Citra Dreams
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Citra DreamsCitra Dreams
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From:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #2,207
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,387
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
99
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 13, 2022
Added:
Oct 26, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  15
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Citra DreamsCitra Dreams
Notes: Double Dry Hopped with Citra Hops. Watch pillowy soft hops clouds drift by as you sip on a hazy, juicy, Citra-drenched IPA dream. Invert can before opening for full distribution of flavor.
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Rated: 3.33 by LEIGHJ888 from New York

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Samnem from Georgia

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by KeepTahoeThirsty from California

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.29 by PJKSR02 from Connecticut

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by edthehead from New York

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.38 by BrewsLS1

Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by mntlover from Tennessee

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a lightly hazy yellow with orange hints. Small white head some light lace.

Aroma is nice tropical fruits, good citrus, cracker malts light herbal notes.

Taste is like the nose, fruity tropical notes and citrus no surprise. Light herbal bitterness along with some citrus rind.

Mouthfeel is light medium, a little on the peppy side.

Overall not bad but not really great either.
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.99 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Feb 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy yellow golden color. A solid layer of frothy head retains well and leaves lacing.
The nose is pleasant with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, as well as some herbaceous hints of grass and chives. Aromas of lemon, lime, pineapple, mango and lychee.
Juicy overall with sweet notes of fruity resins supported by dry cracker, wheat and oats, and balanced by a touch of herbal bitterness. A burst of hops yields notes of orange, lime, pineapple, peach, lychee and grape. Lightly peppery and grassy spices add a nice contrast.
Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Despite the juiciness, the palate is semi dry, while the finish is lightly crisp and dry.
Very easy to drink hazy IPA that makes good use of the Citra Hops. I would have again.
Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. "Citra Dreams"
16 fl. oz. can, "CANNED 09232021 090706 MPN 1820". Sampled on 11282021.
$2.95 @ State Line Liquors, Elkton, MD

Notes via stream of consciousness: Very hazy gold body beneath a full head of white foam. Bright aroma of sweetish malt, hop resins, and lemon-lime citrus. The flavor follow but with more depth. It's sweetish but also solidly bitter. Additonal notes of peach, passion fruit, white grape, and lychee round it out. It finishes dry, resinous, and citrusy, lingering for some time until bitterness is all that remains. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. All in all a great example of the characteristics of Citra hops, and really well done.
Review #7,597
Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.86 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This was honestly really good. Feels like this is in between an old school west coast and our new school hazys. Bringing the best of both worlds. Aroma is piney, citrusy, and some bright berry. Taste falls right in line with nice white cracker malts.
Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Oct 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by trickynicky from Maryland

Oct 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by BeerBeast from Florida

Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Sellen from Connecticut

Oct 14, 2021
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From the bottom of the can: "CANNED 07282021 104403 MPN 1775"

Appearance: The body is an opaque lemon, beige, and yellow color. It has a short white head which fizzes out to a frothy ring and random bubbles.

Aroma: It smells slightly catty with a mixture of garlic, onions, and mango. It gives off the impression of sweet fruit when smelling it but the aroma as a whole is very mellow.

Taste: That garlic and onion character comes through up front. Some very strong grain husk flavor comes through in the middle. After a while when the flavors layer on the tongue it takes on a bit of a pineapple character. There is this watery cabbage character that creeps in when large sips are taken.

Mouthfeel: It is light bodied with good carbonation and low bitterness. It has good drinkability.

Overall: It's a pretty standard, average attempt at a New England IPA. It is drinkable but it is unlikely to scratch the itch if you want something with a more prominent flavor and aroma profile. The beer does a pretty good job in the mouthfeel, keeping it light and approachable. It isn't a beer I'd likely recommend but if offerings are limited it might be worth picking up. I probably wouldn't buy it again but if somebody brought it to a picnic or a cookout I would have no problem drinking it again.
Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Somewhat hazy and almost straw colored with a big but dissipating white head. The Citra based nose is quite nice. I’ll tell ya what, i think this is a decent representation of Citra here with a semi sweet malt bill and not much initial bite but a building back of the palate bitterness. Ok carbonation and a thinner feel. Not too bad.
Sep 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.64 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Aug 24, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Could this be the beer that dreams are made of? It looks OK inside a clear pint glass after being drawn off a tap. It's a dense yellow-amber with a short-lived head. It smells good, mostly hoppy in a citrusy way. The taste is very much like the smell, mostly all hops reminiscent of citrus juice, most closely lemon. The body is fine and it's not nearly as tart as a good lemonade, so there's sufficient malt. Actually it comes in a little on the sweet side, but not nearly in a negative way. Back to the visual for a sentence. There's no glass lacing. Overall, a little less than dreamy, but a very nice beer to have occasionally, or even more often. There's enough taste and body here, that this could be ordered regularly.
Aug 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Aug 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.97 by Khaack from New York

Aug 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 31, 2021
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great presentation of citra hops hoppy all thru the drink definite on my drink list
Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by kuhndog from New York

Jul 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jun 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at Good Luck Restaurant in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a fairly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and pine.

This is fairly basic, but decent enough in the end. There's a firm hop bitterness here, with a semi-pillowy juicy hop character, along with just a touch of malt sweetness.

This is light bodied, clean, and pretty drinkable.

This isn't wildly different than most other middle of the road NE-style IPAs, but I enjoyed it and was happy to have ordered it.
Jun 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by CreightonSM from New York

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by Louisk703 from Florida

Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 09, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1237877

3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Ron's Original Bar and Grille, Exton PA
Look Hazy tangerine light orange, moderate foam. light on the lacing on the glass
Smell: A light orange very mild grapefruit smell, not a potent bouquet like some other IPAs.
Taste: Mangoorange and very moderate grapefruit
Feel: Normal carbonation, light bodied but smooth on the back of the mouth
Overall: Pretty good overall, very drinkable and best for those new to IPA who are learning to deal with the bitterness of the style..
Mar 31, 2021
Citra Dreams from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 136 ratings