Effortless Grapefruit | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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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:
#8,044
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
146
pDev:
8.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I wish that I had gotten this one out of the rotation & into the reefer about a week ago when it was hotter than Hades. The CANQuest (tm) does not have timeliness as one of its hallmarks or I would have drank this on a sweltering, humid Summer's day. Oh well.

From the CAN: "Lay back and enjoy an effortless drinking experience"; "Grapefruit Session IPA"; "Tropical refreshment all year long".

No time like the present for a Crack & Glug, I like to say. Once acCANplished, I sat back as two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head formed, slowly falling away to wisps, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like Ocean Spray Pink Grapefruit Drink, hence "India Pale Ale brewed with Natural Grapefruit Flavors". It was not made with real grapefruit, but with added flavorings. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was bitter, slightly tart, evocative of grapefruit, but imprecise and where I might have chalked it up to an overuse of Citra hops, it had a slight chalkiness that may or may not have been from a saturation of hops, but then what would be the point of the grapefruit flavoring? Hmm. Needless to say, I am going to be Effortless in dunning this one! Finish was dry, bitter, but still chalky. I have had much better AIPAs & even some better Session AIPAs, although the style does not exist. I was very unimpressed by this one, but who knows, YMMV.

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Photo of sisterofba
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ravger
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not the heavy hop assault that I've come to expect from IPAs. The grapefruit taste was dominant, although not over the top per many fruit-based beers that I've had. It was smooth and went down easy as you'd expect from a lower alcohol session brew.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better session IPAs I've had. Lots of natural-tasting grapefruit flavor with a decent malt backbone. Very refreshing and would be great straight from the can on a beach.

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

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

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

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Effortless Grapefruit from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 146 ratings