Seeking Alpha | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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425 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Do you find yourself constantly seeking your next “alpha acid” overload? Are you just not satisfied with the hoppy bite of your run of the mill IPA? Well, look no further. Hop flavor, hop aroma, and hop bite! Brewed for hop heads, by hop heads.

Added by acurtis on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
425
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
97
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of slhuggy
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bluehende
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ddunaway937
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle; nice and fresh: kept cold mostly since the 17 March 2017 bottling date.
Pours hazy golden-amber with a creamy white head that proves to be good at leaving lacing on the glass but which has limited retention.
This is a strong but not highly bitter Imperial IPA. More boozy than I expected, but then i was unaware of the 12% ABV at first. with that in mind, the alcohol is obvious in the fruity aroma, and partially hidden in the flavor and mouthfeel. There is a bit of bite but some of this is likely due to the high hop load. Medium+ carbonation in a medium+ body.

Overall: seeking alpha? Find it here along with an (overly?) high ABV.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange body with two-finger head and a lace ring down the glass. The aroma is acidic citric/orange bite and there's hints of booze and grapefruit sweetness. Balanced beer considering everything going on as there is a touch of booze on the back end that leaves beer dry; medium/thickish body with mild citric bitterness balancing nicely w/ a mellow grapefruit sweetness.

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4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skabiski
2.89/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nebula1999
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very murky/muddy shade of yellow/brown with a one inch,eggshell colored head. Aroma is super stong notes of honey, maple syrup, pine resin, and various flowers. Taste is incredibly sweet balanced out by just the right amount of kick from the metric ton of hops dumped into this, following the nose pretty well. Nice full body, almost syrupy to match the sweetness. Overall a great triple IPA.

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Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitze
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hops explosion! This is not a balanced beer, but Captain Lawerence is not shooting for one of those with this citric, hopnotic punch to the mouth. If you checked your bloodsugar after this one it would read that you're hyper-hopnotized!

Came out gold with a nice quarter-inched head and a bit hazy. Decent retention with some lacing. If Hops had B.O. that's what this brew smells like. However, one notices some citrus, orange and/or lemon through the hoppy fog. Tastes like hops, more hops, MORE hops then a little citrus, and oh yeah, was that malt? Medium light, bitter almost chewy finish. Not bad if you are having hops withdrawals, but, this IPA would be hard to drink over and over again without stinking yourself.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Captain Lawrence pint glass. Spice forward on the front, dank hop character comes in as you sip. Reccomended.

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Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 425 ratings.
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