Hop Commander IPA | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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692 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:
692
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
225
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 692 |  Reviews: 102
Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
2.83/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nmann08
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a bottling date (29 Sept. 2016) less than 5 weeks ago. 65 IBU. Served in a lager glass.

Quite a nice IPA, with bitterness a bit below average and a relatively mild flavor. Slighty hazy amber body with lots of visible carbonation rising to a thick. white, semi-durable head. Excellent lacing: a full coat is left on much of the glass.

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

Photo of A-Sox
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of robwestcott
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DangerDawg
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RozzieBoy
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - Sappy, off-golden color with a white bubbly head. Fair lacing.
S - Citrusy/piney hops.
F - Definitely a dry finish but not too bad.
T - Stringent hoppy bite. Not too bad.
O - At the beginning of the beer I thought I would like it more than I did than at the end. A decent beer. The smell was my favorite part of the beer while all else was fairly solid.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nebula1999
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeTheBall
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, dirty gold with a bit of a green hue. A modest head which leaves an initial ring of lace and then a few streaks and spots thereafter.

Plenty of caramel malt aroma with a floral hop background. A bit upside down, but still attractive.

Rich body but with an equally high level of carbonation...spritzy. The malt is less pronounced and the hop is biting with a very dry finish. The aftertaste is like lingering black pepper.

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

Poured golden orange and creamy in pint glass. Solid overall IPA, pine and citrus notes through with nice mildly bitter hoppy finish. Starts out a little hazy but settles clear. No surprises are uniqueness. Good showing for a standard American IPA.

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Photo of Steelocation
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 6 pack of this in 12oz bottles. It was bottled on 01/19/2016 with a bottle number of 1021 313. I found no expiration date. I poured the bottle in a pint shaped glass.

Appearance: golden, cloudy, lively, and creamy

Smell: hoppy and herbal like

Taste: hoppy, strong carbonation at the end with a slight aftertaste.

Mouth-feel: carbonated, crisp, and coarse

Overall: I was surprised to see this six pack in CVS. Yes, I bought beer at CVS! It's a nice IPA that really had a strong crisp taste. Worth buying again and worth bringing to a gathering. The bottle reads that it is 6.5% ABV but seem lighter then that. A beer I can buy especially if the only place open is CVS which is "not" a place to buy quality beer at all...just in case lol

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Photo of deereless
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccryder
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBoneJones
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden pour, slightly hazy, nice sudsy white head with thick lacing.
Smells bready, with grapefruit citrus zest, with some perfumy/ tropical hints too.
Taste pretty bitter with piney, citrusy hops. An okay example, ends fairly dry with a peppered bite.
This is something I'd get on tap at a burger joint where this was the only IPA on tap.

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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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