Seeking Alpha | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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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:
433
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
98
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jhlosito75
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 3/20/17, so 3 1/2 months old.

Very cloudy apricot/peach colored body. Nice white head with very good lacing.

there is a faint aroma, but i found it difficult to put my finger on what it was. possibly malt?

Well, the label says its a triple IPA, but the hops must have faded a fair amount after 3 1/2 months in the bottle. There is still some bite, but sweet malt is the primary flavor.

Close to full on the mouth, a sweet wash on the finish with a slightly sour bitterness on the back of the tongue.

Overall, a faded drink, not unpleasant in any way, and still drinkable. But its clearly an DIPA where 3 1/2 months past it's bottling date is way too long, even considering the label touting its hopbombiness (Like that word?)

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Akyeras
4.81/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | 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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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
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

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Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 433 ratings.
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