Seeking Alpha | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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89
very good
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 BFCarr
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hope bitter all the way. Not bad, but certainly aggressive. Adventurous DIPA.

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Photo of Jeromedepot
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.41/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a stamp that says 03302016. Sampled on July 29, 2016.

It pours pale yellow with a modest and short-lasting white head and good clarity.

The aroma brings out an orange zest, fruity, and floral character along wioth pale malts.

Light to medium body.

Same sort of tropical fruit characters in the taste with even some lemon-lime and a buried toasted malt note. Mild bittr finish.

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

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

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Immortale25
2.67/5  rDev -33.3%
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 Mattymystique
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip glass rift from the bottle.

Appearance: Has a slight hazy body with medium bubbles creating an off-white head with a orange tint to it. Drops quick after a sip or two, slight sticky lacing...nice even drop.

Smell: Orange and grapefruit skin, obviously the citrus is evident but little light.

Taste: Gets intriguing with heavy malts and sweet floral feel. Almost becomes a bit over whelming but seriously addicting. Has a slight sour feel, but trust me it won't distract you.

Mouth: Chewy rye bread, sticks like salt to the ocean. Extremely tasty with medium carbonation.

Overall: Highly recommended brew, obviously I compare this to other IIPAs and this one can hang with the best of them. Always in a glass my friends. Salud!

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

Photo of Dpgalante
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy head that lasted a good amount of time. Decent lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops (no surprise there), citrus, malt, and pine.

T: Tasted of hops (not as much as I would have thought, but still a lot), citrus (orange), melon, some pine, a little bit of malt, and a little bit of caramel. While the flavor had all of these ingredients going for it, it wasn't overly dynamic. Still, subtly interesting.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer is definitely OK, but a mixed bag. Worth a try, though.

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Photo of JPowell712
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TLA
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EFMarkley
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DAS30
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tastes super alcoholic (because it is!)

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