Palate Shifter Imperial IPA
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Palate Shifter Imperial IPAPalate Shifter Imperial IPA
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
4.14 | pDev: 10.63%
May 11, 2021
Feb 13, 2006
Hops, and lots of them. The aroma is bursting with the classic citrus and pine aroma of American-grown hops. The flavor is dominated by a hoppy bitterness, with just enough malt to make you want to take another sip. (Formerly known as "Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA.")
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Rated: 4 by robebo44 from Virginia

May 11, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jul 12, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by BallsDeep from Florida

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by eddiefl from New York

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by artrocity from Massachusetts

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by bluehende from Delaware

Jun 10, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottle 09/29/2017.
A: Pours a hazy, dark golden to amber color with a greater than one inch, foamy white head, good, if spotty retention, and modest lacing.
S: Aromas of grapefruit and peach predominate with toast and pine in the background. Spicy.
T: Lemony zestiness predominates with a light, nicely balanced bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with solidly strong carbonation.
O: Really a solid Imperial IPA. A real winner.
Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by NickFry9 from New York

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by Wesmaze from New York

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by ER527 from New York

Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Oct 17, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
BOD 3/31/17. Pours a cloudy amber a bit darker than a dirty golden. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Quite outstanding nose of bright citric and tropical hops over a slightly sweet base that is both bready and biscuit. Orange and light tangerine provide the citric element while pineapple and soft mango take center stage. There is a very soft spruce/pine element but you have to look for it.

The body is almost medium and quite smooth with a bit of oiliness to the texture. The carbonation / body balance is borderline outstanding. The middle is nicely effervescent and really opens the flavors up just past the middle. The finish isn't rollicking but does yield a nice prickly effect.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. The rich nose doesn't quite follow through. The citric and tropical elements are there and shine in the middle. Orange and mandarin lead then shift to the sweeter tropicals (soft pineapple, light mango, then big pineapple). Like the nose, the world class balancing sweetness is bready then shifts to cracker biscuit near the end. Bitterness is surprisingly moderate yet ample and the balance is again world class. The bitterness is a combination of zest and spruce. Near the end, alcohol becomes slightly uncovered and fosters the spicy pepper element of spruce. The finish lingers and is mostly a blend of zest and spruce coupled with that nice alcohol burn at the back of the throat.
Aug 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Wi_brew_bud from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I love imperial IPA and Dipa they are my life. I think that this is a master piece it is next to perfection. It caught me off gaurd cause I chose it at random when I did a Mix pick at the grocery store. I poored it and was watching a movie not even paying attention to the beer it was my second IPA of the night. I took a sip an Bam. I knew it was a 90/90 I was expecting a punch to mouth but was smooth as a 40/40. The abv on this is not there at all. Most thicker IPA's make you pay for it with strong boozy tastes. Not this one the alcohol is almost silent as the citrus and hops and an almost roast nut flavor just hugs your tast buds it was a tease that I only grabbed one cause Wow. I can definitely agree with Beer bros this is world class. You can really tell the a lot of hard time and effort was spent creating this amazing beer the best part is that it wasn't like a $20 bomber. But it could definitely earn a seat at the table. Definitely a must try for any pale ale enthusiast! I will definitely seek this one out in the future!
Aug 20, 2017
Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 1467 ratings