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11th Hour IPA - Crow Peak Brewing

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 20
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crow Peak Brewing visit their website
South Dakota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hop aroma and flavor dominate this IPA. However, the malt character of this deep amber colored ale nicely balances the hop component thus avoiding a harsh bitterness. Pure hoppiness!

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-22-2010)
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Reviews by DeschutesNut:
Photo of DeschutesNut
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just began distributing throughout North and South Dakota.
Opened it up and poured it into a pint glass. A light clear amber color with about a two finger head. The aroma is filled with im guessing citra hops? maybe not though. Taste is very hop forward finished off with a great malty backbone. Definately a good go to local IPA.

Great to see a descent brew come out of the dakotas!

More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up on recent roadtrip. Nice pour into brandy snifter. Looks good - dark red amber, clear. Moderate head dissipates quickly.
Nice citrus aroma and taste. Holds its own well to other IPA's.
Looking forward to snagging another batch next time I pass through.

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.94/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12oz. can into a Crow Peak "can" pint glass.

Pours a lovely, clear light copper with one finger of head that leaves some spotty lacing.

The aroma I get is mostly pine with some bread, grass and a little citrus underneath.

The taste is big, piney hops right up front with a little spiciness as well then a bit of juicy sweet followed by a lingering grassy bitterness that stays on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is thin to medium.

Overall, I think this is a very good IPA, especially if you lean to the pine, resinous flavors. Get it fresh and you've got a very good beer.

Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to a77cj7 for sending this beer my way. This is my first beer from the great state of South Dakota.

Listed at 6.5 percent ABV.

The beer pours a clear reddish-amber color with an off-white head. The aroma is a mix of citurs and pine with some bread mixed in.

The flavor is basic IPA, but it is not too strong. I get a lot of fruit - papaya, mango and orange citrus - along with some bread and toffee. The beer is pretty juicy tasting. That being said, it is a little restrained and could be more flavor-forward. Low bitterness.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Oelschlager
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of LXIXME
4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small to medium off white head slowly settles above a clear bright copper golden colored beer.

Nice but light hops aroma of cut grass and even lighter mountain pine.

Nice hops bite to the taste with the pine coming more to the forefront and bringing some of the tall-grass aspects with it.

Dryish aftertaste with the hops bite sticking around with this medium bodied IPA.

Nice hops bite to this beer without trying to be west coast or old school, it finds a nice happy place somewhere in between and I like it.

Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of roostor07
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear amber with a foamy, tan head, probably 1/2 finger in height. Moderate retention and nice lacing.

S: Light citrus with some orange and grapefruit, a little bit of grass, and some caramel malt.

T: Very similar to the aroma. Tasted quite fresh moderately hoppy, probably middle of the road bitterness with mostly citrus and a hint of pine and some grass. The hops dominate, but there is a slight bit of caramel near the end.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and a little crisp.

O: A pretty good IPA, slightly better than middle of the road probably. Goes down easy, could drink a bunch of it if I had more.

Photo of nkersten
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris for providing this can. Poured into bells tulip, burnt reddish orange rust in color tiny white head fades quickly with no lacing. Spicy hops in the nose with a hint of malt sweetness, the hops are definitley a bit underwhelming. Taste is very balanced malts to hop. Spicy hop flavor, bitter aftertaste, a bit of pale malt and a very distinct tap water flavor. Medium mouthfeel with a light carbonation, slightly syrupy. Pretty good drinkability despite the off flavors. Definitley not a go-to IPA though.

Photo of Lazerlobe
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clean toffee colored body and an active head

S: Indistinct pine, watery pineapple, light caramel and a sudsy character

T: Pine, unripe citrus, bready malt, and a meandering metallic taste. Slight alcoholic nip for this 6.5% beer.

M: Plenty of residual bitterness and the malt lends a solidifying character to the body. Appropriate carbonation.

D: This is obviously an IPA but the indistinct hop profile doesn't establish a strong character. I'd take this over BMC any day but would rather have a more harmonious balance.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Beer poured a hazy golden color with white head that laced. The scent was decent...has some fresh hops that leaned toward bitter. The taste followed suit, but it was easy to drink. Probably the best Crow Peak beer that I have had thus far. Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it was good and worth a shot.

Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of dbossman
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice bronze/copper hue with a thin head that quickly fades to a slight film on top of the beer; lacing is okay

S: Fairly nice floral hop bouquet with citrus and pine elements--and maybe a touch medicinal; actually quite pleasant all on top of a toffee and caramel, slightly sweet malt backbone

T: Unfortunately the hop/malt balance doesn't come out in the taste; the hop bitterness up front is pleasant with floral, citrus, and pine qualities prevalent but then that fades to a rather unpleasant almost soap-like flavor--luckily most of that fades as you get to the slightly sweet caramel malt presence; but all in all it doesn't quite mesh

F: Medium body with the oily and sticky quality that you expect in an IPA, but something about the texture is almost soapy

O: This isn't a bad beer but it's just not quite balanced right and the sticky-soap-like residual left on the back of the tongue is a bit off-putting

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of lawlerj
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a translucent copper w/ a slightly off white two finger head. Doesn't look to be overly carbonated.

S - Fruit, juicy hops along a bit of malt backbone. Seems to be fairly hop forward, but I'm going to let it warm a bit to issue a final verdict. A bit of pineiness.

T - Bitter hops up front - piney and a bit of resin in there. As it slides back, I get a touch of citrus, but the pine is what seems to dominate on the hop side of things. There is a nice malt profile - not overly sweet. More straight up bread than caramel or toffee like in some IPAs.

M - medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Not too bad. A nicely balanced IPA offering from a brewery that I really have been starting to like. Plus one for cans.

Photo of Grubba
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of trappistlover
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(12oz can courtesy of Fata!!). My South Dakota tick! Pours mostly clear copper-small amount of yeast in suspension-with thick off-white head. Nice lacing and light carbonation. Aroma of dank, sweaty hops, sweet hard candy and some pine. Taste is sweet with a bit of metallic off-note. Bitterness builds. Medium bodied with oily/sticky texture. Bitter finish. Not very good.

Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich caramel color with a very small head. Smell is of hops, not much else. Taste is the same, hops are present, really no other flavors, no malt balance to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall a decent brew, but nothing special.

Photo of thelargeone
2.4/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 6.5% ABV, 0 08 02 above the UPC.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for knocking another state of my "to-tick" list!

A - Sexy deep amber bronze color with a great clarity but a lack of carbonation is noticeable on the crack of the can. Very low off-white head with no retention and almost no lace left over.

S - Spicy pine and resiny citrus hops hit up front but aren't really big. There is a beefy amber malt backing with notes of caramel in it too. Light hints of pineapple and grapefruit are enjoyable.

T - Harsh pine and bitter resin slap the tongue up front with a bite and a mild amber malt backbone seems absent, probably due to fact my taste buds are demolished. No real nice fruity flavors the aroma signaled. All the complexity is driven away...

M - ...by the harsh unbalanced bitterness. A little thin with a smooth, oily, low carbonation finish. Needs a lot more balance.

D - Fairly refreshing but harder to drink because of the harsh unbalanced bitter finish that grips the tongue so violently. I like the aroma but the flavor is such a departure from that.

Photo of Pfreiesleben
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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11th Hour IPA from Crow Peak Brewing
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