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Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 35
Gots: 33 | FT: 5
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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-31-2014 14:35:08 | More by KevinGordon
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-31-2014 10:08:27 | More by nh2032
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vfgccp

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 22:52:45 | More by vfgccp
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-29-2014 01:12:00 | More by mtbdonn
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kkazemi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-27-2014 03:33:16 | More by kkazemi
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-26-2014 00:02:14 | More by AndyEdgar
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GregDuB65

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2014 01:37:15 | More by GregDuB65
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is lightly hazed golden amber with a tight white head and a few larger bubbles. Nose is heavy citrus bret, lots of orange juice aromas an some citrusy hops. Some light notes of leathery dusty bret as well. Taste is similar, not quite as bright. The citrus is all around with dusty leathery bret in back. Light bitterness and some hop citrus with a moderate carbonation and a very light, delicate body.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 15:53:18 | More by cpetrone84
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Nathanbolin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-13-2014 09:15:09 | More by Nathanbolin
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Greasy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-11-2014 02:45:03 | More by Greasy
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ChrisAlbertine

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-03-2014 05:21:08 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2014 02:38:37 | More by KAF
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ToastChan

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-29-2014 02:43:58 | More by ToastChan
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HopsNSours


5/5  rDev +22.9%

06-28-2014 04:01:30 | More by HopsNSours
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ajevne

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-25-2014 17:38:34 | More by ajevne
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375mL bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks man!). 2013/ Batch 2. Served in a goblet.

Pours an opaque golden straw with four fingers of frothy pale head. The bubbles slowly recede to a cap that leaves large sheets of lace.

Smells funky. Horse blanket, sweaty barn, hay and mild citrus.

The nose wasn't lying. Hay, tart grass, sweat, dirt, lemon, peach fuzz and a hint of salt.

Light body that is highly carbonation. Finishes dry, tart and funky with citrus peel, earth and souring hay.

This is a brett bomb for sure but not offensive. I wouldn't mind trying a fresh one sometime to see if any of the hops mentioned in the name were ever apparent in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 22:53:12 | More by ThickNStout
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Averwo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-24-2014 01:50:18 | More by Averwo
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-23-2014 17:30:51 | More by Spider889
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FreshZ

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 02:12:13 | More by FreshZ
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WarrenGofstein

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-20-2014 00:35:28 | More by WarrenGofstein
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wspscott

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle in Sam Adams glass
date: 2013/batch 2

A: a pretty beer, crystal clear, golden color, almost perfect white head, great lacing
S: Earth and citrus, a little tartness, no obvious hops
T: A wave of tartness in front followed by the classic brett funk/dirt. The hops are well hidden, there is some citrus notes (I assume from the hops, but it could be acid from the yeast).
M: Very crisp and dry, although not bone dry like some brett beers, lots of carbonation
O: Not what I was expecting, this comes across much more as a "standard" brett beer vs a 100% brett beer. The funk is much more apparent than I expected and the acidity is pretty high. I wonder if this is the brett showing its age (getting more funky) and the hops have faded. Still, this is a very good beer and very unique. I would buy this again with out hesitation, would like to find a fresher bottle to compare. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 00:15:02 | More by wspscott
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tykechandler

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-19-2014 04:17:19 | More by tykechandler
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jburns301

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-18-2014 04:19:17 | More by jburns301
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-17-2014 03:56:06 | More by SuperHop18
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-16-2014 00:04:25 | More by gpblackgt
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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.