SamP01 (615) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange with a large lasting off white head with good lacing. Sweet caramel malt, earthy herbal and pine hops along with some mellow citrus notes fill the senses and taste buds. a medium to full body, smooth with moderate carbonation. Has a good caramel malt background with good earthy herbal hops and citrus notes for balance on the end, has bit of a hop kick at the end. A very good, smooth drinking and tasty brew.
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There was a Captain Lawrence tasting over at Pizza Paradiso in DC a couple of months about and I missed it... Drat! I really wanted to be there because I had never sampled a CL product before. Last week, I was in "Connecticut Ave. Wine, Liquor, & Deli" and found this gem. Funny...I never even knew the area got CL products. Then again, I guess DC can get anything. The bottle looked fresh (no dust, on the front row, etc.), so I grabbed it and here we are:
A: Medium Yellow-orange color, with about 1/2 inch head, which became foamier after subsequent pours. That sucker lingered throughout the session - Yikes!
T: Pretty sweet, which muted some of the grapefruit bitterness. Maybe a little bit of peach? Very flavorful!
M: Coats the mouth pretty heavily, and starts to overstay its welcome a bit towards the end. I kept a glass of water handy.
D: I had no trouble finishing the bottle, although the intense syrupiness was a bit much. But hey....this is a reserve beer with a 9% ABV. What was I expecting?...a Dortmunder?
Overall, a delicious beer session!
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour with a big off-white head. Citrus, pine, and a little booze aroma. Super smooth, bitter and clean. Excellent brew.
umich03jm (2549) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle thanks to blklab2007. Bottled 6/12/13. Pours a clear light amber color with a big pillowy head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is slightly musty hops, lots of oranges, grapefruit, flowers, and pineapple. Taste is fresh juicy hops. Very fruity up front and finishes floral and piney. Moderately sweet with a strong bitterness. Nice malty backbone too. Medium to thick body, oily mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this one.
Mep3222 (792) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy aroma, mix between floral citrus hop aroma and piney hop aroma. Taste is more on the bitter side than citrus. Full flavored and well balanced. Maybe a bit thick on the palate? Would have rated this higher before having Heady Topper, but that ipa is quite a bit better. Still a very solid ipa though! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jflopsu (765) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light orange. Has a strong floral hop aroma. Has an immediate light taste that turns strong floral (rose) and then lingers with a bit of floral hops, but not overpowering.
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pale amber color with a large white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, grapefruit and hops. Great mouth feel and balance. Lots of hop on the finish with a little bit of alcohol burn.
DiarmaidBHK (3682) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from growler and gill. Pours with a slight orange tint and an inch of white foam. Does leave some lacing in the glass. Has a bit of citrus on the nose. Itís a bit fruity on the tongue and finishes with a burst of bitterness. Well balanced and hides its alcohol well. Flavorful. This beer is growing on me by the swallow.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another goody brought back from the trip to NYC. I always love getting awesome IIPAís because there is no temptation to save them. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Scent is citrus and honey. Flavor is a touch grassy, which I normally donít like, but enjoyed in this beer. Excellent level of bitterness. Well carbonated. Bottle - Whole Foods Market Bowery - New York, NY
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Draught 55. Pours clearish blond with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus, pine and hops. Taste is very hoppy and citrusy with notes of grapefruit and orange and a bit of pine balanced with some malts. The alcohol definitely comes through in the finish.