Effortless Grapefruit
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Effortless GrapefruitEffortless Grapefruit
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
American IPA
3.92 | pDev: 8.16%
Jun 04, 2021
Mar 04, 2016
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.
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the tap, It's a light golden amber colored beer that is more opaque than you'd suspect it to be. The head is modest and enduring. The aroma is also modest, maybe just a little malt or hops can be discerned behind a noticeable, but not pungent grapefruit presence. With more glass lacing than expected, the taste is subdued, albeit in good balance. Grapefruit is only part of taste experience and it comes through tastefully. Hops and malt can also be detected, again in much moderation. The hop-grapefruit connection makes for a pleasantly dry and mildly bitter overall taste and finish. This is a session beer and most will probably want more than one, once they get started. If you're looking for bold anything, look elsewhere.
Jun 04, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A very citrus season IPA. Decent looks with a nice thin-ish head. Touch of haze.

Heavy grapefruit juice.

Flavor puts forth lots of juice, Moderate hops and light sweet malt.

Crisp feel with mildly effervescent carbonation.

Nice easy drinking. A bit monotone but enjoyable.
Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I purchased this on a whim during the recent heatwave. Many IPAs use cascade hops, so grapefruit shouldn't be a reach. It pours nicely with a good white head, and it smells pleasantly of citrus. I do taste the grapefruit, but I still get a lot of the piney hop notes. With all of the advertising on the grapefruit session beer, I was hoping for a little bit less of the piney notes. It's certainly not heavy and I'm glad that I tried it, but I think I'll move on after this six-pack is done.
Jul 20, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by matuka123 from Finland

Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by edthehead from Maryland

Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: slight haze; bronze in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a splotchy cap; nice lacing;

S: white grapefruit;

T: up front, it's balanced between white grapefruit and a nice malt backbone; from the middle through the finish, it's grapefruit juice; moderate grapefruit rind bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: OK, but I wouldn't buy again;
Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by Satsuma from Florida

Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jul 27, 2019
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours light. Good grapefruit aroma. A big grapefruit taste up front the slowly mellows to a mild hoppy bitter finish. Well balanced. The best grapefruit IPA I've had so far. It would be effortless to drink a 12 pack of these.
Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by Dourrieu from Florida

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by trocketsauced from New York

Jun 16, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Eychung from New York

May 21, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by RBorsato from Virginia

Mar 15, 2019
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Illegibly datted can into pint glass. Pours a deep amber with a small but persistent off-white head. Initial imression is - surprise! - grapefruit, with a bit of bitterness up front. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium; carbonation is just right. Finsh is bitter grapefruit.
Lots of flavor for a session IPA, but it's all the SAME flavor. Kind of one-dimensional, but maybe that's what they were looking for.
Feb 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Precisiondigital from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Tastes like you are sipping on grapefruit with a tint of hoppy. It's not bad for a fruity Ipa but I am not a big fan of grape fruit in the first place. Either way, I think you have to give them a thumbs up for pulling it off.
Look: cloudy
Smell: like grapefruit juice
Taste: grapefruit and bitter hops
Feel: tangy
Overall: I'm not a fan of grapefruit in first place.
Mike Overzat
Precision Digital Media.
Feb 10, 2019
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Rated by DonnieHops from New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Solid session, with grapefruit galore but a little less nuanced and hearty than say Founders.... I might get again...
Jan 30, 2019
Rated: 3.62 by Diura from New York

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Nov 07, 2018
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