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IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%


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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metter98

New York

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down, leaving some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderate aromas of citrus hops and notes of pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has citrusy and pine resin flavors along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has nice hoppy aromas and flavors and is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 23:18:56 | More by metter98
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a very long time since I've had something from CL. I do have two different sours aging from them though. Anyways. Interesting citric character on this one. And the floral tones too. Something about it seems...a bit wild, I think I have to say. It's nice and it works, but something about it seems a bit uniquely boisterous. Anyways. I can dig it.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 07:24:15 | More by RblWthACoz
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a yellowish orange color with a 2" head that lasted a long time. Nice lace develops.

Smell: orange and floral bitterness create a nice aroma.

Taste: caramel, orange, and mango, with a mixed floral and woody bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish with a touch of dryness arriving late.

Overall: this is a well balanced IPA that provides refreshment you expect in the style. This could be your staple IPA in the refridgerator.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 23:38:19 | More by Gavage
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mdfb79

New York

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 02/28/13 notes. Picked this up the day before at City Swiggers for $2.39 a bottle. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent golden-orange color with one finger of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Nice lacing and retention on the glass, looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, bready malts, toasted malts, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and lemon. Nice nose with a good amount of hops.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, floral hops, earthy notes, grapefruit, bready malts. More malts and fruit here than the nose and less hops, but still quite nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. No bitterness and easy to drink considering it is 7% ABV.

o - Overall a really nice IPA; haven't had their Imperial IPA in a while so need to try that again, but I like this more from what I remember. Hops are there, especially in the nose, and a lot of fruit. Easy to drink; would definitely pick a 6er of this up again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 18:25:39 | More by mdfb79
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Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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….

Serving type: growler

01-27-2013 01:03:43 | More by Billolick
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Looks like a great start to a great beer. Clear bright amber brown with a 1/2 inch of sticky white head. Excellent lacing.
S - Smell is bright floral and piney hops, soft but fluent enough. Gram cracker and sugary malts as well.
T - Much better than the DIPA. Well hidden ABV with citrus hops, sugary malts, and some toffee malt goodness.
M - Light to medium body, seems to be around 7% since it drinks a bit malt forward but hops are bright.

Overall I love a well crafted IPA and this one is great. Very affordable too since it was a $1.89 for the single.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 22:28:48 | More by DrDemento456
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Rob S, thanks for the opportunity. Bottled 07/18/2013
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that persists forever. Huge lemony grapefruit hop aroma with hints of pine and resin. Light bready and caramel maltiness. The flavor is odd. Earthy almost bitter citrus flavor with bits of caramel and sweet bread. Light astringency, light sulfur. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick bubbly resinous mouthfeel. Decent beer but the odd sulfurous component kept this from being great.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:09:52 | More by johnnnniee
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Gmann

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy toasted straw color with honey highlights. The head is short, off-white, and settles into a light ring.

The aroma is bready with notes of honey. The hop aroma is a tad light. I get some apricot, pineapple and a whiff of grass.

The beer has a solid pale malt base which provides a bready base and again a hint of honey. The hops are grassy, some light pine and perhaps a touch herbal. It is fairly clean though, nothing lingers too much.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but finishes with a hoppy bitterness, has good balance. Drinks quite well.

Its an average IPA, the hop profile is just ok, not too flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 23:25:50 | More by Gmann
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No sign of freshness info on this bottle. Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent medium orange with half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Fresh pine, orange zest and cut grass with a prominent caramel malt sweetness.

T - A good bitterness up front with grassy, herbal ad musky flavours and just a touch of citrus. A good caramel malt sweetness is present in the background.

M - Medium body with some hop oils present. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:57:16 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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argock

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date evident. Single purchased at Oliver's Beverage (Albany, NY).

A: Nearly clear golden-light amber with short 1/2-1 finger off-white head with decent retention and decorative lacing down the glass.

S: Aroma is as much malty as hoppy which is odd for an American IPA, although Capt Lawrence's beers frequently straddle the English-American line with more heavy caramel malt use more in line with English ales and American hop bills. There is a decided caramel note morst prominent in the nose, with floral and pine along with some melon and pineapple flavors. No yeast esters.

T: The flavor is a bit less hefty on malt than the nose although the caramel note in the aroma is there, but it works well with the hops with are fairly resinous, piney, and floral with some grapefruit, lime, and orange character. No yeast esters and bitterness is medium.

M: Slick and dry with a nice crispness and medium body with average to above average carbonation level.

O: A pretty good IPA although I would rather than use less caramel malk and go with lower lovibond crystal or Munich or Vienna malt instead for some more malt complexity. A pretty nice beer though and enjoyable with its crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 03:50:00 | More by argock
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cosmicevan

New York

4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle picked up locally, enjoyed from a capt lawrence tulip.

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a thin fizzy head that dissolved in a few minutes leaving a thin skin of head and some bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

s - smells really nice. great hop with nice citric and soft fruity notes. not a hop bomb by any means, more of a tropical fruit. really nice. subtle.

t - taste follows the nose perfectly. great fruity hopping. i REALLY like this beer. it works perfect for me, great citric notes, tropical fruits...not much pine.

m - medium bodied. subtle bittering on the finish, but not really. extremely drinkable.

o - overall, this is a really nice IPA for what i like, but drink them NOW...if the hops fade you'll have a malt bomb as this is really subtle hopped. well done capt, i like this way more than the capt reserve.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 06:18:56 | More by cosmicevan
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a clear orange with a very thin head. Some light chill haze. Decent amounts of lacing too.

S-Sweet clementiney citrus hops. A bit spicy in its hoppiness too. Piney to a certain extent. Lighter graininess with a breaded malty core. I don't love the nose but it is fairly decent.

T-It has an add tangyness to it. Kinda medicinal and earthy. Bitter flower stems. The hop profile is unique but I don't think I am too enamored with it. It does grow on you, though. Sweetness is noticeable and it blends with the hoppiness to create a unified flavor.

M-Moderate bitterness with a medium body. Good carbonation. A bit sticky or chewy.

O/D-A bit disappointing. Their DIPA is a stud; while this isn't a dud, I know Captain Lawrence could do considerably better work.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 23:24:02 | More by VelvetExtract
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz, Bottled 9/13/13
Riedel tulip

A: Very clean clear light orange color. Thin layer of bright white. Leaves some lacing bits. Good carbonation rising from bottom.

S: Aroma is different than I was expecting for IPA. Muted floral hops. Almost grape like. I was expecting more pine and tropical west coast fruits.

T: Not aggressive at all up front. I was expecting WC IPA, not at all. More like east coast pale ale. Some floral and bitter notes. Malt bill. Dry finish with lingering bitterness.

M: Lighter side medium.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 17:53:32 | More by inlimbo77
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, some carbonation, one finger head.

S-Very very malty (no date) some grass and old decayed citrus hops.

T-Very malty. Some grass and citrus but slight. No bitterness. Just a bad IPA. No date whatsoever.

M-Lighter some carbonation.

O-Maybe this is a good beer, maybe it is bad. But there was no date on the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 16:10:05 | More by rlee1390
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Light amber pour with quarter inch white foam. Sticky. Strong pine nose, light malty undercurrent. Taste is a malty chewy bready blend with a mild hop background. Grass and pine notes. Bitter builds. Tingles. Really lingers. Smooth and blended. Solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 13:01:58 | More by KTCamm
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FLima

Brazil

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really fresh, this baby is a little bit over 1 month old, so I got some high expectations. Thanks for the freshness date!! Can believe how rare this is in US.
Golden amber color with a thick two finger head with good retention and leaving lots of laces.
Delicious aroma of grapefruit, oranges, pineapples, caramel, resin and slightly toasted sweet malt.
Flavor of American spicy yeast, grapefruit and orange-lemon citrusy, passion fruit juice blended with its seeds, toasted malts, caramel, earth, soap, minerals and faint wood. Relatively low on pine.
Quite dry and bitter aftertaste, though its 65 IBUs behaves quite elegantly, still it made me sneeze.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 6.5% abv is well hidden.
This was a positive surprise, a fine, easy to drink and balanced IPA. Initially it is not complex, but then start to reveal its flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 02:35:26 | More by FLima
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 01:45:30 | More by SpeedwayJim
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date.
The smell of this beer was pretty light and not overpowering. I could pull out faint hints of citrusy hops but that's stretching it.
The appearance has an orange amber glow with a clarity that's hazy clear. The tall head maintains it's size for a long while before fading off and leaves a light lace around the glass.
This is quite an easy drinking beer. There is basically no bitterness in the taste and drinks smooth on the palate.
The taste itself is rather lean. The hops flavor is almost non existent and a sweet malt bill is only strong enough to balance the weak hops. I detect some low levels of diaceyl but is not an issue.
A rather bland and ordinary brew, probably better at the brewery pub.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 11:22:38 | More by micromaniac129
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

We pour a brew of glowing sunset orange. It holds a creamy two finger head of tight egg white colored bubbles. Ridges and spots of lacing are left around the glass as it dissipates at a slower pace. A chill haze cuts clarity, and tiny flecks of sediment are found to be suspended from bottom to top. Carbonation appears to be mild. The aroma is curious, with a strong aloe vera greenness coming from the start. This is met by heavily bittered grassy, soapy, and resiny hops, brassy metallics, hard mineral water, spicy vegetal pepper flesh, sweaty saltiness, light honeys, rhubarb rootiness, crisp pale malts, coconut oiliness, faint oaky woodiness, and a distant red grapefruit sweetness that comes out a bit more with warmth. Our first impression is that the flavoring carries that same intriguing plant-like freshness as in the nose, but we’re not quite sure if it works completely with the base. As we sip, the taste opens up with aloe vera, suntan lotion chemical creaminess, big soapy hop bitters, soured lemon citrus, spicy pale malts, light wheaty toast, chalky oat, and fusel booziness. The middle comes to a peak with sweeter honeysuckle, peppery booze, toasty pale malt bite, mineral, musk and dust, lighter floral hoppiness, and plastic foaminess. The end comes with a quelling of the bitterness and greenness, with white sugar sweetness, more pervasive pale and lightly oaty maltiness, sweaty salts, softer plastics, black pepper, fumy booze, moscato wine cloy, oily hop resins, nectary florals, and orange and lemon citric flesh. The aftertaste breathes of chalky pale malts, metallic yeast, fishy oils, more of that aloe vera greenness, herbal, soapy, and citric hops, fusel alcohols, vegetal grassiness, and earthy barnyard pseduofunk. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives soft slurp, cream, smack, and froth, with clean finishing pop, and light foam to the lip. The mouth is lightly coated and cooled, feeling initially syrupy, and then more astringently dried and partially puckered. The abv is getting up there for a “single” IPA, and the beer drinks better as it warms.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its curious vegetals through both the aroma and the flavoring, and the interplay between those components and the frank hoppiness. These “odd” flavors smelled and tasted much like aloe vera, with a fine chemically component juxtaposed over bittered, resiny, and earthy tones. This was also the brew’s downfall, as they don’t quite meld with the final blend of the malts and the hops, but rather just stand out as additional bite. The feel is soft and creamy, and helps ease the drinker through it all. While the flavoring did significantly improve with warmth, this might be hard to tackle more than one of at a time. For those familiar with the brewery this is not just a smaller version of the Captain’s Reserve, as the flavor profile is vastly different. We realize it isn’t advertised as such, but regardless, if that’s what you’re seeking, look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 00:34:50 | More by TheBrewo
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dar482

New York

4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The color is a very clear muted clear light brown. Looks a like apple juice. There isn’t much carbonation rising in the glass. There is a big foamy 1-2 head with lots of lacing.

The aroma has a lot of malt along with some hop freshness. It’s a very very muted aroma.

The beer creeps up on the palate with some grapefruit bitterness, and it finishes with a good simple dry finish. There’s a very good amount of maltiness to clean up this beer. There’s certainly some grassy and pine notes in there. Not big on the fresh citrus or fruit tones. It has a very calm restricted balance to it, despite the dry grapefruit peel finish. I certaintly get the crystal malt in there. Reminds me a bit of a 60 Minute.

It’s quite a good beer for those into a balanced malt backbone and a dry finish in their IPAs. Quite good.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 04:36:04 | More by dar482
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Treebs

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to cosmicevan for the brew. 12 oz bottle served in a Deschutes snifter.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: Pretty grassy with some light piney notes. There's a floral sweetness about it with a nice sweet bread malt backbone.

T: Grassy upfront with some mild grapefruit. Light piney bitterness with some light flowery notes. There's an odd paper-like flavor in the background like a mix of booze and oxidation. The malt flavor is rather stale as well. I know cosmicevan wouldn't send me an old bottle so I wonder if there was some issues with the cap.

M: Medium light carbonation with a light body. Bland finish.

O: Not sure if I had a bad bottle or not, but the booze and paper like qualities really showed through on this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 14:40:10 | More by Treebs
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, unknown date but I believe this is a brand-new beer so it should be fresh. Served at around 40F.

Pours clear golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a nice ring of drippy lacing and holds a small cap.

Aroma is a mix of orange/lemon citrus hops, herbal earthy hops, some pine, hint of apricot and pineapple, bit of caramel malt and bread. As it warms the caramel really starts coming to the forefront. Good strength.

Flavor is citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, lemon, some pine, bready, caramel malt on the back end, bit of alcohol on the finish, mild sweetness, good bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, a little sticky, good carbonation.

Solid IPA. Nothing groundbreaking, but a nice hop fix and good bitterness for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 23:40:56 | More by elgiacomo
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Slight hazy gold with heavy bubbles on the body. White head rose to just below a finger's length.

Smell: Sour hop smell, with strong floral notes. Honestly it's light and wish it was a little more sticking, definitely a lot tweaking to be done.

Taste: A little different than most IPAs I have have considering the strong lemon skin, still bitter and definitely feels almost like a summer IPA. Hops are f'n strong, so is the floral feel...not bad.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, dry finish but the flavors stick to you just right. Light citrus in the end.

Overall: Not a bad IPA at all, well above average...different in the sense of the lemon feel it has. Hops might overwhelm some but seriously hit the spot. Grab a glass and enjoy...Salud!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 04:42:18 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a tulip glass, poured clear and honey golden colour, fair bit of carbonation with a generous white fluffy head, immediate whiffs of hops. Shows good retention and lacing. Bottles (11/15/2013) so about 3 months old.

S - lots of strong citrus notes, ruby grapefruit, lemon and orange, floral tones, slightly sweet with all the springtime aromas but has some bready malt also to back it up and its quite enticing.

T - fruity. Lots of grapefruit! orange marmalade, strawberries, concentrated fruit though, like a jam or jelly. Has some citrus rind, pleasant bitterness, bready malts with just a slightest hint of caramel. Subtle sweet toastiness. Finish is fruity and floral, not very dry until the very end where there is a bit of hoppy bitterness. All round pretty good, but a little too reliant on the grapefruit and florals for me.

M - pleasant, moderate body, sessionable, lots of creamy scrubbing carbonation, easily quenching with a coating citrus hoppiness. Body doesn't have a bit alcohol heat, but is a more hefty beer that holds its own with a good balance. It comes across thin initially when it is just the lighter fruity/floral hops and the real 'meat' of the beer takes time to develop on the palate.

A good IPA that is worth a try. See the caveat in the mouthfeel section, there are some improvements to be made that would make this a more rounded and complex IPA, it struck me as overly reliant on Cascade but the overall flavour and feel of the beer and quite solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 01:47:21 | More by mick303
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lovindahops

New York

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally getting the chance to have a captain Lawrence ipa

A- a golden body that's translucent and clear. Some sticky lacing on the edges are existent on the edges

S- a chuck of mango, hop resin, and strong pine scents partner with a caramel malt backbone . Very balanced scent that reminds me of a two hearted in that sense. Very pungent and crisp simultaneously, this screams balance

T- prickly piney flavor advances before some smooth tropical flavors. A strong malty presence with some spices mingle around the bitter finish. Dry hop flavor is a clear focus on this taste profile. Well put together

M- prickly flavors with carbonation spot on

O- vacarro does it again. A clean hoppy ipa that is completely balanced. As the new trend is all hop, no malt IPA's... Vacarro made a balanced brew. I will always revisit this.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 20:17:33 | More by lovindahops
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