Superpower IPA
Comrade Brewing Company

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Comrade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
American IPA
Ranked #42
Ranked #1,452
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
May 26, 2023
Apr 23, 2014
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.
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Ratings by Soloveitchik:
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Rated by Soloveitchik from New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 07, 2018
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
West coast at its finest!

Looks resplendent in the glass. I’m picking up some citrus and pineapple juice, with an underlying sweet fruit-forward candy-like character on the sip. Mild bitterness on the finish. Immensely drinkable. Fantastic brew.
May 26, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fresh on tap it tasted like skunked and dank cannabis, citrus and pine.
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a crowler to a glass at home. Canned three days ago.

Crystal clear gold with a small white head. Good retention and lacing.

Smells weedy, piney, and citrusy. No specific notes dominate, just smells pungently dank.

Taste smacks upfront of yellow grapefruit peel, pink grapefruit flesh, lemon zest, orange and pineapple. Saltine cracker malt with a hint of honey. Finishes earthy with a lick of pine cone and a lingering residual grapefruit pithiness.

Medium mouthfeel, medium-light carbonation. Feels very undercarbed, but I think this is due to a three day crowling date.

A delicious West Coast style IPA. The only realize I can't rate it higher is because it has been losing its potency in the crowler and I can't tell it's not quite what it should be. Tastes delicious, though!
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by hopphead31415 from Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I’m driving almost all the way across the country and my route took me by Denver. My brother insisted (8 years ago!) to try this so you know I went an hour out of my way to make sure I stopped at Comrade Brewing. I am glad I did! I bought a 64 oz glass growler and they poured fresh from the tap.

Look-It pours a light-golden yellow (approximately SRM of 3 or 4) with stunning clarity. I’d love to see this with summer sunlight streaming through it! The head is white and foamy but dissipates quickly.

Smell-The aroma is unique. It took me a minute to place the dominant aroma of white lily! Then I get grapefruit rind, dank hops, light bread, and citrus fruits.

Taste-I get pine resin and dank hops and grapefruit sweetness balanced with a sticky citrus pith that coats the tongue. The malts come through first and they’re white bread and a rich grain character. The fine-tuned sweetness from the malts complements the mild bite from the 7.3% ABV alcohol. The malt bill adds depth and character to the beer in a way that shows finesse and skilled craftmanship. I also get a clean hop dankness that rounds things off perfectly. Lastly, I am picking up orange and lemon! The lemon plays with the malts in a way that almost tastes like lemon merengue pie, but it’s subtle. The carbonation is medium-high but has a microscopic fizz (as in not large bubbles like champagne). It is as if the carbonation is buried deep within the brew but are released effervescently on the tongue.

Overall-This is an excellent beer! I must say first that it is so easy drinking, complex, and refreshing that I keep taking satisfying gulps. I’ll take one sip and then it beckons for another. The lingering flavors of grapefruit, white lily, malt grain sweetness, and pine resin are so well-balanced that it makes for the perfect IPA experience. Its firm bite and dry, sticky finish are partly to blame for its drinkability. A must-try IPA!
Aug 13, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap. Clear golden body with a white head and moderate lacing. Huge citrus and dank bitter hops lead the smell. Taste adds definition to the citrus with grapefruit starring in particular, though orange and lemon are strong too, pine and dank bitterness finish. This is all done in a lighter and smaller body, stays in the single ipa realm but barely, explosively flavorful in an old school way
May 25, 2022
Rated: 4.92 by deg909 from California

Jul 21, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by IAmThird from Florida

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Outstanding American IPA - Ooops...sorry NE/Hazy lovers I guess that term predates your beverage of choice ;-).
I mean West Coast IPA. I tasted the beer on site and then bought a crowler which I kept cool and transported. This is 2 weeks post purchase. The taste is on point, nose has that homebrew sour in the background (maybe sanitization or line?) but still has a lot of beautiful hop notes for an IPA, color is a touch (barely) dark for an IPA and perfect for a DIPA, good lace, retention for an IPA - normal - meaning present but barely.
I like this beer.
The brewery sells MAGA hats with Make IPA Clear Again as the slogan...gotta love it.
Apr 08, 2021
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Reviewed by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: foggy pale gold, tight tiny bubbles
S: White lilies, white bread, bright citrus
T: Pine, sweet grapefruit,
F: Firm, crisp bite, dry sticky finish
Aug 30, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 09, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by flyingmick from Texas

Feb 29, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
That's a pretty beer man, great clarity and golden color, 4/5" white head. Poured at the source in June 2019.

When done right, a blast of C hops can actually tickle the nose, quite zesty, you can use that zest adjective pretty much in every category here. Here we had an equal old school grapefruit and pine blast, dry and bitter in the nose. Like SNPA but without the caramel heavy malt base.

The taste had a bitterness almost on par with a Simcoe beer, but here it was still C hop pushing the ever present pine/grapefruit combo with a super dry pale two row barley grain base that was crisp, refreshing, well carbonated and just old school feels fun kinda drinking vibe. I prolly should say zesty on the mouth feel. Its cool and anti-juicy. There is a prick of alcohol, but that is expected when you straddle the line of a double ipa.

(movie guy voice) "in a world of juicy trub proprietary hop haze bombs, a veteran of a forgotten world rises to the challenge."
Feb 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado

Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 4.36 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

Jul 25, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by kbrown from Ohio

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by jenrhart from Minnesota

Jun 18, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Presentation: Draft, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: The one finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a thin foam layer and a lot of lacing in patches all over the glass. It's a beautiful, crystal clear, light gold color.

Smell: It's a faint but pleasant earthy scent of pine and grains.

Taste: A classic, rich, pine resin hoppiness coats the palate first but it's balanced by a slight malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: It's quite thick and a little creamy with a crisp, medium-high carbonation bite.

Overall: A great example of a classic, hop forward IPA that still keeps the bitterness in check and balances things out nicely. Very well made.
May 11, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Apr 19, 2019
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Rated by cloudydoug from Texas

4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
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Feb 14, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota

Jan 27, 2019
Rated: 3.41 by Dirty_Donuts from Colorado

Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by msumike89 from Colorado

Oct 31, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Oct 15, 2018
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - What you'd expect an old school west coast IPA to look like - classic color. Lacing on the glass hints at what's in store.
S - Fantastic piney/citrus aromas with a little funk that promises something different.
T - Here's where this IPA shines, and it might (MIGHT) be the best CO IPA for those who like classic clear IPAs. I can't think of any particular IPA that is better in this genre. Station 26 comes close, but... nah.
F - Properly carbonated; not overly so, no bloat after a few of these. Does this beer have THC in it? (J/K?)
O - Perhaps my fave CO IPA, so far, reporting live from 2018.
Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 2.83 by tzat from Michigan

Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 25, 2018
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Rated by jacobdunne from Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Super solid and smooth.
Jun 23, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by soze47 from Massachusetts

Jun 16, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by SirNicholas33 from Colorado

May 01, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Sevinup07 from Colorado

Mar 07, 2018
Rated: 4.85 by searsclone from Arizona

Feb 17, 2018
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