Commonwealth Brewing Company

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Commonwealth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
American IPA
Ranked #1,307
Ranked #12,750
4 | pDev: 9.75%
Jul 01, 2022
Sep 13, 2015
Very Good
Notes: None
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Rated: 4.11 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Jul 01, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Feb 05, 2022
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Rated by katie15 from District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Well balanced, true West Coast IPA
Dec 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear golden color. A stately looking frothy foam head retains well. There is lots of thick lacing.

In the nose, I’m picking up some classic West Coast IPA qualities. These include aromas of grapefruit, orange, grass and pine. I also detect notes of caramel, and a touch of melon, peach and pineapple.

Opens with thick and doughy biscuity and caramel malts, nearly boozy with sweet alcohol spices. Lots of resiny and piney hops flavors with a seemingly assertive bitterness that somewhat balances the sweetness. Fruity flavors of grapefruit rind, orange marmalade, lime, melon, pineapple and peach.

Full bodied overall; would have liked it to be a bit lighter. Finishes semi dry and a bit boozy. The mouthfeel is smooth, while the carbonation is moderate.

There were parts of this that I liked, however, it felt a bit on the boozy side and the hops bitterness was not quite enough to balance the sweetness.
Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Jun 23, 2021
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Rated by ThePold from Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
another great DIPA from Commonwealth; all their beer is great
Nov 22, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

Jul 13, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Aug 06, 2017
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Reviewed by RAFH from Michigan

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Went to Commonwealth in July 2017 after my wife asked to go and get some Wapatoolie (she loved it and she's not a microbrew drinker) . Got a pour from the tap and enjoyed this IPA.
Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by montman from Virginia

Apr 05, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by BltByKrmn from New York

Dec 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Beers-es from Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a growler, pours a crystal clear light orange. Two fingers of off-white foam leaves spots and streaks of lacing. Smell is fresh pine needles with some dank and citrus. More earthiness appears as it warms. Taste is pine and earthy, peppery notes. Slight bready malts toward the finish. Mild bitterness. Feel is a little on the thin side for the ABV; a little more heft would take this beer to another level IMO. Good take on a pretty classic West Coast IPA.
Dec 11, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Sep 17, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jul 02, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by seanchai from Virginia

May 26, 2016
Rated: 3.37 by hophugger from Virginia

Oct 18, 2015
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Reviewed by SconesSPE from North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured with no head, but a very full glass. Thin body and a sticky head ran down the sides of the glass. This is a very light West Coast IPA centrally based with a powerful citrust flavor and aroma. Missing is the spunky pungent smell of West coast hop schedule, but a very easy drinking killer. High ABV is masked by its thin bitter and sweet malty flavors. 6.9% ABV 70 IBU
Sep 22, 2015
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a clear orange body with two finger head and left lace patches down the glass. Aroma was mild for a high ABV IPA and contained notes of citric and grapefruit. Smooth, light bodied, almost buttery (you get the point) with a rather subdued and mild hoppiness as there really isn't any earthiness, dryness or bitterness to speak of. Citric hop flavor is balanced, if not possibly overpowered by, rest of beer which has a grapefruit taste as well a caramel (almost toffee-ish) malt sweetness. A dangerous sipper considering that the high ABV doesn't register and it's so easy to drink.
Sep 13, 2015
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