Effortless IPA
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Effortless IPAEffortless IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,518
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,661
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 9.19%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
169
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
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Very Good
Effortless IPAEffortless IPA
Notes: The only “effortless” thing about this beer is how it drinks. Domestic and imported malts take a backseat to the loads of American grown hops that are dumped into the kettle. Dry-hopped for a mouthwatering aroma with Mosaic and Palisade hops. Enjoy an Effortless drinking experience with our Session IPA.
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 169
Reviews by Imakoniver:
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4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy amber out of the can with a one-finger head and has and leaves moderate lacing on the glass, smells sweet and citrusy, tastes grapefruity and has a clean hoppy aftertaste, full bodied mouthfeel, and very refreshing. This is a very drinkable session IPA that works well on a nice summer day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Kinger22
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color with an orange hue to it and a small white head. The smell is strong on floral tones with subtle citrus hints. The flavor is your typical session, perhaps a little heavier in feel though. Overall, a pretty good session.

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Photo of MGibbons
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of treyaxx
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakley
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ale2thechief
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Kind of an orange flavoring. Feels like a mouth full of tiny bubbles. Smells like the rag used to clean the bar top.

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Photo of TedStrosser
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sccorn1015
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RJQ3
4.61/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 6/1/15 bottle into a tulip on 10/6/15. I had it fresh from brewery in a growler the day before but aroma was stinger and so was the taste. This 6 pack of bottles was by far the best session IPA I've ever had!! Hoppy upfront and in the back but more citrusy and less bitter than All Day IPA! Mouth feel was light & crispy but also full of you know what I mean. Overall this IS MY NEW SESSION IPA!!! Hands down!

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Photo of NelCet
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MilaMila
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spelingchampeon
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Willi becher pint glass.
Pours hazy amber, little white head that flattens out quickly. Smells of mild pine, mild malts and GF/citrus. Tastes of GF up front with a nice base that follows of pine and mild malts. Thin, biittered.. with a heavy dose of carbonation.. which actually fits well for a session IPA. No lingering bitterness to ruin the party.
This is my 1st beer from CL, and I'm quite pleased with the overall approach to this session. It's not overly bitter.. at least not to me.

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Photo of Mikesquit
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of HermitDan
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeeeerProdigy30
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled 07/28/2017.
A: Pours a hazy, dark amber color with a one half inch head, low retention, and low to moderate lacing.
S: Aromas of toast, lemon and pine predominate.
T: Tastes akin to nose, although grapefruit more evident than lemon. Maltiness evident up front with more bitterness on the back end. Slight bitter aftertaste.
M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation.
O: A very drinkable and enjoyable American IPA. Better balance that Hop Commander. Looks and tastes more like the New England IPA cluster within the style. Would not hesitate to have it again.

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Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a tulip glass. Lovely label on the can too!

Look: Deep orange copper and honey, with two fingers of head on the pour.

Smell: Grapefruit of course is a strong presence, with notes of pine needles present as well

Taste: Grapefruit, and plenty of it too! Minor notes of pine needles and honey are detectable, along with a bit of closing hops bitterness. It's very tangy and refreshing, and mild, as befits a session IPA. There is a slightly too sweet aftertaste, but it's not overpowering and goes away with a sip or two of water.

Feel: The citrus, along with the carbonation, tickles the palate nicely. It's soft and smooth, the sort of beer I'd want on a hot day.

Overall: Just about everything I'd want in a session IPA. I'm already quite fond of this one, and I'll definitely pick up more. It's a light, satisfying IPA, just like it says on the can.

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Photo of wpbrown82
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerBierMann
2.78/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jguzman718
4.81/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Effortless IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 169 ratings