Tears Of Green - Motueka & Citra
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Tears Of Green - Motueka & CitraTears Of Green - Motueka & Citra
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,084
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,356
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.99%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
257
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
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Tears Of Green - Motueka & CitraTears Of Green - Motueka & Citra
Notes: This Imperial India Pale Ale is dry hopped with Motueka & Citra hops and the flavors are big and tropical!
Reviews: 56 | Ratings: 257 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Love the look, love the nose, love the taste! That's the primary trifecta in my book ... Slight lingering aftertaste that diminishes just a bit .... Overall, most excellent!

Dec 31, 2020
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skisonic from Maryland

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

Poured into a glass, its a hazy but still see thru pale straw a sharp, piney odor and juicy undertones. Feel is robust and crisp, it finishes quite smoothly. Tastes earthy, musky, a bit sour but the spiciness of the ella is prominent. A great complex taste that's well executed.

Dec 22, 2020
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jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I’m not overly impressed...sorta has a bitter/sour aftertaste dusted with pepper...I’m not really getting the citrusy/tropicalness others are tasting...not a true NEINPA IMO. Sorry.

Apr 19, 2020
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KTCamm from New Jersey

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

12/7/19...on tap at brewery. Cloudy gold with light white foam. Faint citrus nose. Pine bitter flavoring. Quite smooth. Bitter intermingles. Heavier on the citrus. Peppery too. Very nice.

Dec 08, 2019
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crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania

4.91/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Immediately blown away by the great mango and citrus smell, poured a nice hazy yellow. Mango flavor definitely dominates with other citrus flavors coming through. Decent to light on carbonation. Very smooth drinking. Just an overall fantastic juicy classic NE IPA with mango flavors throughout

Jul 28, 2019
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twage04 from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky yellow, light gold with normal carbonation. Aroma is of mango, maybe some peach, lots of fruit and a little citrus. Taste is much the same with a creamy mouth feel. Between the gentle bitterness and peachy hop flavor and the mouth feel this is one IPA that has a good smoothie feel to it but no lactose as far as i'm aware.

May 30, 2019
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hopsputin from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: extremelyyyy hazy dark matte orange color with some amber notes. Thin white head that fades to a film pretty quickly

S: green raw hops, a hint of chalk, apricots, tangerine, orange peel , clementine, and something slightly soapy

T: super interesting hop combo in here. Mango, clementine, earthy herbal slightly bitter hops, and dark red strawberry. A little bit of onion and garlic as well. Sweet caramel and some dank sweetness also. Biscuity malt in the background

M: medium, slightly fluffy. Low carbonation

O: very nice hop combo in here. Not too heavy but not still with some body. I’d buy again. The aroma Is lacking, but the flavor is nice

May 18, 2019
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scream from Wisconsin

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am not usually a fan of the New England IPA/hazy. To me the weak spot with this beer was the aroma or lack of. I found this to be more to my liking than most, possibly the Citra hops ? I would drink this again were it available.

May 09, 2019
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can: Poured a dirty hazy/cloudy yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh green citrusy hops notes with some light tropical notes. Taste is a mix of dank hops notes, huge citrusy and tropical notes with some residual sugar notes with almost no bitterness in the aftertaste. Body is full with good carbonation. Super enjoyable juicy IPA.

Feb 10, 2019
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 12/28/18 into pint glass. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a thin white head. Initial impression is a very juicy dose of orange, grapefruit, mango, light caramel, and lime. Not your "soft" NEIPA - feels more like a West Coast IPA. Carbonation is refreshingly prickly. Finish is slightly bitter. Not bad but unremarkable.

Feb 06, 2019
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TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

1.81/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

This has to be the worst beer I have ever tasted. I am a huge New England IPA beer style fan and this was the furthest thing from it, I couldn't even get past 1/2 the can before I had to waste it.

Feb 05, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dirty tan; specks of dank, lime + herb; ringing lime, some mint, peach, hints of evergreen, big citrus comeback; tingly + smooth.

3.75 3.75 4 4 4

Citra + Motueka.

Dank with a dim nose. The hops unsurprisingly give grapefruit + lime. So, lots of jumpy citrus, with NEIPA shapes that hides the ABV. But also kinda like boozy 7-Up. Doesn’t hold a candle to the likes of Equilibrium.

Feb 04, 2019
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DIM from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found some (almost too) sweet pineapple and a bit of mango plus orange juice. Precious little malt to discern and there was a lingering unpleasant aspirin note. Still feeling my around NEIPA's, this was a bit shy of top tier to me.

Jan 17, 2019
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Nordic Sixpoint glass not sure when it was canned. Pours a hazy yellow with a 1 inch finger of sticky white head that that leaves thick streaks of lace behind.

Smell is guava, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit rind, and a hint of blueberry.

Taste follows guava, tangerine, pineapple upfront with mild grapefruit and blueberry in the balanced juicy finish.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, plenty of life but soft, a touch sticky, and at 7.5% goes down easy enough, but loaded with flavor.

Overall this is a nice NEIPA that hits most of the right spots. Well done.

Dec 12, 2018
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Navinjohnson from New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just your typical excellent hazy ipa. Juicy and delicious but lacking any bite. I like an ipa that you can feel the sting of hops. I know the neipa style of hazy unfiltered ipas leaves that out so in all fairness this is a good example. It’s on par with wrench and sloop juice

Dec 10, 2018
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TimothyD11 from New York

3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On the Tree House scale of New England IPA's (near perfect New England IPA's) this was not terrible or thrilling. The taste was unoffensive but dull and forgettable. Too many beers to drink and I only drink one a night, I will remember this negatively, I will remember to not have again.

Dec 05, 2018
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Lucular from Maryland

4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Simply a fantastic IPA. Huge aromas of citrus and slightly dank tropical fruit with a touch of bitterness. Clean, crisp malt bill. Soft mouthfeel. Easily my favorite Captain Lawrence IPA to date.

Nov 19, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap:
The yellow body allows a bit of light through, but appears more hazy without the closer inspection. Large bubbles look soapy and stock to the edge where they provide a few streams of lace.

Nose is leaning citrus and slightly fruity with a hint of what I’ll call a coconut/ripe melon/papaya component that I attribute in part to the Montueka.

Taste starts with the same notes as the nose, but with a malt infusion that lightens the impact a tad. The middle brings the grassy/sweet herbal/coconut flavor I know I get from Montueka. A tangerine/lemon citrus strain come through in the end, where a light grassy bitterness closes things.

No quite medium body, its feel fits with its look. A nice, fairly balanced IPA that has two hops I like, and I get the flavor of each.

Nov 08, 2018
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WoodBrew from Ohio

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

I tried this at the brewery. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus presence. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Sep 28, 2018
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esands9172 from New York

4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a nice surprise. Took a chance on a recommendation from my local BD. My "goto" IPA has been CCBC Jai Alai for a long time. The combo of the Motueka and Citra really make this IPA stand out to me. Rarely does an IPA as fragrant as this taste this good!!! It pours well, with an even cloudiness, and finely frothy head. First whiff brings in the tropics with pineapple, guava, star fruit and a hint of dank and pine. Flavor goes big on citrus notes, with hints of lime and mint... almost mojito-like... with just enough malt to balance out the bitter... to me at least. Very smooth mouth feel with fine carbonation. I LOVE it!

My only gripe is that its got a relatively high ABV... I could easily finish the 4 pack alone, but might be little further buzzed than I wanted to go.

If you like IPA's, this is a must try.

Sep 27, 2018
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vickicook from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Phenomenal! Had on tap, two weeks ago at O’Connor’s Public House in New Milford, CT and it was so memorable, I’m submitting my first (non-technical) review.

Sep 22, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy; apricot colored body; thin yet sticky and foamy head. Spicy aroma; some citrus but with a slight peppery quality. Grapefruit and lemon pith; mild cereal grain base; bold hop bitterness. Heavy body; soft and creamy; a bit warm; dry overall.

The Motueka and Citra hops certainly stand out with this beer. The balance and complexity are outstanding, especially with the taste, melding light malt grains with deeply robust hop character. A fine beer all around...

Sep 19, 2018
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Bork77 from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Overall a a vey good beer. Have had lots of treehouse beer recently so it’s hard to compare. I would say that this is a very good ipa. To the nose it it has a nice subtle fruity scent. Taste is where it really shines. Nice fruity citrus malty flavor but would say it is a bit muted but it is there. All in all would buy again. Totally legit ipa!!

Sep 17, 2018
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Jlabs from New York

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass via can

Clear medium dark orange in color
Smell is light citrus and pine
Taste follows the nose, but flavor is slightly muted but the citra and motueka hops blend nicely and this drinks smooth and easy..almost like a session ipa with some kick..very nice!!

Sep 08, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a yellowish color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, mostly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of hops, citrus, tropical fruit, and malt.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (mostly in the finish), a good shot of citrus fruit (lemon, orange), a decent amount of hops, a light grassy quality, and a bit of tropical fruit (mango, in particular). A very solid and focused flavor. This is one of those incredibly balanced (bitter and sweet) flavors that works quite well. Tasty stuff.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't one of the most groundbreaking IPAs, it is likable. Definitely drinkable.

Aug 31, 2018
Tears Of Green - Motueka & Citra from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 257 ratings