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Crank IPA - Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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Reviews: 48
Hads: 420
Avg: 4.45
pDev: 21.35%
Wants: 80
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: millerbuffoon on 03-06-2014

Single Hop Citra IPA
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Photo of floridadrift
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Lemon yellow with big white head, copper hues
S: Tropical fruits, hops, citrus, floral notes
T: Lots of big tropical fruit notes, slight bitterness, hops
F: Light, creamy going down
O: Tropical bomb IPA

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Photo of Sintech
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

32 ounce crowler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Translucent copper hue.

Smell - Interesting/different tropical fruit nose.

Taste - Muted tropical fruits and dank pine. Interesting.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very unique IPA. Like nothing I have ever had. Worth a try.

Grade (A-)

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Photo of Kraj30
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice orange hazy color.. really nice over ripe orange and dankness on the nose.. taste is dried orange and mango.. maybe my favorite cross over between a NE and West Coast IPA.. mouthfeel is there too.. very very well done!

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Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy golden hue with a great two finger creamy white head that fades to leave sticky lacing and great head retention.

S - Aromas of nice grapefruit aroma, good orange, very nice tropical notes. Good pineapple, nice softer malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice citrus and grapefruit, good light tropical notes, solid pineapple sweetness, there is a nice light malt too. Really tasty hops and fruit notes. Really nice hops with good light alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, little fluffy.

O - Overall this beer was really tasty, great citrus and tropical notes. Well done.

Serving type: crowler

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Photo of jlindros
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crowler thanks to osnapson (Reddit) shared with rudzud.

Can forces a huge frothy fluffy almost 3 finger head that fades fairly slowly and tons of messy lacing, quite hazy orange honey color.

Nose explodes from the pour, big tropical fruit, dank passion fruit musty pineapple, orange citrus tangerine, fresh ruby red grapefruit, a creamy thick malt base, some pith and strange grassy herbal hop, raw malt.

Taste brings tons of citrus pith, tropical dank fruits again, pineapple, passion fruit, dank grapefruit, generic fruity flavor, some tangerine citrus, plenty of pith and some rind, fair bitterness. Creamy raw malt underneath, little sweetness. Finish dry quite bitter, little hop oil, dank tropical fruits lingering.

Mouth is med bod little creamy, decent carb.

Install pretty nice, great hop profile dank tropical fruits and citrus, nice bitterness level, nice malts as well.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pleasing golden yellow hues with a half inch of head at the top of the glass
S: Subtle hops and slight citrus notes
T: Big tropical fruits, grapefruit and a little pineapple - not overly hopped, but has a nice crisp, malty finish
F: A bit light for my tastes, but very drinkable
O: Very nice IPA from Cycle - wish I had a crowler of this a few months ago as this would be an incredible summer beer. Nevertheless this is a solid, drinkable beer anytime of the year

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinks light, crisp, semi sweet. Loads of tropical fruits, papaya, mangos, some tangelos. Super drinkable. Nice cracker malt backbone that lets the hops shine. Good stuff.

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Photo of KATCanada
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 2 day old Crowler. Nice semiclear light yellow, white foam with solid lacing. Nice fruity nose I get less resin than I do with some other top IPA,s - This is good.
Medium mouth feel not overly carbonated. Very nice.
Lovely citrus. Lemon pith. Mango? Grapefruit. Really nicely integrated. This is a great beer.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.01/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A shaker glass of dark golden liquid topped with a quickly receding layer of white. Some lace.
Smell is juicy, grapefruit and resinous.
Taste is all that with a touch of grain. Balance is fabulous.
Medium bodied for the style, effervescence is perfect.
Still not sure why Cycle Brewing doesn't have a separate listing thoufh.

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Photo of Jerseybeerlover609
4.98/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had the chance to try a lot of great IPAs. Treehouse trillium Maine RR ect. This is one of my top 3 along with Alter ego and DDH Congress. This is a hoppy citrus tropical flavor bomb. Well done cycle

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +5.2%
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 +1.1%
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 +0.9%
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%
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 -6.5%
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 +3.4%
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 -2.5%
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 +7.2%
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 +4.7%
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 +1.1%
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 -6.5%
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 -0.4%
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 +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect IPA! smells very hoppy and piney as 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. 10-2015 update. had it once again. no change very consistent. Note to Cycle: Please get this canned so all can try the Best Southeast IPA Available, period! 4.90

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Photo of Shaw
4.18/5  rDev -6.1%
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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Crank IPA from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
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