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Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
91
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439 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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gspeicher

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -50.7%

07-27-2013 17:38:55 | More by gspeicher
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

04-19-2014 00:27:44 | More by mpenning13
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Gmann

New York

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch 2, Centennial & Simcoe

Pours a hazy golden straw color, which is lighter at the bottom and more golden at the top. The egg shell colored head is huge and pillowy, almost meringue like.

The aroma is tart and oaky. Big lemon twang. White grapes with a subtle hint of vinegar. There is some pepper and general spice.

The taste is tart and oaky as well. Again, big lemon and white grape flavor. Slightly grassy with a mix of pepper. Not much from the malt, slight bready flavor.

The feel is light and bright with airy carbonation. Sweet and tart on the palate. Good balance and drinks very easy.

A nice tart pale ale. The hops don't really pop but the oak sure does. Worth a purchase.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 22:16:42 | More by Gmann
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-17-2014 00:16:11 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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ACarp

New York

2.89/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch 3, 2013 Simcoe and Centennial Hops
Bitter and sour do not belong together.
Looks: pale, not much head, dies quickly. bottle frothed over when opened
smell: deliciously fruity, from both yeast and hops. additional hop dankness. Slight medicinal funk
taste: Bitter and sour and medicinal. couldn't finish bottle.
Overall: I love Crooked Stave and will definitely buy them again, Surette and St Bretta are both amazing beers but i didnt enjoy this one and dont feel it was worth $10

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 02:20:46 | More by ACarp
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

04-15-2014 00:26:31 | More by robgage
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

04-11-2014 22:51:41 | More by kylehay2004
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-10-2014 02:37:05 | More by twenty5
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sloelco

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-05-2014 14:51:54 | More by MenardMa
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-04-2014 00:54:40 | More by IndyDad
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Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-31-2014 01:31:03 | More by Haybeerman
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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JohnnyMc

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-29-2014 00:32:03 | More by JohnnyMc
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

03-28-2014 23:41:09 | More by MRsojourner
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California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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apbaj

Guam

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-26-2014 09:36:30 | More by apbaj
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tabhill

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-26-2014 00:48:22 | More by tabhill
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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trxxpaxxs

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-21-2014 05:03:46 | More by afsdan
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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.