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The Crusher - The Alchemist

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The Crusher
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 6.59%
Wants: 131
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Alchemist visit their website
Vermont, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Reviews by N_Schleret:
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden color, very cloudy, with minimal head that dissipates to a light ring.
S: Mostly tropical fruits with citrus and grapefruit. Light floral.
T: Again hit with the tropical fruits. Orange, pineapple, and grapefruit, with floral flavors at the end. Alcohol is noticeable.
M: Medium light body and carbonation. Light bitterness along with a light alcohol burn.
O: A great offering by The Alchemist. Very different to Heady and a good one to try.

Serving type: can

04-10-2014 01:25:20 | More by N_Schleret
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tallboy can courtesy of Mike....what a great guy.

Dark yellow..opaque...some webbing.

Smells of sweet sweet tropicality...pineapple is noticeable. Nose is awesome...very vibrant.

Just gobs of peach, pineapple, guava, and mango smashed into a pulp. Big malt support. Sticky and boozy.

Some great flavors, nice hop notes, and a real punch in my ugly grill. Were the booze not so unrelenting this might be a real gem. As is, it's a very good DIPA that falls short of great.

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GreesyFizeek

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Can shared by Curran, thanks dude.

Pours a hazy golden blonde color, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like a big ol blast of tropical fruit, some slight booze, lots of grapefruit.

This is much more grapefruity and citrusy than the other two Alchemist IPAs I've had- Focal and HT. A little bit catty, lots of dankness. A bit more of a malt presence than I expected, then again, it's 9.6%. The malt is less of a taste and more of a presence, per se- you can feel the heft of this one.

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Does John Kimmich brew a bad beer?

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The Crusher from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.