Hop Commander IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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686 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Billolick on 01-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
686
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
222
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 686 |  Reviews: 102
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4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz bottle into a Stangen glass (not my choice/I was at a party).
A: Hazy, golden to orange color with a very lively head and Belgian lacing all the way down. May be a result of the glassware.
S: Citrus to pitted fruit with pine notes evident.
T: More grapefruit than lemon, balanced by mild bitterness of hops.
M: Medium to full bodied with very nice persistence of effervescence.
O: I very enjoyable American IPA. I had some bad bottles of Captain Lawrence offerings served at local restaurants several years ago, which had put me off the brand entirely, but I was impressed by this and will give it another try.

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer along with another. I was fully expecting this beer to be the opening act for the main event. was I surprised! This beer stole the show! It was hazy, had a good great fruit aroma and had a juicy well balanced hops flavor. felt like the dry hops was added early in the fermentation. almost, dare I say, New England IPA-esque.

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Brewed in NY but tastes if brewed in CA.

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Photo of madelf66
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy yellow-bold brilliant color with minimal head and spotty, sporadic lacing. Aroma is of big grapefruit. Taste is unsweetendd grapefruit juice, slightly bitter hops and the balnce is quite good, even though the flavors leave the palate very quickly. Finish is decent, but shortlived. Wish there had been a touch more juice and lingering flavor. A nice refreshing drink, though

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer was bottled on 12/16/16(thank you for the bottled on date CL) so it surely would have been better fresher. Dark golden color with a one finger head with some brown sediment in the bottom of glass. Taste and smell was citrus and pine with nice carbonation. A decent beer but nothing special.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Commander IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 686 ratings.
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