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IPA - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
IPAIPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 9
Gots: 75 | 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:
Beer added by: Billolick on 01-27-2013

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of inlimbo77
3.77/5  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.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of dougfur
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...

Photo of KevinDanger23
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ant880
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of chunkeemunkee
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bsm80x
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Photo of mtnwesdew
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into DFH spiegelau IPA glass; clear golden orange with a fluffy white head that doesn't seem to fade at all, and leaves chunky lacing when it finally breaks.
Smells of pine, herbal, and slight bitter citrus rind, overtop of crackery malt.
Tastes of bitter grapefruit rind, pine, and bitterness, overtop of nutty, crackery malt.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin.
Overall, a nice IPA, well-balanced albeit a bit simple.

Photo of burymeinhops
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of cjdun86
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of DeJayPe
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of theblub25
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of neil2me
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of morningthief
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of timoteo833
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of MrBuckHigh
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BethanyB
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Fair clarity, with a sparkly, soapy, white head that breaks into pieces, but stays put in the glass. The color is a orange-tinted medium gold.

Smell: A mild aroma of classic American hops, with citrus, pine resin, and a bit of mint. Pale, yeasty malt can be detected in the background.

Taste: Very mild bitterness for an IPA, although the hop flavor is extremely prominent. Orange slices, herbs, and sweet tea leaves are present. A bit of pale malt adds some balance, but the lack of bitterness definitely detracts.

Mouthfeel: Medium light, with mild carbonation. A bit more carbonation could give this beer more bite. And yet, a smooth quality adds to the enjoyability of the texture.

Overall: A very tasty, drinkable beer, but one that lacks the bitterness of a classic IPA. For me, it was more reminiscent of a very good pale ale.

Photo of rlee1390
3.52/5  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.

Photo of mikefour77
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of UncleAddie
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.