Captain Lawrence Effortless IPA

Posted: July 18, 2015 in American IPA, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Reviews

Session IPAs are popping up everywhere. They seem to be one of the new trends. If done right, I’m all about these beers. But, because they’re popular and there are so many, it’s hard to find a great example. This happens to be one that is done really well. It even has a graphic on the label of a hop relaxing on a hammock. I could see doing that while having a few of these. I even put it in one of our plastic outdoor glasses that we bought.


ABV: 4.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The only thing effortless about this beer is the way it drinks. Domestic and imported malts play the back seat to the loads of American grown hops that were dumped into both the kettle and the fermenter. Dry hopped for a mouthwatering aroma with Mosaic and Palisade hops.”

Random: This beer features Cascade, Mosaic, Palisade and Tomahawk hops.

This beer poured with a two finger, thick white head that dissipated slowly. It left a lot of lacing on the (plastic) glass. The body was cloudy and bright orange in color with high carbonation visible. The nose was fragrant with grass and grapefruit flesh. The taste was pleasantly bitter. It also had lots of grass and grapefruit without any sweetness from the malt. It had a very light and crisp body with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with grapefruit bitterness. A bottle of this set me back $1.99 ($.17 per ounce). This beer does exactly what a session IPA should do. It provides a lot of flavor, is very crisp and drinkable and is reasonably priced. I’ll definitely be throwing a few of these back on my deck.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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