Outrage IPA - Crossroads Brewing Company
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a strong mélange of hoppy flavors but at the same time is well balanced with notes of caramel malts. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down very smoothly. There’s a good amount of hop flavors but it also shares some similarities with the maltiness of an amber/red ale.
07-03-2012 01:47:49 | More by metter98
4.22/5 rDev +6.3%
Thanks Brian for bringing this to share.
Review from written notes.
Into a small tulip glass it pours a saturated tropical sunset orange. A thin layer of white foam rests on top, leaving some spotty lace as it's sipped. Eventually the head recedes to a wispy skim.
Pungent leafy hop resin aroma.
Big grapefruit notes right off the bat, juicy and fresh. Lots of citrus with a mild hop bitterness. Slightly sweet with a balanced pale malt backbone. Green resiny hop bitterness builds after each sip. Light bodied and quite sessionable. The fresh, lush citrus flavor is the real standout feature of Outrage.
Glad I got to try this one, really enjoyed it!
05-24-2011 01:39:03 | More by emerge077
3.03/5 rDev -23.7%
On tap at the source.
Standard appearance, slightly hazy orange-amber color, with a small cap of foamy white head; good retention and lacing. Decently hoppy aroma, herbal with notes of citrus pith and dry grass. Bitter hoppiness in the taste, drying, herbal, earthy, some tiny citrus notes, and dry malts with a sugary sweetness in the finish. Light-medium body, moderate carb, decently crisp, but a little stale overall. Not too bad, but nothing great.
08-01-2014 03:08:40 | More by Rifugium
4.21/5 rDev +6%
From 01/12/13 notes. Had this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC, 14 oz. pour in a pint glass.
a - Pours a somewhat clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, resin, and some caramel malts. Lots of citrus and pine, I like it a lot.
t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, fruity malts, caramel malts, and some floral and earthy notes. Taste is super hoppy again and super bitter; quite nice.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Big bitter bite to it.
o - Overall a really nice DIPA. This one has a lot of pine and grapefruit hops to it, and a bitter bite in the mouthfeel. I liked it a lot and would definitely have it again.
01-14-2013 19:44:13 | More by mdfb79
4.2/5 rDev +5.8%
On tap at the Dutch Ale House, Saugerties, NY.
Pours a lively amber with a thin white film. Skunky nose. Caramel malts, a catty old ale tang, and resin hops that give a Rooibos bite. Stinging linger. Medium, chewy, sticky.
Great interplay of sour citrus, fruit and bark hops. Brings both the IBUs and the hop flavor. Give it a couple of years and it with rank with Flower Power and Unearthly among great NY IPAs.
A classic in the making.
Nice to see a new local brewer and a local bar supporting them. Keep it up!
Note: Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo and Citra according to the brewery.
12-04-2010 21:04:55 | More by StJamesGate
4.33/5 rDev +9.1%
A - Pours a rich clear copper-orange color with a finger of white head atop. The head fades slowly down to a spotty layer atop the beer leaving behind some nice lacing in the process.
S - Aroma is full of lots of fresh citrus and pine hop aromas. There is also enough malt in the background to provide some balance.
T - Starts off with some nice citrus hop flavor and some malty flavors in the background. Through the middle some bitterness as well as some piney hop flavor comes through. The finish is a mix of some nice hop flavor with some slight bitterness as well as some malt flavor that lingers nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and crisp with very balanced mouthfeel. There is some nice light bitterness and sweet flavors but is also really clean.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice fresh hop profile that has a nice amount of bitterness. The hop and malt profile is really well balanced.
05-25-2011 03:41:48 | More by ngeunit1
4.33/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured from tap into pint glass at Terrapin in Rhinebeck, NY.
Pours a hazy-ish golden color. Nice head with great lacing.
Smells of fruity piney hops...really nice.
Taste is of fruity, piney, cotton candy hops. Mild in the hops bite, but full in flavor. I have wanted to try this for a while, and it was fantastic. Great east coast IPA - full of fruity flavor with just the correct amount of bite. Worth every sip of this brew. Fantastic.
02-22-2012 03:43:01 | More by DrinkSlurm
4/5 rDev +0.8%
Here is a recent review I wrote on draft:
I had a bunch of these when it was on tap at the Amsterdam Ale House on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This was one of the better IPA's (particularly new IPA's) that I've had for a long time. Very in your face hoppiness but well balanced as well.
Pale/Orange color. Good carbonation that sticks around for a while and leaves a bit of lacing.
Aroma is citus/pine and very strong.
Flavor as well was so great. Perfect amount of bitterness but very well balanced at the same time.
Highly recommend if you can find it.
I would say the cask is at least as good as the draft. Maybe better. Great brewery.
04-24-2012 19:00:44 | More by david18
4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
On tap at Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens, NY.
Pours a clear amber, with a half inch head, and ample lacing.
Smells like pine resin, lemon, grapefruit- lots of grapefruit.
This is a really hoppy IPA, 80 IBUs or so. Tons of juicy fresh grapefruit flavor, some lemon and orange flavors, intense pine flavors, practically a pine needle flavor. A big blast- but a big tasty blast. There is not much malt flavor at all.
This one has a medium body, with a crisp and biting mouthfeel. Really, really drinkable.
One of the best IPAs I've had made in this state, excellent stuff.
08-09-2014 21:36:05 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
Shitty day at work at a growler of Outrage IPA waiting for me in the fridge...into my Crossroads pint glass.
A: Super clear beer. Lots of clarity. Copper color with some amber highlights. A quarter finger of white head with some lacing.
S: This is one of those beers that the hops fade super quick. I actually can notice the difference between the taste I had at the brewery and the growler now. Little grapefruit. Citrus. Piney. Lemongrass. The malt is also super crisp and fresh smelling. The nose is everything you are looking for in an IPA.
T: While the hops are there in spades I am more impressed with the fact that there is a complexity of malt here as well. The taste is fairly close to a celebration ale in a lot of ways. Little caramel malt in there as well. Really nice complexity. Finish is nice with some lingering bitterness.
M: Medium body. Carbonation is nice. Medium body.
D: The whole time I was drawing a comparison to Celabration. Really nice beer overall. I hope this will be a nice beer and the local community will latch on to it. The brewery is in a wonderful place and the people are super nice. Really nice IPA. If I had to tweak anything I would want it a little drier but I like my IPAs that way.
12-10-2010 01:38:43 | More by aerozeppl
4.23/5 rDev +6.5%
A - Pours a dark gold color with a generously creamy, one fingered head. Very bright and very clear.
S - Lots of vibrant grapefruit and pine. Malt takes the back seat and the aroma suggests this is a very hop forward beer.
T - No complexity at all, just a straightforward West Coast style IPA with a generous amount of resiny grapefruit and pine. The bitterness is a little oily and leaves a lingering resinous coating of grapefruit peel for several minutes.
M - Medium body and silky smooth carbonation.
O - I wish I could get this beer in PA, it's hop forward and "delivers the goods" for us lupulin lovers - a must try. The aroma is good but where this one really shines is the taste. Reminds me more of the West Coast, nicely done and I will be seeking this one out again next time I head to Albany.
05-30-2012 21:17:16 | More by jzeilinger
4.13/5 rDev +4%
A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is clear copper with a 1-finger ivory head. Leaves behind nice lace.
S: Not terribly strong in the nose - mainly piney hops over a touch of brown sugary malt.
T: First impression: reminds me of Sierra Nevada Celebration. Sprucey, piney, citrusy (grapefruity) hops over caramel malt - with a touch of toasted bread underneath as well. Nicely balanced - my wife the hophead thought it was too sweet, actually. Lingering dry bitterness at the back of the palate.
M: Good creaminess - carbonation is active - call it medium in heft.
O: Well done. My first Crossroads beer - it won't be my last.
06-10-2011 01:44:14 | More by Kendo
3.46/5 rDev -12.8%
A - Orange pour with a hearty beige foam. Plenty of sticky lacing on the pint glass. Cloudy look to the beer.
S - Pungent smell of hop resin. There are some spicy notes of pine and Christmas spice.
T - Flavors of light grains and spice finishes with a hearty bittering from a tar-like blast of hops. This beer shows how a high IBU on a standard IPA can be extremely bitter. A bit much for me actually.
M - Medium bodied beer with minimal carbonation. Finishing with a strong bitter bite makes this a beer only hop heads would go for a second.
O - Not bad, but it takes more than a one trick pony get me excited. For those who enjoy the lingering bitter taste in their mouth this is a decent beer.
01-30-2013 04:42:52 | More by socon67
Outrage IPA from Crossroads Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.