Palate Shifter Imperial IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,445
Reviews:
560
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
273
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-light golden amber color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-nice citrus and pine, light malt, herbal

T-bready malt, grapefruit, pine, light herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-a good DIPA, decent flavor and balance

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Exactly how an IPA should look. Very pale. Straw golden color. Big fluffy white head that hangs around. Really nice head retention.

Aroma: Intensely aromatic. Big citrus hops. Lots of grapefruit. Some pine. Quite resiny with some peppery spice. A joy to smell.

Taste: Very spicy. Lots of pine and resin. Big citrus and citrus rind bitterness. A bit of Columbus-like vegetal notes underneath everything. Fairly dry with some balancing pale and caramel malt notes opening up as it warms. Flavor is really nice, but the Columbus hop notes keeps it from reaching world-class status for me.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Lots of hop oily slickness. Flavor lingers on the palate but never becomes overwhelming. Bitterness is sharp. Alcohol is well hidden but provides a nice warming note.

Overall: Not really knowing much about this beer, it was a really pleasant surprise. The aroma is incredible and the flavor hits some really great notes as well. Only the (what I perceive as) Columbus keeps this from reaching the pinnacle of my DIPA list. I will be buying this in quantity the next time I see it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased and drank at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden, russet amber color. One inch head forms quickly and dissipates quickly to a film on top of the beer. Good lacing.

The aroma is dynamite citrus- grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, etc.

The flavor is great. Bitter grapefruit tears your taste buds apart, with some resinous pine as well, along with orange and mango. Not much malt backbone, a little bit of caramelly sweetness.

Light bodied, very crisp, and very refreshing.

A great DIPA, and a bit under the radar.

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Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,445 ratings.
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