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Superpower IPA - Comrade Brewing Company

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Superpower IPA
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 5.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Comrade Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
West coast style IPA with loads of pacific northwest hops. Huge pine and grapefruit hop aroma, with flavors of citrus, balanced bitterness with a light malt character.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-23-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

From a freshly filled growler into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated July 27, 2014.

A-A slightly aggressive pour nets about two fat fingers of nearly white, sticky foam. The head leaves some chunky lacing as it fades. The beer appears to be still in the glass. It is clear with an orange-golden hue.

S-The aroma is a lovely citrus-forward blend of orange zest, floral notes, and a bit of sharp, bitter pine. The smell is well balanced, however, with a good malt presence to back up the hops...light caramel and biscuit.

T-The taste, like the smell, is well balanced with the light caramel flavors holding up well against the aggressive hops. The flavor tends toward pine and bitterness when cold, but the orange zest and fruitier tropical flavors open and assert themselves more as the beer warms. The finish kicks just a bit with some floral, peppery alcohol and hops.

M-The body is medium in heft, maybe medium-plus, with smooth carbonation that is lighter than average. Drinkable.

O-I really enjoyed the entire growler of this stuff. It tastes like a well-made beer with nice balance, good layering of flavors, and a delicious hop note. I don't know if this is truly a "west coast" IPA but I don't really care because it drinks well and I enjoyed it.

spoony, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Todd, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

40ontarget, Aug 11, 2014
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Aguarnie, Jul 13, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

Served out of a growler last night, poured fresh just shortly before drinking. This beer smells incredible and is very juicy, full of grapefruit and pine notes. I love super hoppy and flavorful beers, and while this could benefit from being slightly hoppier/pinier, this is one of my top two favorites that Comrade offers. I've been very impressed with everything that I've had so far at Comrade, and they are super friendly there as well. Could definitely see myself drinking lots of this beer. Recommend.

purplewindex, Jun 01, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%

MimDIPA, Aug 30, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

deac83, Aug 29, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev -4%

Full notes taken to my phone at Falling Rock Taproom, Denver, CO during consumption.

A- Pours with a pretty much clear golden body to a pint glass from the tap. A cap forms to half a finger or so but it looks like the glass is slick. One big sheet of lace with a few small spots and drizzle.

S- Dank hops are quite strong and the overall focus of the brew with plenty of other hop notes like citrus, stone fruit, pine and floral. Small amount of malts with pale caramel and cereal coming to mind. Mostly hops.

T- Citrus opens up quite a lot but the dank hops really reign supreme. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, pine resin, flowers, apricot and dank nugs. Freshly cracked cereal grains and some sweetness. Light bread and yeast esters.

MF- Medium bodied overall thickness with a creamy and silky texture but not chewy. Carbonation fairly high and it supports the delicate hop flavors and cushions the higher ABV. Finishes with medium bitterness.

Drinkable and dank fruity IPA with plenty of pine and citrus as well. Always love the good completely random finds.

cbutova, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ucsbmullet, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

hoppytobehere, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Williaar, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Haybeerman, Aug 30, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%

On tap at the brewery, labeled as superpower and as a West Coast IPA which I really wish brewers would stop doing if they are not true west coast IPA's. Alpine, Pizza Port, RR, Green Flash, Alesmith, these are true west coast IPA's. Most brewers outside California who label their beer as west coast never get the hop flavor or aroma aspect to match. Now this beer was nice and hoppy and I liked it but it just doesn't fit with the stuff I've had coming out of CA. This was sort of yellow in color, nice citrus aroma with a little bit of pungency but not quite dank and not really tropical fruit. Flavor was similar and had a nice bitterness. This is a good hoppy IPA it's just not in that West Coast league. This was the best beer I had at Comrade.

Update 07/06/14

Went back to give it another shot and they've improved this beer, nice stuff.

ArrogantB, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

WDJersey, Aug 30, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -12.2%

a really well hopped ipa, distinct from the many generic ones on the denver market, and decidedly american, with no apologies for not balancing this thing out with caramel malts. minimal bitterness with all the hop flavor is appreciated, and there is a floral tropicality to it, with maybe mosaic or citra in the dry hopping. something along those lines for sure, higher alpha and uniquely fruity. the beer is only medium bodied, which is nice for its higher abv (nearly 8%). creamy feel and a nice head on it, but like all the beer i had at comrade last night, its moderately undercarbonated and could really sing with a little more gas on it. the hop profile is what makes this ipa unique, and i can see this being the one to put comrade on the map. its distinct enough to stand out, and i think thats everything in this style these days. well done overall.

StonedTrippin, Jul 04, 2014
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Superpower IPA from Comrade Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.