | More by KevinDanger23
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-30-2013 15:58:49 | More by TheRuss9585
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morningthief

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

10-04-2013 00:09:50 | More by morningthief
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Will_Rivera

New York

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-22-2014 13:09:09 | More by Will_Rivera
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dougfur

New York

3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 02:03:56 | More by dougfur
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RyFikes

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-13-2014 18:48:21 | More by RyFikes
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-15-2014 14:07:27 | More by Gregaroo
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-30-2013 22:21:22 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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Butch_DeadLift

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2014 21:14:52 | More by Butch_DeadLift
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Mikexw

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-08-2014 12:46:38 | More by Mikexw
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GreenHa

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-13-2014 18:57:41 | More by GreenHa
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Trapipa

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-14-2014 04:06:07 | More by Trapipa
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hit728

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-23-2013 04:53:31 | More by hit728
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-09-2013 07:27:44 | More by hopsolutely
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JRosolen

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-18-2014 14:59:33 | More by JRosolen
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-28-2013 00:12:18 | More by wyatt13
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IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.