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The Crusher - The Alchemist

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The CrusherThe Crusher

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329 Ratings
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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 6.77%
Wants: 189
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Crusher is an American Double IPA that I started making years ago at the old pub. Hop heads were constantly asking for more hops. So, in the words of Frank Zappa, "Did you say you want some more? Well here's some more." While I enjoy hops with the rest of them, I still try to maintain some semblance of balance and drinkability. This beer is oozing with hop flavor and aroma with a very dry finish. Enjoy responsibly, this one can sneak up on you.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-05-2014)
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wolf_switzer

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

08-30-2014 04:40:37 | More by wolf_switzer
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benloho

Tennessee

4.7/5  rDev +2.6%

08-30-2014 02:18:29 | More by benloho
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +0.2%

08-30-2014 00:56:15 | More by jzeilinger
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Thebrewracho

California

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

08-29-2014 22:18:02 | More by Thebrewracho
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jstout26

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

08-29-2014 00:37:54 | More by jstout26
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Rideguy64

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

08-28-2014 22:51:24 | More by Rideguy64
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MichaelLamb

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-28-2014 22:23:32 | More by MichaelLamb
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Quackus

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

08-28-2014 20:05:40 | More by Quackus
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rodmanfor3

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-28-2014 03:30:05 | More by rodmanfor3
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

16 oz. can gifted from GMRFx, unknown can date but purchased at the most recent Alchemist tent sale on 08/11/2014, poured into a small plastic glass at a BJCP study group, drank 08/27/2014 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - golden-orange coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see or read through), off-white head dissipates into a glass lacing that persisted throughout the drinking session, some chunky brown floaters in there but whatever; moderate alcohol legs for an imperial IPA

S: 11/12 - as expected, huge hop aroma right up front: super intense citrus and tropical fruit - mango, pineapple and papaya predominate; some alcohol and malt notes are also present but the hops are front and center

T: 19/20 - on the anterior tongue, there's a slight bitterness but is quickly overpowered in the middle of the mouth by huge pineapple, mango and tangerine notes (likely a heavy handed Citra dry hopping); some background grapefruit and peach; the alcohol is present in the taste with some minor malt characters to hint at balancing

M: 4/5 - full-bodied with thick hop oils coating the tongue, 9.6% is present but not overbearing (more like a single IPA at times); high carbonation for style/ABV and moderate carbonation

O: 10/10 - one of the best Citra-forward beers that I have ever had; on the DIPA level, I think that this surpasses HT and reminds me a lot of Surly Abrasive or Pipeworks Citra Ninja - so juicy, refreshing and just damn flavorful; I would drink this until the Holy Cows come home, wow!

TOTAL = 47/50

08-28-2014 03:23:36 | More by MNishCT77
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VegasGolfpro

Nevada

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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MPPHISH

New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%

08-27-2014 23:25:54 | More by MPPHISH
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Beer4B

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Fantastic brew. Heady Topper on steroids. Similar flavor profile and nose as HT but beefed up with more hop presence as well as malt backbone. Still very drinkable and an amazing finish.

08-27-2014 03:20:49 | More by Beer4B
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jimilayne

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2014 00:27:06 | More by jimilayne
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VTLocal420

Vermont

5/5  rDev +9.2%

This is easily a top 5 beer for me personally, better than Heady for sure, this one is special, drive/fly for it if need be!

08-26-2014 22:50:47 | More by VTLocal420
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bobv

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.87/5  rDev +6.3%

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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-24-2014 01:24:23 | More by srgj88
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The Crusher from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.