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Hop Commander IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
709 Ratings
Hop Commander IPAHop Commander IPA
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
Ranking:
#13,451
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
709
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvillefan
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Heymecalvy
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Khaack
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything about this beer screams American hopped English IPA, so that's one weird mark against the rating since the results are tasty beer regardless. But, they said American IPA, whom am I to argue. So stylistic banter aside, this slightly hazy thin headed brew sports a malty taste that is well tempered by a fruity bitter hop presence that harkens to the OG East Coast IPAs like Victory, Weyerbacher and Southern Tier. Nose further ignited the memory as there is plenty of sweet orange lying atop piney goodness. Finish is a medium bodied mouthful that has nothing cloying going about in the after taste, just solid bitterness. Full disclosure, I picked this beer up thinking it would be a mediocre at best tick, but this seriously is a pretty darn decent beer. If you want a good taster to break the NEIPA mold, here goes it.

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3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSFS
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StraightCs
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

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

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TLWalsh
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a draft pint at World of Beer in Syracuse at Destiny Mall. A little hazy with a thin creamy head. Nice if not a bit intense citrus hoppy aroma. Taste is a little less so but not bad. A little thin on the tongue with a sour crisp dry finish. I'd buy it again, always try and support locals wherever I am.

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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 6/14/17, so 2 months old here.

looks kinda good, with a hazy peach colored body and generous head which maintains all the way down leaving very nice lacing. However, closer inspection of the body reveals a TON of suspended small dark particles. Oh well, in for a penny....

Aroma is delightful citrus hoppiness with a very faint catty whiff.

taste is decent, but just doesn't equal the nose. there is a citrusy hoppy taste but it seems just a little muted. seems like it could be a top notch brew, just falls a little short to this palate.

Mouth is closer to full than medium, which is nice. There is a somewhat sour bitterness to the finish which spoils it a bit.

Overall, a bit of a jumble here. Not unpleasant overall, but perhaps a pint from a fresh barrel would be superb. wouldn't say no if this one showed up again near here.

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4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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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

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3.4/5  rDev -11%
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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Commander IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 709 ratings
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