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Superpower IPA - Comrade Brewing Company

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Superpower IPA
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world-class

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-23-2014

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.
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Ratings: 80 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by spoony:
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4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hophead723
4.87/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had three pints of this at Comrade then took a Growler home even though I was extremely broke. I walked to this place because my apartment is right next door and I drank half of it straight from the growler happily along the way. When I got home I poured into a classic British pub glass.

Look: Gold, shimmering, and clear with a pure white head an ample carbonation.

Smell: Glorious aroma bursting with juicy tropical fruit, papaya, melon, and grapefruit aromas leap from the glass. The aromatic head wafts a heavenly and subtle malt smell that backs everything up.

Taste: The hops taste exactly like the smell; juicy and bursting with beautiful tropical hues that are so ambrosial that it is almost unbelievable.

Mouth feel: Very smooth and yet crisp at the same time.

Overall: This beer is clean and drinkable. Definitely something special here, not your average IPA at all because of it's unique characteristics and I have had some of the best in the country. Thank you Comrade!

Photo of Todd
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SuperPower IPA delivers an absolute beat down on the palate. And I love it. Tons of dank citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, herbal, floral, and sticky oiliness with a juicy center and clean, bready, malty backbone. Full-bodied, not overly sweet, and ends dry.

Borders a Double IPA. But whatever. SuperPower IPA is one of the best American IPAs from Colorado, and arguably one of the best in the country. And drinking another beer after it is pointless, so you might as well have another.

Photo of cbutova
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.16/5  rDev -3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer. If you can find it, buy it.

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Superpower IPA from Comrade Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.