Style: Session IPA
ABV: 4.5 IBU: 45
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Effortless IPA
What the brewers say
“Domestic and imported malts play the back seat to the loads of American-grown hops that were dumped into both the kettle and the fermentor. Dry hopped for a mouthwatering aroma with Mosaic and Palisade hops.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Spicy hops aroma with a touch of floral bouquet, maybe even perfumey, and mild citrus undertones. Caramel, tangerines, some evergreen. Very crisp and clean.”
Flavor: “Hops flavor hits, emphasizing resinous pine with a bit of cattiness. A little bit dank—the citrus notes are still there, but I’m not getting the floral quality from the nose. Clean bitterness that doesn’t overpower. Orange zest, wet earth, and Capri-Sun. Caramelly malt character less apparent than on the nose. Resinous and mouth-coating fruity hops express themselves in the flavor, following through on the aroma.”
Overall: “A good example of style, but I wish the flavor had more of the hops character from the nose. Tropical fruits dance alongside a rm malt depth (for a beer of this strength), and a sufficient bitterness. A fun session beer that doesn’t bite off more than it can chew.”
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