Hop Commander IPA
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Hop Commander IPAHop Commander IPA
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From:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,849
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,810
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 9.16%
Ratings:
789
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 09, 2022
Added:
Jan 27, 2013
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  265
SCORE
86
Very Good
Hop Commander IPAHop Commander IPA
Notes: Formerly known as IPA

We jumped the gun along the way making our Hop Commander IPA before a base but it worked out for us. Working backwards gave us an incredible profile to work off of to make a very well balanced IPA with a lighter, softer touch than our Imperial version but still packed with hops.
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3.75 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on May 09, 2022
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MAB from Canada (AB)

Day 15 of the advent calendar 2021

A very nice IPA; good color, excellent head and retention. Slightly less hop nose than I would have expected.
The flavor is full bore hops, though, with a malty backbone. Yummy.

Dec 17, 2021
 
3.84 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Nov 05, 2021
 
4.06 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Oct 16, 2021
 
3.73 by PeterBarrettJr from New York on Jul 31, 2021
 
4.21 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Jun 19, 2021
 
3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on May 20, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Peach63 from New York

Pours pale yellow with a 1 1/2 inch white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma is grapefruit zest, orange, pine, floral.

Taste is grapefruit zest, orange, mango, spruce. Resinous.

Medium bodied, light carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

Nicely balanced IPA.

Mar 05, 2021
 
3.25 by gehille from Pennsylvania on Dec 25, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by osheamatth from New York

Not a bad looking specimen with it's lingering halo of a head and presenting itself with a pale copper hue. Only the faintest aroma on this - cut grass, maybe a little tropical fruit and no discernible hop notes. The taste redeems the nose but only slightly. The hops are here thankfully but could use some more piney punch. The fresh cut grass is still in play and some decent bitterness. Finishes nicely enough.

Dec 22, 2020
 
2.81 by gbiello from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2020
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Oct 12, 2020
 
4.07 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Sep 13, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: slightly cloudy burnt orange color with a hint of copper and some yellow towards the bottom. 2 finger rocky off-white head

s: orange juice, pine, pineapple, and a hint of sweet malts. some sweet lemons and a touch of grapefruit. not a lot going on in the flavor, but it's quite juicy

t: juicy citrus, pineapple, and slight pine bitterness. some slightly floral flavors, and some grapefruit and orange zest. sweet malt in the backbone along with a hint of dough

m: medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: a pretty solid IPA. old school, with some piney bitterness. easy to drink, not overly complicated, and well-crafted

Aug 30, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

Two 12 oz. cans poured into a clear glass liter mug formed the background for this review. Hop Commander IPA is a clear light copper color with an abundance of bubbling activity. The carbonation is lasting. There's just about the right amount of white head and a bit of glass lacing. The hop hit to the nose is just fine. The hop hit to the palate is light, dry and moderately bitter. This ale lacks some depth, as the presence of the malts is quite subdued. That shortcoming effects the feel, as there's little to compliment the nice hoppy bite. A good, not great hop delivery and otherwise. not very notable.

Aug 02, 2020
 
3.77 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Jun 24, 2020
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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Hazed amber/gold appearance with a large off white head and modest lacing. Resinous hop aroma with some herbal accents. Taste of the hops overshadow the grainy malt in the background. Some spruce showing up in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

May 31, 2020
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Tomstrees from Connecticut

I stopped at a NY deli looking for a decent beer; last time at this deli in Cross River which is open 24 hours and sells beer except 3-8am unlike CT which has a witching hour around 6-9pm depending on the night; last time I bought a Saranac variety pack. Other choices were insipid watery beers that are well known.

This IPA is a decent one especially for a little over two bucks. The hops were noticeable and the malt. Personally I prefer double IPAs nice and bitter and hoppy. This is not that bad as an alternative to the low grade alternatives.

May 31, 2020
 
3.9 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on May 17, 2020
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: pine for a moment, then floral with a hint of lemon;

T: balanced between earthy, floral, and citrus from start to finish; moderate bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: good, but not something I would choose again;

Apr 17, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by izraelc from New York

Pours hazy gold. Thick foam. Smells bright and citrusy. Mild citrus body. Medium bitter hop finish. It's solid but not exceptional.

Mar 26, 2020
 
3.73 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Feb 21, 2020
 
3.75 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Feb 05, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

From a 12oz can dated 9/12/19 into a pint glass. Pours a murky brownish yellow with about a finger of white head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving a white ring on the circumference of the glass. Weak to moderate lacing. Smells of citrus mixed with piney resin. Taste is dominated by piney resin with a bitter finish and aftertaste. Very sticky mouthfeel. Overall, a nice job. This is an old school tasting IPA. A nice change of pace from the juicy IPA scene.

Jan 12, 2020
 
3.79 by caffeinelogic from New York on Sep 26, 2019
 
3.74 by pdurkee from New York on Sep 08, 2019
 
4.18 by woodchip from North Carolina on Jul 13, 2019
 
3.7 by J_siggs44 from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2019
 
3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on May 19, 2019
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3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Nass from Florida

There is a canned on date, the beer is 3 months old. The can artwork looks interesting. The beer pours dark yellow to light orange. The taste is fleshy hops, slight citrus, some malt, some pine, & grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Cheers! B

Apr 25, 2019
 
3.82 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Apr 08, 2019
 
4 by Jason_cs from Florida on Apr 05, 2019
 
3.91 by scream from Wisconsin on Apr 01, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by hydrate from California

In the glass in a bar in Hauppauge, NY. Really liked it. Hoppy, dry and flavorful.

Mar 11, 2019
 
4.23 by Henry_Jones4 from New York on Feb 21, 2019
 
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 22, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Stout80mizer from Florida

Tasty malt forward ipa

Jan 21, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Vegasindependentbeerscene from Maryland

Tapped at LaGuardia airport terminal B in Queens NY.

I really, really like this ipa.

Looks like a coors light, smells like a bud light, tastes like a crunch chocolate bar.

Reminds me of The Apprentice ipa from Societe brewing out of san diego.

Thank you, Sir, may I have another

Jan 09, 2019
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by OompaMentor from Georgia

11/22/2018; NYC - Thanksgiving (5 Napkin Burger)

Jan 04, 2019
 
3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Dec 29, 2018
Hop Commander IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 789 ratings