Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 35
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This brew is made of a blend of different hops (36% Citra, 36% Mosaic, and 28% Simcoe). To keep things interesting, each batch is dry hopped using different experimental hops varietals. The bottles are marked on the back to show which strain was used for that specific batch.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-14-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Fluffy pillow-like cloud of a head; it sticks around for a while.

Weird. Funky. Dirty almost. A hint of bandaid hidden amongst wisps of acetone (nail polish remover) with some notes of bleu cheese, hay, lambs-wool and just a general barnyardy funk. Some suggestions of vanilla, which make me think of the oak this brew was aged in.

On the front it's tart mixed with a subtle sweetness that soon drifts off into a bone dry finish. subtle fruit flavors in the middle: star fruit, maybe even a little pineapple, though quite subdued and confounded by everything else going on here.

Complex and ponderous. Nice.

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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of NCBrewmaster
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of SwG237
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of McNazz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tranquilocigars
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Rootz
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle, 2013/Batch 2. Served in a Prairie Teku glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrus (orange, lemon), tart fruit, oak, funk, and some hay. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some green apples, grassiness, peaches, and a bit of bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew, I liked it. Definitely worth trying if you come across some, I know I'd like to pick some more up the next time I find it! $8.99 a bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.