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!
BeerdedDave (713) - - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear, light amber color; citrusy, fruity aroma; lots of tropical fruit and citrusy hops on a fairly light malt base
sonnycheeba (4100) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear straw yellow with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, light citrus, faint floral notes, and light grassiness. Flavor is dry malt base with crisp floral and citrus hops atop, along with faint pineapple, and extremely faint spice. Medium body.
Scouser (291) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow with little to no lacing or head. Citrus heather smell mild though. Nice grapefruit, gardening, floral malt flavour. A nice beer.
60minuteman (990) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blondish color from Social Lounge. Aroma of hops, spices, peppercorns, citrus or grapefruit, gum and funk. It isn?t bad but the yeast and alcohol dominated this, hampering it a bit for me. Medium body and medium bitterness.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ KBF 2014. Pours a golden orange with a lasting off white head. Very bright aroma with orange and grapefruit citrus that is immediately followed by some tropical fruit along with a subtle note of pine. The flavor is resiny hop bitterness that attacks the palate first, followed by a hint of sweet tropical fruits. This is all backed up by a lingering, sugary grapefruit that fades into a prickly pinyness to dry things out through the finish. Medium body, that is nicely carbonated.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear gold with a medium sized white head. The aroma has plenty of grapefruit and pine. Straight forward. The taste has light bitterness and a ton of sweet citrus. Very juicy. Nicely five.
NikkTwist (1878) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Good Dog. Tulip. Cloudy gold pour with a good white head that left tons of lace. Has a strong powdery lemon grapefruit pith flavor. Bitter and semi-juicy. Strong notes though not overly complex. Makes for a nice giant citrus IPA.
ElCapitan22 (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes bitter and of grapefruit. Decent lacing and below avg head retention. A cloudy pale color. Not the most attractive beer, but a tasty one.
knickskicks (833) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, white head. Nose is bready, sweet malts, pine. Taste is sweet malts, pine, grapefruit. Sticky medium mouthfeel with a dry finish. A little old but Iíd guess this is pretty solid fresh as itís still very drinkable.
mstrcrwly (551) - New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap,poured into a tulip glass..golden color with nice head..big hop aroma with citrus,pine as well..really good bitter,hoppy flavor with grapefruit as well..finishes dry and crisp..really good.