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Idletyme IPA - Crop Bistro & Brewery

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Idletyme IPAIdletyme IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crop Bistro & Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 08-13-2013)
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ACBF pour - thought it was labeled as a DIPA...oh well

A-Pours bright orange with a good head for such a small pour.

S-Lots of citrus character. It smells like a few different type of citrus fruit. Some green grass and a simple malt bill.

T-Grapefruit flesh and rind, oranges and some piney flavor. There's some sort of apples flavor too. Soft floral hoppiness. Malt is biscuity and sweet. There seems to be a light diacetyl flavor going on.

M-Medium bodied. Standard bitterness. Moderately carbonated.

O-Had its highs and lows but it was worth at least trying a sample.

VelvetExtract, Jun 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy orange. Thick white head with mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, pine, citrus and sugars

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter pine and hops with a goid citrus to balance it out.

Overall: Pretty goid IPA I would have this one again for sure.

Cavanaghty, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of sgn4779
4/5  rDev +2.3%

sgn4779, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ccurrid, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of sevreng
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, given as a gift, poured into tulip glass.

A - Hazy, golden hue with two finger creamy white head on pour. Head dissipates quickly, moderate lacing.

S - Brown sugar grapefruit, woody notes in the background. Very rich and inviting.

T - Rich malt balanced expertly with a woody herbaceous hop profile that ends on a mild grapefruit juice note. No flat bitterness on the finish, dries out clean and I dig it. One of the best bottled IPAs I've had in a while.

M - Creamy and luxuriant, well-balanced carbonation, dries out clean on the finish without the lingering acrid quality problematic in a lot of bottled IPAs.

O - A fantastic IPA, I wish I could get this on tap but the bottle was brought back from Vermont as a gift. Guess I have another thing to look forward to on a future visit!

sevreng, Jul 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Sep 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

RyanOooh, May 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

mriley1984, Jun 24, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

Quinnjohnc, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

tarheels4life23, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

mikeburd1128, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

rjp217, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Squidly, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DrewRPS, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

d_brommer_nh, Aug 31, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

Mmcdonald79, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DaveR514, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

BGsWo22, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

oline73, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of makeshifty
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

makeshifty, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

They were handed out along with Lawson's at the 8/8/14 Heady Topper line at Hunger Mountain Co-Op. Who am I to refuse a new DIPA?

22 oz. bottle, cannot find bottling date poured into Belgian ale glass.

Amber liquid, decent head, good lacing, little retention

Smells full of citrus and pine. More sweet malt up front than your typical VT DIPA hop bombs. More West Coast oriented as well.

Taste is citrus and malt. Quite good. Medium bodied, a little carbonation, alcohol hidden. Good balance.

A very good surprise bottle. Will have to add to must-buys next time I am in VT.

IvoryFoxhole, Aug 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Yellolab2010, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Localbrew, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

patrick802, May 11, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
4/5  rDev +2.3%

22oz bottle. Pours a translucent brownish orange with a half inch of creamy head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is fruity and piney hops. Green apple, mango, pear and some guava. The taste is maltier than expected but still very fruity. Green apple, pear, and mango followed up nicely by some piney hops and the bready malts. Pretty noticeable alcohol burn. This one is billed as a IPA but certainly straddles the threshold of DIPA/IPA. Creamy mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a very good IPA I would grab again. I am interested in trying more from these guys.


App- 4 A- 4.25 T- 4 M-3.5 O-4 = 4

PicoPapa, Aug 28, 2014
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Idletyme IPA from Crop Bistro & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.