Palate Shifter Imperial IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Palate Shifter Imperial IPAPalate Shifter Imperial IPA
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Palate Shifter Imperial IPAPalate Shifter Imperial IPA

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

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

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Ratings: 1,458 |  Reviews: 565
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Flounder57
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle was pourde into a large Duvel snifter glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head the formed a muffin top at the top of the glass. It is a clear orange yellow color with plenty of carbonation coming up through the glass. Head has reduced and left some super crazy lacing on the glass.

Smell: nice sweet and bready malts, pine and citrus in there too, and the pungent floral bouquet is what a beer should bring to the table.

Taste: The flavor seems a bit off from what I smelled. Very malty upfront, and the hops are nicely there in the rear and the balance is very tastey. Some lingering bitterness too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, a little chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: a pretty solid DIPA. Happy to have stumbled across this breweries once again. Hopefully someday they will make it up here to Boston, but for now I am happy with finding it in NY.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a hazy golden with a big 2" off white head. Swiss cheese lacing remains on the glass.

S- amazing citrus aromas! Lots of pineapple, orange, some passion fruit.

T- malt forward dipa. Sweet caramel, lots of orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Not a big bitterness in this beer. Most of bitterness comes through as citrus rind.

M- medium body and carbonation. Nice creaminess and finish to this beer.

O- good dipa. I love citrus forward ipa and dipa's so this is right up my alley. This beer lacks some of that hop bitterness punch, but other than that a very solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of rlee1390
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow orange, two finger head with some carbonation

S-Lots of hops citrus and floral notes, tad bit of malt in there as well.

T-Grass and pine, some citrus, good deal of bitterness. Great balance in the flavors.

M-Medium bodied, good level of carbonation.

O-One of the better DIPAs out there, not a hop bomb but a good grassy balanced DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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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%

Photo of russwbeck
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Perfectly clear yellow pour with a ton of bubbles racing to the top. A huge white head builds up initially, but recedes quickly and laces very nicely. A thin ring remains but not much else.

S: Nice malt backbone creates a base for a really grassy aroma. A light citrus is underneath, but not a whole lot else.

T: The malt is back, but this time a bit more caramel-like and paired with a big citrus counterpart. The grassiness is noted again. Really it's a very bitter and malty Imperial IPA, but it works.

MF: Crisp body with only a slight amount of carbonation noted. The malt and bitter characters balance nicely. Typical dry hoppy finish.

O: I really liked it, but it wasn't something I'd get again. Tasty, but not special.

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Photo of MikeConklin
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Palate Shifter Imperial IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1,458 ratings