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Outrage IPA - Crossroads Brewing Company

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Outrage IPA
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89
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crossroads Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PBoegel on 10-24-2010)
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Photo of shadwrack
3.43/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice copper color with amber highlights. Quarter inch head and some lacing on my pint glass.

S: Biscuit sweet bread, grapefruit/lemon citrus, crisp malt

T: Bitter green hops, some caramel malt complexity

M: Medium body, good carb

st: growler

overall: A very nice IPA, but a little too bitter for me. Reminds me of Green Flash West Coast IPA. I would fill my growler up with this again. I prefer the Black Rock Stout from X-Roads.

shadwrack, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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I would say the cask is at least as good as the draft. Maybe better. Great brewery.

david18, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of PKing
4/5  rDev +0.5%

PKing, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint at the Dinosaur, Troy, NY on 2/8/12

Clear and golden with little head or lace. Piney hop aroma. Lively carbonation and medium body. Great balance between the hops and malt. Somewhere between and East coast and West coast IPA. Earthy hops with a bit of pine, contrasted with a slight caramel sweetness. Nice strong bitter finish.

LittleDon, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of shueyy
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear light copper pour thin light off white head light sticky lacing ... aroma of floral and pungent hops little bit of biscuity malts as well .... taste is a nice mix of bitter citrusy hops and biscuity malts with some pungent hops floral and resiny oily mouthfeel ... a nice spicy kick of hops and abv hidden well the bitterness still lets the flavors get through and it lingers through the finish ... sessionable brew this is a great beer from an up and coming brewery had it on tap at the brewery. Would highly recommend trying this beer.

shueyy, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of afksports
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

afksports, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of BarRoomHero88
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

BarRoomHero88, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of TerrenceOBrien
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

TerrenceOBrien, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of jeanphony
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

jeanphony, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of tubeman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

tubeman, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of renegadeburger
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ok now we're talking here

my sample poured nice hazy amber color right into my glass once again head disappated quickly but this time nice lacing left behind

aroma just fantastic real heavy graprefruit and pine aroma also some nice fresh cut grass aroma kind of a fresh meadow in there real heavy citrus mmm good this makes me thirsty

good taste too really on the border or cusp of being an excellent beer tons of potential here heavy nice bitterness with really nice sweet underbelly of malt i like this a lot

overall mouthfeel pretty good nice quite as tart and refreshing but almost there maybe a touch more of the carbonation and tightly packed bubbles

overall a solid beer the best one i have had yet from these guys

renegadeburger, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of Kendo
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Kendo, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ngeunit1, May 25, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

emerge077, May 24, 2011
Photo of musicforairports
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

32oz (half) growler from Oliver's in Albany. Pretty excited to try this IPA from just a little bit south of here.

Quite amber in color. Small head, minimal lacing.

Sweet pine flavors on the nose.

Taste is of pine and some citrus hop flavors, with a sweet, but not too sweet, malt backbone. Hops hit quick in flavor and it finishes dry and a bit malty.

Mouthfeel is medium, nothing unusual here.

A very decent East Coast IPA here. Always happy to see more upstate NY beers.

musicforairports, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of BeerTwigs
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap for the first time at the Golden Rail Ale House in Newburgh. Awesome beer and fianlly got the brewery to bring in a few barrels.

Pours a nice clear amber with a decent layer of white head. This beer has hops in the front and hops in the back. There is definitely a citrus and floral aroma on the nose with a nice finish. This beer is definitely drinkable and with the numerous hops and dry hopping there is great balance and semi malty body. You will taste the pine at at the end with a nice biterness. I would definitely recommend this beer. Try it, Drink it, Love it. At 7%, you cant go wrong.

BeerTwigs, Mar 23, 2011
Photo of Floppydu
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Press 195 (Park Slope, Brooklyn)

Appearance: Clear Amber, with a hazy white head. Light lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy and Floral sweetness

Taste: Initially sweet up front. Turns to a pleasant grapefruit bitterness that hangs around for a while. The finishing taste is similar to orange peel.

Overall I really liked this this beer. I specifically went to Press 195 to have a pint. It's a really drinkable ipa and coming in at 7% that makes this a bit dangerous.

Floppydu, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of aerozeppl
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

aerozeppl, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of 321jeff
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with a decent amount of off white head that leaves some sticky lacking as it fades.

Aroma is filled with fresh piney and grassy hops. There's also a noticeable caramel malt background.

Taste is lots of grass and pine tar balanced out nicely by some sweet malts. It's very crisp and refreshing and finishes with some dry grassy hops.

It's pretty light in body with moderate carbonation. Overall, a very drinkable and refreshing IPA. Although I prefer a citrusy IPA, I am really enjoying this one.

321jeff, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of StJamesGate
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

StJamesGate, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of UDbeernut
4.72/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at my local spot, poured into a pint glass

a: light carmel/amber color. nice sticky 1/2" head with good retention. Reduzes nicely into lacing. Lacing rings the glass with each gulp.

s: grapefruit, bitter orange, caramel

t: nice caramel malt backbone gives way to cutting citrus bitterness boasting with grapefruit, orange and slight pine. Excellent!!!

m&d: medium bodied, drying mouth from the hops. Drinkable, but not really sessionable.

Glad to see another upstart brewer in this area to give the status quo on the run.

Cheers!!!

UDbeernut, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of Press195
4.6/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at my store Press 195 in Rockville Centre Long Island and I am one lucky son of a bitch! Phenomenally balanced with an aggressive hop profile tamed by a malty backbone....one sip and you will want many more! Floral notes leave a great taste in the mouth that will only improve with another sip!

Press195, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of PBoegel
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the tasting room which is running now. Then took home a growler and polished it away last night. Sweet Nectar IPA in the Cap to Hudson Valley region.

Extraordinarily quaffable and fruity IPA with a huge flowery nose and tons of tropical and citrus fruit. The beer gets a nice 1.5 inch foam stand with nice lacing. It is bright golden to light orange in color with great clarity. The beer has a fantastic balance of hop punch and malt backbone with a nice crisp bitterness in the finish. At 7% abv it is very drinkable and frankly hard to keep out of the glass. Smooth and medium light in body with a tremendous harmony of hop flavors.

Frequent growler fills will be required.

PBoegel, Oct 24, 2010
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Outrage IPA from Crossroads Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.