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11th Hour IPA - Crow Peak Brewing

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140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 14
Gots: 11 | 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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brewdoc75

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed while sitting at my Mother-in-law's house during the Thanksgiving holiday.

A: This beer looks glorious as it rolls out of the can that looks like it may contain an energy drink. Beautiful deep-amber color. Crystal clear. Moderately carbonated. The 1 inch fluffy white head on top only drops back to about 1/2 inch and seems to last forever. Really a beautiful beer.

S: Aromas of malted grain and fruity/citrusy hops greet the nose. The grains provide some nice "munich-esqe" aromas followed by a rich caramel scent. The hops are more of the fruity variety. I get pineapple, mango, and papaya at first. This is followed by some of the less aggressive citrus fruits like orange and tangerine. Good aromas overall.

T: First lets talk about the malts. This is definitely one of your more caramel heavy beers, which is something I quite enjoy. There must be some Caramel 60 in this because I really get some of that rich caramel character that it provides. There are some toffee notes too. I don't get any breadiness or toasted flavors. A little of those flavors may have added to this beer a bit. The hop choices in this beer are very nice. They provide a very fruity hop flavor with more of that pineapple and mango flavor that was in the aroma. The citrus fruits that are present in the flavor include some strong tangerine notes followed by a hint of fresh oranges. The bitterness is ample but not too overpowering. I get some grapefruit and grapefruit rind in the bitterness in the back of my throat.

M: Solid medium body. Not too syrupy or thick. Feels smooth across the palate. Finishes with a slight bitter stickiness, but not too much. Moderate carbonation.

D: Overall, I was quite impressed with South Dakota's first distributing craft brewery. I know some of the other reviews thus far have not been favorable, but I really enjoyed this beer. It is not quite as epic as Stone's IPA, Celebration Ale, Smuttynose, Furious or some of the other IPA legends, but I think it is a solid IPA. It is definitely more caramel heavy, so if you aren't into that, I'd steer away. I'm going to buy 2 more six-packs before I leave town.

Serving type: can

11-26-2010 19:48:33 | More by brewdoc75
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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.

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A: Pours a clear goldenish copper with a thin (1/4-inch) slightly off-white head which fades quickly to the rim leaving some spotty lace.

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11th Hour IPA from Crow Peak Brewing
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