Review: Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Palate Shifter | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Palate Shifter
97 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Palate Shifter

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 9

97
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Captain Lawrence Brewing Company Palate Shifter

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What the brewers say

“When your everyday IPA no longer satisfies your craving for hoppy nectar, the only cure is more hops! Palate Shifter is brewed with American hops and dry hopped for an extra aromatic kick!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Big pineapple, light strawberry, light pear, almost bergamot, melon sweetness, lemonade, fragrant oral, and hint of malt. Aroma is overall more faint than the flavor.”

Flavor: “Little bit of floral hops character—honeysuckle—along with some lemon and grassiness. Clean, straightforward malt character. Super crisp finish with no lingering astringency. Bergamot, Darjeeling, and lemongrass. Supportive light malt body is spritzy and fun with a great mouthfeel. Some light alcoholic warmth.”

Overall: “Very smooth IIPA—even the fruit notes are smooth and rounded, almost delicate. The only sharp edge at all is the bitterness at the end. Clean and delicious with a very nice finish—a sweet but not too sweet IPA. This would be great with spicy Asian dishes. Lemongrass and Earl Grey–tea character suggest a great Indian pairing.”

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