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Crank IPA - Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 332
Avg: 4.46
pDev: 20.85%
Wants: 52
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: millerbuffoon on 03-06-2014

Single Hop Citra IPA
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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 332
Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank fresh from a 32oz crowler. Pours a beautiful amber brown with a medium white head. Lots of hops on the nose with floral notes throughout. Slight touches of tropical fruit and hops make this very fun to drink.

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Photo of pegasus17459
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Incredible IPA!! Unfiltered, hazy and juicy. The profile for the beer really showcases the hops. It tastes like straight hop juice, fairly dry with minimal malt.

However the the sweetness and malt are there for balance, you just don't realize it due to the awsomeness of the pure hop juice. Not very bitter either. If you have ever smelled fresh hops, thats what this tastes like.

Thin mouthfeel makes this one drinkable albeit a little less satisfying than some thicker ipa's out there. Really one of the best, if not the best ipas I have ever had.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Far superior to Jai Alai for my tastes. Pours a hazy yellow / orange with a creamy head. Looks fabulous. Nose bursts with papaya, guava, pineapple, an herbal dankness that's devoid of pine notes. Flavor follows, modest bitterness, lingering tropical finish. Medium creamy body with some clean biscuity malt in the middle.

Truly great.

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Photo of HopheadOberg
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the park IPA. Truly on par with Jai Alia in my opinion. Had it fresh out of the tap at the brewery and could not love it more. Wish I could get this in Ohio!

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Photo of Johnny_Danger
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite ipas, smell is amazing and the hop profile is juicy, fruity goodness with not an over malty taste, average carb , citra makes this beer.

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Photo of vonnegut21
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very juicy, very drinkable IPA. Definitely reminiscent of the hoppy stuff coming out of New England, just a bit restrained in every way. If this had a touch more bitterness and had a bit more citrus to it, it'd definitely be up there with the beers Trillium, Tree House and Hill Farmstead is making.

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Photo of Hopsiam14
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citra bomb! One of my favorite IPAs this one is really lovely. Flavors are very floral and fruity which is exactly what I like from a beer of this style. Cycle does an awesome job with this beer and I recommend trading for a crowler or two of this if you get the chance.

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Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives very cloudy, with an impressive and perky head capping the amber colored liquid; nice sheets of lacing

Smell: Tropical fruit aromatics, with mango, apricot, peach and papaya

Taste: Just a hint of cookie dough malts and then the fruit flavors arrive, bringing all the elements detected in the aroma; tangerine builds, after the swallow to add a slight bitter element to the fray; the finish is a fruit salad of Florida flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, a bit of a tongue coater; low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A terrific IPA; if the availability were broader it would easily make the Top 250

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Photo of jkinzey
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an unbelievable New England style IPA from Florida. The look is a hazy orange. Smell is pure citrus, very prominent Citra hop profile. Very soft on the palate with a hoppy zip but not overly bitter. This is my favorite Florida IPA and is right up there with the greats from Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, TH, and Trillium.

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Photo of HopFrenzyFl
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer looks like hazy orange juice. Insane tropical fruit in the nose and taste. It's sweet, but not in a malty way. The Citra hops really shine in this one - an outstanding beer from Cycle.

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Photo of SockPuppet
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this from a crowler a friend picked up from the brewery. Great beer. Very grassy and hoppy, like juice. This might be the best Florida IPA I've ever had. at 6%, it's very crushable and perfect for the Florida heat.

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Photo of basshaug
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this beer at a nice little pub on the St Pete pier called Hops and Props. They had a great selection of local florida beers with the very knowledgeable staff. The beer is a great florida style ipa and is actually better than most of the more recognizable breweries flagship IPAs.

The beer itself:

Look - 3.5: the beer is a beautiful golden wheat ale color. I'm guessing there is wheat in it, and it is a great summery Florida style IPA.

Smell - 4.25: definitely a nose full of citrusy hops. If i had to guess this beer has it's fill of citra and centennial. This beer packs a great citrusy nose. I would smell it if i couldn't drink it.

Taste-4.25:a nice refreshing IPA. A nice hop bite with a trailing citrusy finish. Very easy drinking and light

Feel - 3.75: very easy and refreshing, for an IPA, It is a tad thin for an "IPA" but it's july 5th in florida, so its perfect.

Overall 4.25: this beer is intended to be a refreshing hoppy, IPA, and it delivers. I hope this beer is available everytime im visiting the beaches here is florida from here forward. Great refreshing florida IPA

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it. I am all about IPAs like this. Unfiltered, heavy citrus, smooth flavor, crazy easy drinking. I'm having a moral dilemma in that I was going to give someone my crowler of this beer. Hmmmm... What to do!?

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Photo of KensWorld
4.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect IPA! smells very hoppy and piney as is a good IPA should. Taste is incredible, just the right amount of bitterness and sweet malt. It goes down so smoothly, unlike Jai Alai. This is one of, if not the best Florida IPA's available. Perfect IPA.

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Photo of Shaw
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 32-ounce Crowler filled at the brewery.

A pretty light amber or pale gold with a bright white head.

Bright aroma of juicy citrus-like hops.

Bitter and juicy but in some ways subtle to my hop-fried palate.

Body is almost creamy.

Overall an excellent IPA. Seek it out.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to greg for the hookup in a crowler! filled prob about a week ago.

a - brew pours murky yellow orange nice frothy head. classic ipa.

s - tropical fruit, spot on really nice.

t/m/o - one of the rare ipas that tastes better than it smells. big bursts of tropical citric fruit. great hop. super drinkable and delish.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I remember this beer being pretty good, along the lines of anything from MBC not named Dinner.

It's still nowhere near the Vermont Big 3, though.

For those less spoiled than myself, this is probably a great regional offering.

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Photo of Mscanlon31
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy gold appearance
Great citrus orange mango smell
Taste : same as the nose with nice hops
Overall: one of the best IPAs I've ever had comparable to Julius

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reminds me of HF IPAs and pale ales with that grassy character along with the soft on the palate mouthfeel...so good...This beer offered in 16oz 4 packs would be killer...make it happen, cycle!

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Photo of Lapalou
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy citrus bomb, great smell, a little piny, but not bitter. I wouldn't call it balanced because the city's is so in your face, but that's a good thing. Everything you want in an east coast IPA and Florida's best IPA IMO.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

received a crank-case in trade, hazy light peach color, nice foamy head, and a hoppy-citrus nose. Flavors of pine and citrus hops with mild bitterness. Love me some hazy citra hoppy deliciousness!!! reminds me of the best of NE... TH Haze, Trillium, HF..... A Winner and well worth seeking out!

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Photo of danh53
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

All kinds of flavors in this one. Its very grassy with pleasing hop bitterness and fruits abound. I get pineapple, lemon-lime, guava, mango, and peach. Its both fruity and earthy. This is a fantastic IPA.

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Photo of mynie
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold. GIANT mango pervades every inch of the beer's flavor and aroma. Mango up front, mango in the middle, mango, passion fruit, and grapefruit in the back end. Big, bold, bright, but never too sweet, never gimmicky.

I look at single-hopped Citra IPAs as existing on a continuum between two poles. Previously, those poles were marked "Zombie Dust," which is very bitter, and "Psuedosue," which is very fruity. Crank destroys that old continuum, blasting so far beyond Sue's fruitiness I could have sworn I was drinking fruit juice. Amazing.

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Photo of mtvolkens
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy yellow. Smells and tastes of lime with a hit of hops blended in right after. This is right behind Jai Alai in my IPA books. Excellent beer.

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Photo of dar482
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a completely hazy golden color.

The aroma smells like pure lemon peel, with some lemon juice on top. Huge citrus peel and grapefruit. A touch of sugary sweetness. Guava, passionfruit, pineapple.

The flavor hits up front of grass and leafy hop quality. It literally sticks onto one's teeth. Then onto passionfruit, guava, peach, mango. Then onto herbacous and grassy green drying, with a touch of lingering bitterness.

The closest thing to Hill Farmstead or Tree House outside of New England and Toppling Goliath. An auspicious introduction into the top tier world class hoppy beers out there.

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Crank IPA from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
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