Hop Commander IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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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:
692
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
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26
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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
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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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Hop Commander IPA from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 692 ratings.
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