Palate Shifter Imperial IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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4.15/5
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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:
#1,543
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,455
pDev:
10.6%
Bros Score:
4.6
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
277
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,455 |  Reviews: 564
Photo of RBBLASC
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look - lighter than expected with medium head.

Smell - Big floral and citrus

Taste - piney resin, with grapefruit trying to creep in. Clean bittery finish.

Feel - light on the tongue, with a bittery tingle finish.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 7/29/16, so a little over 2 months old.

hazy orange/yellow body, decent fluffy white head, very good lacing.

very little on the nose, faint malt/hops, a slight mustiness.

sweet tasty. faint alcohol presence, hops come through a little more at the end. decent balance.

between medium and full on the mouth, slightly sweet/bitter/sour finish.

overall, a tasty enough dipa, just not the hop assault promised on the label.

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Photo of beebs22
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambit23
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Teku
A: Slightly hazy orange with a one-finger head
S: Pine, orange rind and malts
T: Matches the nose
M: Fairly full-bodied, quite bitter
O: A big, bitter beer; hides the alcohol well

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccryder
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mongrel
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Like your IPAs big and bitter? This one's for you. Old school piney bitterness and a little new school juiciness. Some dank, resinous character emerges as the beer warms. Solid and bracing, to say the least. Not for the novice hophead.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeA21
4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Purdyd
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,455 ratings
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