Superpower IPA
Comrade Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #39
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,094
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.41%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
232
From:
Comrade Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  43
Gots
  36
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: 32 | Ratings: 232 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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McNazz from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Jun 03, 2014
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hophead723 from California

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!

Mar 07, 2015
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Todd from California

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.

Aug 09, 2014
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CO-Bloom from Colorado

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.

Mar 28, 2015
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Mike1512 from Colorado

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!

Jul 20, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

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.

Aug 12, 2014
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Chief99 from California

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

Aug 16, 2016
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cloudydoug from Texas

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

Cherry Cricket Denver

Feb 14, 2019
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BeersAndBears from Georgia

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

Feb 17, 2015
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StoutSnob40 from California

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

Aug 10, 2016
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BltByKrmn from New York

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

Jul 29, 2015
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rdooley from Texas

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

Sep 05, 2015
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jordanginsberg from Louisiana

4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 13, 2021
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Soloveitchik from New York

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

Dec 07, 2018
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earlholman from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Oct 14, 2014
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cherche from Washington

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

Jul 03, 2017
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BAsbill from California

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 28, 2014
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Lucoli from New York

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

Jul 19, 2016
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Mayo2323 from Colorado

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

Nov 28, 2015
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NMMcCune from Kansas

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.

Feb 22, 2015
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GreyGooseStout from Colorado

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

Aug 06, 2019
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akang from California

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Oct 11, 2014
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

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!

Jul 17, 2014
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Greels from Colorado

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

Aug 05, 2015
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NJB145 from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Sep 10, 2014
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 232 ratings