Captain Lawrence Palate Shifter IPA

This was the beer that I popped open for IPA day. I find these beer holidays a fun thing that gets people to try different styles. In the case of IPA day, I don’t think that most people need an excuse to try a new IPA. I surely don’t. Anyways, let’s get to this beer out of Westchester County. I have an affinity for them, especially since Val is from Westchester.


ABV: 9%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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, is big, hoppy and not for the faint of heart. Be prepared to experience a sensory overload as you savor this Imperial IPA.”

Random: This beer was previously known as the Captain’s Reserve Imperial IPA.

This beer poured with a three finger, white head that dissipated slowly. The head left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly hazy yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose had pine, alcohol, and then some malt. The taste was really nice. It wasn’t intensely bitter, but had pine and grapefruit zest. There was also some malt, and the alcohol was well-hidden in the taste. It was really well-balanced and had a medium thick body. It had moderate carbonation. The finish was long and filled with grapefruit zest. This was $2.89 for the single bottle, which broke down to $.24 per ounce. This was a really good beer that I would have again and yet another standout from Captain Lawrence.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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