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Outrage IPA - Crossroads Brewing Company

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Outrage IPA
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BA SCORE
89
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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1.58/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I hate to trash a local beer but my Compadre and I dubbed this one the "lame but local" IPA and it is truly one of the worst IPA's I@ve tried in the past three years. No it's not Bud (if Bud was all I could get, I'd give up drinking entirely). But it tastes like a mediocre lager which is dry hopped to make it seem like an IPA. I'd be open to trying another of their beers but this one was a one legged Oscar Pistorious trying to win the 400 Meters (not happening).

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of shadwrack
3.43/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of PKing
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of LittleDon
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Photo of shueyy
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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Photo of renegadeburger
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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

Photo of Kendo
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
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!

Photo of musicforairports
3.55/5  rDev -11%
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.

Outrage IPA from Crossroads Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.