IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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3.96/5 rDev +5%
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.
03-09-2013 23:18:56 | More by metter98
4/5 rDev +6.1%
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.
03-30-2013 07:24:15 | More by RblWthACoz
4.06/5 rDev +7.7%
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.
03-01-2013 18:25:39 | More by mdfb79
3.96/5 rDev +5%
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.
03-28-2014 23:38:19 | More by Gavage
4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours a very hazy, bright golden orange color with straw colored edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting roasting. Spots and streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Floral, juicy hop aroma with a nice balance of dank, earthy resins and crisp citrus/tropical fruit sweetness countered by a pale biscuit-y malt backbone. Hints of fresh cut grass, pine needle and crystallized kind bud followed by grapefruit, mango and blood orange sweetness. This citrus/tropical fruit presence really stands out providing perfect balance to the earthier notes. Subtle pale malt backbone some biscuit, bread and cracker.
Medium body with a blast of sticky hop bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Dry and earthy with hints of spruce tip, chewy pine needle and resinous hop oils but the complexity of the hop profile prevents it's from becoming overwhelmingly bitter. The citrus/tropical isn't quite as strong as in the nose, but it is still pretty prominent with hints of juicy grapefruit, mango, curaçao and pineapple balancing out the bitterness. In addition, the pale malt backbone provides more complexity and balance with subtle notes of biscuit and graham cracker. There some faint boozy sweetness toward the finish but it doesn't hinder the hop flavor at all and this beer remains extremely drinkable at 7%. After a few unexpected let downs from Captain Lawrence recently, this beer was a very pleasant surprise.
04-23-2014 04:46:38 | More by corby112
4/5 rDev +6.1%
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….
01-27-2013 01:03:43 | More by Billolick
3.58/5 rDev -5%
On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.
Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured a slightly sweet pale malt with an herbal hop.
The taste offered a balanced pale malt and herbal spice.
The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.
Overall a decent but non-eventful IPA.
08-02-2014 01:31:30 | More by plaid75
3.45/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
10-21-2013 00:09:52 | More by johnnnniee
3.39/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
05-08-2013 01:57:16 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.01/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
03-05-2013 22:28:48 | More by DrDemento456
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
03-09-2013 23:25:50 | More by Gmann
IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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