Seeking Alpha | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 436 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
Ranking:
#5,562
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
436
Liked:
353
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.41%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
98
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 67
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 nebula1999
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fitze
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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 +4.8%
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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Photo of BFCarr
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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 +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
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 +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Petegrieco
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masters
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Mattymystique
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
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 +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Seeking Alpha from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81% out of 100 with 436 ratings
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