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 Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kjkinsey
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of nmann08
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that die down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacy rings of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of tropical fruit hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite citrusy and has flavors of lemons and oranges along with notes of mangos. The hops contribute a moderate to high amount of bitterness and this lingers through the finish. Only slight traces of alcohol are perceptible. As the beer begins to warm up, bits of caramel and sweetness become apparent from the underlying malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has pretty good drinkability for something that is branded as a "Triple IPA" as it tastes strong but does a very good job at masking nearly all of the alcohol from the taste.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from beerloserLI. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of big citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good sized pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, honey, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of big citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice bitterness/sweetness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very resinous/sticky and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with only a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Triple IPA style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of big citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; and smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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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 oberon
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a small tylip glass a hazed orange infused lighter golden with a creamy and quite sticky half finger head atop.Aromas are a little muted for a beer of this size and style,some tropical fruits and big caramel notes are noted.Tangerine and tropical fruit-like hops hit up front on the palate than some hefty caramel and boozy sweetness with a bit of burn even in the finish.This is a big brash beer with big hops and booze.

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

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

On tap at Brickwall Tavern, Asbury Park, NJ

Bright orange color, but opaque with haze, and a small white head that faded to a thin ring, leaving trace amounts of lacing on the glass. Aroma was primarily fruity, somewhat hoppy, but mostly fruity. In the taste, again, lots of juicy fruit, citrus, tropical, stone, with a sugary sweetness overwhelming any hop bitterness; solid bready malt base, with a touch of fusel booze. I have to believe that the tap line was contaminated on this one...it almost tasted like a full-blown fruit beer as opposed to an IPA. So I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt with a relatively conservative rating. Mouthfeel was slick, body medium, carbonation average. Decent overall, but I kind of want to try it again, just to see if it was indeed contaminated.

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3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Oliver's in NY, poured chilled in a tulip. Share with tenderbranson69.

The color is a golden lightly hazed amber with thin white head and fine bead. The clarity and retention are good with lace streaks left on the glass. The aroma has some strong tropical hop notes yet there is a lot of floral odors and moderate alcohol esters with yeast adding fruitiness to the nose. The feel is very good with moderately light body for the strength and high bitterness that gradual increases in the finish. There is subtle sweetness and light astringency with mild alcohol warmth with medium high carbonation and semi-dry warming finish.

The taste has very faint malt up front mixed with tangy tropical and mildly grapefruit flavors form the hops with mango and light citrus zest with some malt sweetness in the middle and malt foundation carries through with alcohol noticeable in the taste and slightly spicy aspect in the finish which has more bitterness as the ale warms with yeast adding slight fruity taste and alcohol warmth in the finish. Outstanding strong IPA in the sense it is pretty tasty hop wise and the alcohol is gradual and not that prominent in the taste for the 11% abv.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden orange color. Lots of resin, has a great nose. Citrus, pine , fruity malts. Medium body and low carbonation.

overall a very nice DIPA with a great nose. Worth checking out.

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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