Palate Shifter Imperial IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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92
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1,446 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
Ratings:
1,446
Reviews:
560
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
227
Gots:
272
For Trade:
2
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky, deep, yellow/ orange with a rambunctious head of soft foam that fell leisurely to some sticky, splotchy lace. The 1/2 inch of foam never left this beer. So pretty in the glass but not really orange. If you can appreciate that, it looks like lemon amber. Nose is scrumptious. Grapefruit, peaches, pineapple very tropical and juicy. A delicious malt character that is deep and full. Biscuit, bread and cracker. I would swear it’s pilsner malt I am smelling. Plenty of hop resin on the nose and some pine but not so much pine that it’s all you can smell. Taste is biscuit and cracker, strong, deep and full. A bitterness that does not exceed your ability to taste it or to want to have more if it. Perfectly balanced. Smooth, rich without heaviness. The hops are full but not out of proportion. Good bitter in the dry finish, with resonant malt and juicy fruity hops with a pine aftertaste rather than a pine sol taste up front.

In my opinion, this beer came right up to Alchemy Hour and said "look at me." It’s not the same as alchemy hour in that it has more cracker and biscuit malt, without as much caramel sweetness, and that’s why I like it so much.

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Pours a clear golden into a pint glass with an inch head that fades into a lacing throughout the end.
Refreshing citrus (grapefruit) bouquet, very piney and flowery. Very inviting.
Smooth on the palate, with a nice hop kick! Malt sweetness in the background keeping things in check. Very tasty!
Overall, an amazing DIPA, with a very refreshing mouthfeel!
Would recommend!!

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Overall: I liked it and would probably drink it again but the bitterness was slightly high for my liking

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Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 1,446 ratings.
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