Seeking Alpha | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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

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

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Photo of markgugs
1.5/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of Mineo
2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

way too hot and bitter. malts come out much more prominently than the hops. it's a mess. a rare miss for CL.

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Photo of vonnegut21
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of N1Nkasi
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Immortale25
2.67/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a teku pint. Bottleneck says 03312016

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Sweet and malty with some pungent piney hops and a noticeable booze fume

T- Whew! Big rush of booze and bitterness makes for an astringent drink. Not very complex as all I get is an overwhelming flavor of alcohol and over-the-top bitterness. Even when the palate acclimates, there's just nothing worth while here. Finally, near the middle of the glass, some orangey fruit character is derived but it's too little too late.

M- Super sharp and stinging from the intense booze and hops. Medium carbonation and a lightish body which also isn't doing the beer any favors.

O- What a mess. Can't believe this has as high a score as it does. Yes, I'm not having it at its freshest, but a beer this big would still be good now if it was good fresh. One of the most imbalanced beers I've ever had...and that's saying something. Not undrinkable but the label does depict what happens to your tongue when this enters your mouth.

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Photo of jmalex
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of stevec32
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of griffey123
2.76/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of Skabiski
2.89/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beer4Tex
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of MenardMa
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of nelsonracite
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was not a fan of it

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of jkane101
3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I'm not getting this one. Sweet hot mess is what Im feeling. IMO not CL's best effort

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Photo of CharlesK
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.2/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of rdilauro
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy color, with a small amount of an orange hue. The head started white and foamy but disappeared very quickly.

The nose demonstrated the pungency of various hops, seems like the Citra always outshines the others. This one had more than your fresh young high hopped IPA.
There was the typical grapefruit citrus bouquet, but I also picked up some malt sweetness

The first sip was BIG and BOLD with a fair amount of carbonation. Very dry consistent with so many 90+ IBU beers. What I like was that there was always hops going around. Hitting all parts of my tongue displaying various attributes. The pine, the lemon, honeydew.. All coming at the same time.

The alcohol seemed to be up front, but with the aftertaste, I was left with that clean dry bitterness.

Enjoyable, hard to put an exact finger on it, different bold and good

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smutty33
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of tuka
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 441 ratings