Commonwealth Brewing Company

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Commonwealth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
Imperial IPA
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4.07 | pDev: 3.19%
Mar 26, 2021
Feb 17, 2020
Julius & Strata Double IPA
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Ratings by InspectorHammer:
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Reviewed by InspectorHammer from Maryland

3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a 24oz glass mug.
Look: A few shades lighter than orange juice, but with similar clarity.
Smell: Sweet tropical fruit, a pineapple citrus guava passionfruit mango melange. The barest sharp hint of alcohol.
Taste: Taste is much like its smell, but with a stronger isopropyl alcohol flavor coming through mid-sip into the finish.
Mouthfeel: Smooth like a BA stout.
Overall: I'm sure this will have a higher numerical score via the algorithm than I'd give it off the top of my head. I generally like this beer, almost all of the pieces line up for me, it's just marred by a strange isopropyl alcohol flavor. I assume it's hop burn, but I'm not exactly a cicerone - just a dude who likes beer. It's not uncommon for the beers I've tried from this brewery - they've gotten better about it over the past couple of years with a couple of really delicious offerings, but it is a significant fly in an otherwise very nice ointment. I'm guessing what I've rated this will come out as 4.something, but I'd call it a 3.79. Good, not sorry I got it, hope they can do it again without the isopropyl flavor to be a true winner.
Mar 26, 2021
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Rated by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had from can purchased at Growler Shop in Short Pump, VA March 2020
Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a bright yellow color and an extremely cloudy, almost murky consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of dank hops, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, malt, and bubblegum.

T: Tasted of a hint of malt (mostly in the finish; kind of muted by the other elements), a good shot of dank hops (a big factor here), a bit of bubblegum (quite sweet), some tropical fruit (passion fruit), and a good amount of citrus fruit (orange, especially). A great mix of fruity sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Delicious.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth and creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A well made, easy to drink DIPA. Drinkable.
Feb 17, 2020
Afterglow from Commonwealth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 3 ratings