Palate Shifter Imperial IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Palate Shifter Imperial IPAPalate Shifter Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
88.4%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 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:
#1,498
Reviews:
564
Ratings:
1,452
Liked:
1,284
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.6%
Alströms:
4.6
 
 
Wants:
226
Gots:
275
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from small growler into nonic pint.

A: Cloudy golden yellow with 1-2 finger white head with lasting retention and leaving lots of lacing.

S: Burst of pine and citrus. Grapefruit and orange peel.

T: Bountiful dark earthy hops, grapefruit, orange zest, and a touch of honey.

M: Medium to full body with average carbonation. Finish has a nice bite of hop bitterness and a little lingering sweetness.

O: Very nice bold in your face DIPA. If I had regular access to this, it would be a staple for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88.4% out of 100 with 1,452 ratings
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