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Effortless Grapefruit | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
130 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:
#6,425
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
130
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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 +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uncleotis
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seakayak
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Urs
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +7.1%
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 -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcrossan
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTomczak
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bluehende
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baklo
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden honey in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + burnt orange + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of fresh citrus/grapefruit with light to moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith hops and a hint of biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit malts with a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit juice. Finally there are moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving a lingering grapefruit juice flavor.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink, sessionable, and enjoyable assuming that you enjoy the taste and smell of grapefruits. I could easily have a couple of these and I would be happy to enjoy this one again.

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Photo of jak
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayQue
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very one-dimensional IPA. It is light, with a big flavor. A good summer thirst quencher, but that is all there is. A potent hit of grapefruit in a fairly light beer. Pours a light golden copper color with a very small white head that fades fast. Lacing is minimal. Aroma and flavor are overwhelmingly grapefruit. Citrus hops and grapefruit juice. Mouthfeel is light. The bitterness comes from grapefruit juice and citrus hoops. It is light and goes down easy. An OK session beer, would be good in pitchers.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Effortless Grapefruit from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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