Superpower IPA
Comrade Brewing Company

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #41
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,033
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.18%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
225
From:
Comrade Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  42
Gots
  35
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 225 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dolph1979:
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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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Photo of hophead723
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 pint 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!

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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.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite CO IPA so far. This just checks all the boxes of an American IPA. Light golden color, big head and a huge nose of citrus and tropical hops. Hops bitterness and flavors follow the nose and demolish the taste buds. It is a bitter beer for sure but it is in between waves of citrus, melon, peach and other fruity hoppiness. with little to no alcohol detected and carbonated perfectly. It is a hop monster but very easy to drink (if you like IPA's) One of the few 5's I have given - I haven't I tried heady topper, Julius or any of the East-coast stuff but this stands up with or exceeds the best west-coast or Midwest IPA's (they exist...) I have had. It is truly a hoppy treat!

Update 5/12/16: Had this a year after my first try and it was just as good or better than remembered (who really knows) but it is truly an exceptionally IPA and this recent visit to comrade has solidified in my mind that it is the best IPA In Colorado (Sorry Odell IPA) and also competes with many of the top IPA's in the country. Just HEAPS of Amarillo and Citra abound! Obviously personal preference but I am seriously impressed by this IPA.

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Photo of Mike1512
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic IPA full of citrus notes on the nose and the palate. This one will give any IPA a run for their money. A world class IPA out of Colorado, indeed!

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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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Photo of Chief99
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cloudydoug
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Cherry Cricket Denver

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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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4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rdooley
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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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

Photo of Mayo2323
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMMcCune
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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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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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Comrade, poured into a pub glass.
Appearance - light gold/yellow with a little bit of bubbles and a thin white head. Lacing is weak.
Smell - grapefruit, mango, some pine and grass. West coast citrus hops here!
Taste - follows the nose, flavorful and refreshing!
Feel - sweet and mild bitter hops on the finish; very flavorful and refreshing mouthfeel!
Overall - love the aggressive hop style of this beer and if the price were a bit more reasonable for a pint/growler, this would be a must have!

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4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Superpower IPA from Comrade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 225 ratings