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Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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510 Ratings
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Ratings: 510
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 34
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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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review 950!

I wrote up a few somewhat negative reviews tonight from my notes. Lots of disappointments which I hadn’t felt like entering so I finally powered through them. Because, you know, OCD compels me. So I’m thrilled to be entering my review for the Hop Savant, my first Crooked Stave beer, and ending on a high note.

Wow, wow, wow!

From the tap this poured an incredible looking golden-yellow with some cloudy haze and this cap of foam. Impressive.

Amazing aroma with a citrusy hop profile featuring a strong tangerine presence, along with some grapefruit and a bit of a tropical fruit blend mixed in there. There’s an underlying Brett funk as well.
On the palate this combination just explodes with flavor. The tropical fruit notes and the tangerine citrus are just vibrant and lively in a way that pushes this beer above and beyond mere excellence. With the Brett character it has a complexity that is rivaled by few others. Tapers into a long, lingering, drying finish. I savored every sip and do hope I get to revisit this again someday. Try it if you can.

elNopalero, Sep 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this beer is truely perfect. Brett doesnt over power the malts or hops. This beer is perfectly balanced, so if your looking for a funky brett beer, or a strong hopped beer your not getting it with this one. Even the aroma is perfectly balanced with some brett, a touch of malts, and a nice nose feel of hops. In my opinion this is the perfect beer!

edmo1881, Jul 02, 2013
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4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Cloudy golden haze. Nice lacing.

S: Bubblegum citrus. Sour patch kids. Apple juice.

T: Tart grapefruit. Sour Galaxy Hops. Slight oak.

M: Dry, bitter, citrusy, and tingly.

O: Excellent/Delicious brew. A creative take on Galaxy Hopped IPA's with a brilliant sour/oak aged addition. One of my favorites.

mcflypie, Oct 28, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Batch 2. Opened July 2014.

A - Beautiful golden wheat body. Pure white head towers above the glass with great retention and nice lace.

S - Great nose. Well balanced brett, not overwhelming. Oak, plant stem hop character, pollen, lemon, dandelion, tool shed, and wax.

T - Wow, a lot more sour than I was expecting. Really interesting. Sour orange, pinot grigio, dry grass, banana leaf, oak, and a tangy brett finish.

M - Pretty much perfect. Well carbonated, with a fantastic medium-full body for the style.

O - Not a session brew, but a great example of what well executed brett beer can be.

vfgccp, Jul 29, 2014
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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.