Superpower IPA
Comrade Brewing Company

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From:
Comrade Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #39
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,457
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Ratings:
233
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Added:
Apr 23, 2014
Wants:
  42
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.
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Ratings by mattmarka1:
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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 24, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

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

Yesterday at 11:10 PM
 
4.92 by deg909 from California on Jul 21, 2021
 
4.42 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana on Jun 13, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by IAmThird from Florida

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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4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

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
 
3.97 by hockeypuck from Maine on May 09, 2020
 
3.74 by flyingmick from Texas on Feb 29, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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
 
4.25 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado on Aug 06, 2019
 
4.36 by ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado on Jul 25, 2019
 
4.5 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts on Jul 14, 2019
 
4.24 by kbrown from Ohio on Jul 14, 2019
 
4.35 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Jun 26, 2019
 
4.04 by jenrhart from Minnesota on Jun 18, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

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
 
4.28 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Apr 19, 2019
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4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
by cloudydoug from Texas

Cherry Cricket Denver

Feb 14, 2019
 
4.1 by LoriCrotty from Minnesota on Jan 27, 2019
 
3.41 by Dirty_Donuts from Colorado on Dec 16, 2018
 
4.21 by Soloveitchik from New York on Dec 07, 2018
 
4.34 by msumike89 from Colorado on Oct 31, 2018
 
4.11 by Slatetank from Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 2018
 
4.35 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Oct 15, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by eppCOS from Colorado

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
 
2.83 by tzat from Michigan on Aug 28, 2018
 
3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Aug 08, 2018
 
4.1 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Aug 05, 2018
 
4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jun 25, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by jacobdunne from Colorado

Super solid and smooth.

Jun 23, 2018
 
4.29 by soze47 from Massachusetts on Jun 16, 2018
 
4.52 by SirNicholas33 from Colorado on May 01, 2018
 
4.06 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 07, 2018
 
4.25 by Sevinup07 from Colorado on Mar 07, 2018
 
4.85 by searsclone from Arizona on Feb 17, 2018
 
3.94 by MAUEX_MFA from Alaska on Jan 11, 2018
 
3.75 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Oct 13, 2017
 
4.25 by conpen from California on Oct 05, 2017
 
4.5 by GilGarp from Colorado on Sep 19, 2017
 
4.44 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota on Aug 08, 2017
Superpower IPA from Comrade Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 233 ratings