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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This beer is a salute to the ingenuity and creativity of the American craft brewers. A uniquely American style of beer, the Double or Imperial IPA, has become the calling card of many craft brewers who arenít afraid to push the limits of what hops can add to a beer. This beer is big and hoppy - not for the faint of heart! Be prepared to experience sensory overload as you savor this Imperial IPA. Sensory Profile: 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. Food Pairing: This beer needs an assertive food to stand up to it. Match Captainís Reserve with aged cheeses such as Stilton, cured and grilled meats.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
benhosley (1) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012 does not count
This beer is what got me to want to sign up for Rate Beer. I love this strong IPA not just for the hops but the complex flavors: the sweet resin, the creamy body, the pine and citrus notes. Outstanding!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aion (7) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
Bottle at home. This is a taste bomb! The sweetness and bitterns combines perfectly. Best AIPA i have tested so far. .

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
filogomo (10) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Very hoppy and very good. Hoppity hoppity hop hop hop. Drink that hoppy beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buikus (6) - Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2013 does not count
Solid IPA, extra Flavor, more than a normal IPA but excellent. Great on tap ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Wow! Great beer. Found this gem my last day on vacation to NY/NJ. Pretty much a perfectly balanced IIPA. Only knock(and it's minor and just a personal preference) is the alcohol is not very hidden and a little to upfront for an 8% IIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2007
on tap & growler-pours a big creamy/bubbly tan head and copper color. Aroma is wow! Nice west coast hops-citrus/pine, some sweet. [Simcoe, Chinook, Cascade]. Taste follows with nice medium malt back bone. Sessionable. OK carbonation. No plastic or slick mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Golden colored, thin head. This was my favorite beer of the night, for the Skyview tasting. Pepper, pine, citrus, with a dry finish. I could smell this all day. Awesomeness! Looking forward to trying other Captain Lawrence beers in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle - thanks beerbaron420. Pours a pure golden color with a finger of creamy, off-white head. Sticky lacing forms instantly. The nose is very sweet and fruity. I immediately thought apple juice. Further sniffing reveals a heavy citrus presence, pineapple and grapefruit. Sweet and sticky. A wonderful mouthful, silky smooth and rich. More grapefruit and citrus along with a lingering floral hop sensation. Some underlying maltiness, but definitely in the background. So smooth and well balanced. This is some wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle; cloudy golden with large white head; aroma-hops, pine, caramel, artificial peach, grapefruit; taste-heavy sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Captain Lawrence Captains reserve Imperial ipa 9% ABV APPEARANCE: Poured a star bright golden hay color. A great billowing fluffy off white head that continued to grow until I had to sip it down. Nice retention and wonderful lacing patterns. AROMA: As I was pouring I got hit with a huge whiff of dank, marijuana like hops. When I got my nose into the glass it went past that and really started getting the tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, grapefruit and fresh squeezed orange juice. Picking up a just put out cigar note, smokey and interesting not used to this nose on a dipa. TASTE: Huge wave of bitterness right off the bat that gets instantly balanced out by candied fruits. Some biscuity, bready malts peak in the middle and finishes with a great grassy, pine hoppy deliciousness. MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and medium carbonation both appropriate for the style. The 9% ABV is hidden very nice and the dry hoppy finish literately leaves my mouth dry and thirsty for more. OVERALL: In general I'm more of a west coast ipa fan then east due to the usual heavy malt flavor on the east coast ipa's. But this one just balances out so well, super solid and enjoyable. My first from captain Lawrence and overall I was very impressed. I would recommend this to any dipa lovers. RATING: 4.4/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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