Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial India Pale Ale
While in New Jersey on my last visits, I picked up a bottle of Captain Lawrence Captain's Reserve Imperial India Pale Ale. The beer pours a beautiful golden color with a foamy white head. The aroma consists of lemon and wheat grass with a slight hint of orange peel and pepper. The taste is full of lemon and caramel and has a nice bitter hop finish, mostly of the pine descent. The back of the mouth with receive some punishment from the hops in this beer. After the beer has dissipated, the mouth is left with a the aftertaste of eating mustard. The alcohol content is 9.0% ABV. I thought this was a better than moderate Imperial India Pale Ale. There was plenty of helpings of hops in this beer, but they were balanced out nicely with the caramel and citrus flavors.