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IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

327 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 6
Gots: 47 | 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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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.

LarryK, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of BigJohnShow
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

BigJohnShow, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Noelito76
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Noelito76, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of AGust82
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

AGust82, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of PPSchwa
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

PPSchwa, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of rjcohen
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

rjcohen, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of dbattey
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

dbattey, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of cfadams17
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%

cfadams17, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of JBreezyyNY
3/5  rDev -20.4%

JBreezyyNY, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Droopy487
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Droopy487, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -20.4%

krl2112, May 09, 2014
Photo of smutty33
3/5  rDev -20.4%

smutty33, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

michaelfcasey, Mar 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

mitch3114, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of mikefour77
3/5  rDev -20.4%

mikefour77, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Holland, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -20.4%

beernads, Tuesday at 04:24 AM
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

KevinDanger23, Nov 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

TheRuss9585, May 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

morningthief, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Will_Rivera
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Will_Rivera, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of dougfur
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...

dougfur, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

RyFikes, Feb 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Gregaroo, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Ilovebeer1549, Aug 30, 2013
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IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.