Hop Commander IPA
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

Hop Commander IPAHop Commander IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,402
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,377
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
778
From:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  26
Gots
  264
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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Kayakguy from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of 12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Nice golden color with one inch head. Great citris smell and taste. Good hop flavor and alcohol was well hidden. Really liked this IPA. I would buy a six pack. A very good East Coast IPA.

Aug 07, 2017
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FredZ from New York

4.64/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Exactly what I'm looking for in an IPA. The hop profile is perfect, and is a must buy if you live in NY. This should be your "go-to" IPA.

A- Gold and orange mixed together, healthy amount of head and superior lacing. Poured into a tulip.

S- Citrus, citrus, citrus....lemon, grapefruit, orange, and all the flavors I love. Not too piney. It's a poor man's Heady imo.

M- Not too carbonated, easy to drink. The abv is forgiving, making the alcohol hide in the background.

T- Like I said, this has Vermont written all over it. It is a solid choice, it feels like a Vermont based IPA. Those of us on the East Coast....take note.

O- This beer deserves to be on your short list of "go-to" 12 packs when you just want a hoppy beer to drink. Can't say enough good things about this IPA.

Jan 24, 2015
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Tonyjenlasc from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit, citrus and herbaceous. Well balanced, super crisp and insanely drinkable. I definitely think this beer is underrated. I was very impressed with this IPA. I could drink this everyday.

Aug 31, 2015
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tjcamm from Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 02, 2016
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ArmedsouthernEr from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jan 05, 2014
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EAB65 from New York

4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 14, 2017
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digitalflood from New York

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 15, 2016
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pagesofphotographs from Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2016
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 17, 2017
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h4ger from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 11, 2016
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tabhill from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Apr 16, 2014
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StraightCs from New York

4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this both on tap and in a 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

Gold to amber, slight haze, two-finger head. Pretty as a picture.
A strong bouquet of herbs and citrus (lemon, grapefruit).
Fruity, juicy. None of the strong pine or tannin flavors present in similar IPAs.
Good mouthfeel. Bitter/sour flavor wakes the tastebuds and induces salivation.
The definitive East Coast IPA, this is one of the best beers to come out of the New York craft scene.

Aug 27, 2017
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MenardMa from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 15, 2015
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tsp247 from New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Sep 22, 2014
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Labo from Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 02, 2018
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wyatt13 from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Jul 28, 2013
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bsm80x from New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Oct 24, 2013
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Heymecalvy from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 23, 2017
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grahuba from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 11, 2015
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Phigg1102 from New York

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Nov 26, 2014
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Kwright from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 22, 2019
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rxthree from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Aug 17, 2014
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Belittle from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Jun 02, 2014
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Craven from New York

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 22, 2017
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BodiesLexus from New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Aug 05, 2014
Hop Commander IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 778 ratings