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Hop Savant - Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom

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491 Ratings
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 33
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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buschbeer

Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375 ml bottle
Served in a tulip glass
2013/Batch 2

A - It pours golden in color with a slight haze. It is capped with several inches of off-white head.

S - The smell is tart with some funk. I also get some light fruit notes.

T - It starts out wonderfully tart. I get some citrus, peach, and pear. There is a little funk in the finish, and it is dry.

M - Medium with high carbonation.

O - This beer is great. I picked out a different beer to try from Crooked Stave and the woman at the Party Source recommended this one. It was a fantastic choice. It has the perfect amount of tartness and funk. I look forward to the one I chose from these guys. I reminds me of Funky Galaxy.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 00:05:17 | More by buschbeer
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-23-2014 23:07:42 | More by dfhhead25
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2014 21:07:38 | More by HoppyBastard2
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

05-18-2014 23:28:08 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-18-2014 23:23:07 | More by PEIhop
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-12-2014 17:36:26 | More by BMart
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TheEvilGenius

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-09-2014 22:38:09 | More by TheEvilGenius
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-09-2014 02:14:26 | More by mattboyer182
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MadScientist

New York

4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is dated 2013 batch 2

A golden beer with a slight hazy. The head is long lasting made of rocky, off-white bubbles that leave a a little bit of fine lacing on the glass.

It smells of citrus with a strong, grapefruit-like aroma like the kind you get in a tart Gueuze. There is some barnyard funk but it's mild. A moderate oak aroma. The hops are faded which is to be expected with age.

A strong citrus and citrus peel flavor at first with a grapefruit-like tart quality to it. There is a medium-strong bitterness with a medium tartness against a light honey-like sweetness making for a beer that is pretty tart and bitter on balance. The finish is very dry with a citrus zest aftertaste.

A light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

I love the bold tart and bitterness in this beer with little sweetness. I have got to track down a bottle to see how that plays of the hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 23:24:08 | More by MadScientist
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-04-2014 21:50:43 | More by Zimm
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-04-2014 21:31:20 | More by SaxmanRick
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-04-2014 05:28:12 | More by thatoneguymike
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-04-2014 00:31:45 | More by Ristaccia
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Fitze

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-02-2014 14:03:26 | More by Fitze
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dividedsky727

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-02-2014 02:42:04 | More by dividedsky727
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baakabak

New York

3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 2 : centennial and simcoe

Pours a hazy straw with a pillowy white head.

Scent is white grapes,lemon,hay,vinegar,stone and inflatable pool toy.

Taste is the same as the scent. Big vinegar and hay. Vinyl. Not much hop nuance but quite bitter.

Medium-high carbonation. Full mouthfeel.

Overall it's interesting but I wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 23:56:28 | More by baakabak
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JakeWright

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-29-2014 16:51:02 | More by JakeWright
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-28-2014 13:09:12 | More by KVNBGRY
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-28-2014 01:49:50 | More by dubdrop
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2014 22:06:32 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2014 22:05:13 | More by nickfl
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terpinsd

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-27-2014 18:07:24 | More by terpinsd
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charrel

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

04-27-2014 03:39:13 | More by charrel
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Dag48

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-27-2014 03:14:21 | More by Dag48
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biertrinkenja

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-24-2014 06:19:03 | More by biertrinkenja
Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Brewery & Taproom
91 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.