Effortless Grapefruit | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
Very Good
138 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
The only thing “effortless” 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 mouthwatering aroma with Mosaic and Palisade hops, and infused with natural grapefruit flavor to add to the refreshment. Enjoy an Effortless drinking experience with our Grapefruit Session IPA.

Added by Billolick on 03-04-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,642
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
138
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2/16/18...pours semi clear gold, very low foam. Pulpy grapefruit nose, very strong, slightly malty too. Heavy fruit forward taste that trickles down into a residual bitter. Smooth w/ the wave of fruit. Effortless describes it well/

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Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi clear orange, with fine, wispy foam.

Smell is just pure grapefruit juice with a tiny hint of grass.

Taste stays very grapefruity, with some earthy grass notes coming through, together with a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thin, well carbonated.

Overall, a pretty good session IPA that is a bit one dimensional with the grapefruit.

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Photo of Goofster
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of whoischrishays
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz can with a BB of Nov 2017. Acquired a little while back from a webshop. An IPA with added grapefruit, as the name suggests.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. Can conditioned. A rich, hazy amber hue with good carbonation and plentiful suspended sediment. Yields a large head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a persistent surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit with hints of citrus zest, mild tropical fruit, grass/hay, leafy hops, earthy yeast and subtle grainy malt. Fruity and delicious.

T: Tastes of grapefruit with notes of citrus, peel, subtle tropical fruit, leafy hops, earthy yeast and mild grainy malt. Pretty dry, with a distinct hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body for the strength. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of grapefruit, zest, bitter aromatic hops, earthy yeast and pale malt.

O: Great - fruity and hoppy while simultaneously being light and refreshing. Good looks, followed by an aroma and flavour that are replete with grapefruit character and a balanced hop presence. Nice body for the style. Goes down a treat - well worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seakayak
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urs
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pretty dark reddish orange and hazy beer. A nice white head that fades quickly and leaves a speck or two of lacing behind. The aroma is a lot of grapefruit pith and a little bit of malt sweetness. The taste is bitter grapefruit pith with a tiny bit of malt backbone. Very dry finish with good carbonation. Overall a really good session IPA with a ton of grapefruit flavor.

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

Enjoyed straight from can while grilling in the backyard.

Captain Lawrence managed to win me over with this one even though it had 2 strikes against it before I even tried it. 1) i am usually not big on session ipas, 2) i am usually not big on fruited ipas. The grapefruit flavor is present and prominent, but still manages to taste like an ipa. I think the big flavor also makes the mouthfeel seem a bit larger than the thin watery bodies, that are my main complaint with most session ipas. Definitely refreshing. Not the type of beer that would become a go to, but I would have no problem drinking again in the right situation.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcrossan
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTomczak
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Effortless Grapefruit from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 138 ratings