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The Crusher - The Alchemist

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498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.75%
Wants: 309
Gots: 49 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by Seanniek91:
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4.7/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from a pounder into an Alchemist Will Becher.

Appearance- Hazy yellow/orange with nice lacing around the head.

Smell-Big grapefruit and citrus up front. Lingers into peaches and grapes, and finishes grassy. Super light hint of booze.

Taste- Straight peaches and citrus. Nectraines, pineapple, pears. Finish is lightly piney and grassy. No booze taste, but light heat is there.

Mouthfeel- Sharp, bubbly carbonation. Pretty full body. Light heat and dry finish.

Overall- Awesome double ipa. Its great but not as drinkable as Heady. Totally different level though.

Seanniek91, Mar 30, 2014
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The Crusher from The Alchemist
100 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.