Palate Shifter Imperial IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Palate Shifter Imperial IPAPalate Shifter Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
1,452 Ratings
Palate Shifter Imperial IPAPalate Shifter Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.")

Added by John on 02-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,495
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,452
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
4.6
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
275
Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Nothing too amazing about this brew. I can say that it is as smooth as a greased skillet. But by my non expert taste this falls short of other imperial ipas. I could do with more hop taste and less alcohol (you'll never hear me say that twice).

Overall for those that enjoy hop taste this isn't for you.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 4.99/16.9 oz at Wegmans in Jamestown, NY
Bottled 5/20/14 at 40 degrees into standard pint
Aroma of grapefruit
Head average (4.5 cm), white, creamy with rocks, very slowly diminishing to a partial layer 1.5 cm thick
Lacing good – nearly complete rings with small bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze (clears as the beer warms)
Flavor begins with general citrus, not the grapefruit I was expecting from the nose. The flavor doesn’t last, but the astringency hangs on a short while. No alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

This is a decent IPA, not as flavorful as I would like, but not bad. The astringency is not unpleasant and is relatively short lived. The aroma and appearance are very pleasant. The price is higher than warrented by the quality.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Malt bomb bro many other dipas out there

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,452 ratings
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