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Idletyme IPA - Crop Bistro & Brewery

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Idletyme IPA
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89
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Rifugium on 08-13-2013)
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
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 JCHOPS
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

A tropical, fruity IPA, not like any other. Actually smelled like fruit loops. Amazing tropical hop flavor with very little bitterness. Very drinkable so watch out. And great job by the fellas over at the Crop!

JCHOPS, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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
Photo of DevilsCups
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

This comes from Northern VT, so it has to suck. Big thanks to JCHOPS and Co. for the bottle :)

A - Pretty murky light orange color. Fluffly white head. Cool lacing. Nice looking brew.

S - Uh, okay...this reeks really, really good. Stone Enjoy-By type aroma mixed with northern VT hop treatment. Sold on the aroma alone.

T - Fruit juice, dank and earthy hops, a little malt sweetness and some of that oniony summit hop flavor I like. I think the correct term is a "metric shit-ton" of flavor going on here.

M - Smooth and creamy carb. Not too much or too little. Mouthfeel is perfect for an 8% IPA.

O - Yeah, so all of the VT trade wizards should direct some attention and love to Crop. If this is an indicator of their quality they deserve a bit of the HJ action the big 3 get, rightly so.

DevilsCups, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Andrick
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Very, very impressed by this beer. It is funny how the picture is actually of a Lawson's "Sip of Sunshine", because that is exactly what drew me to this brew. For about a month, I had hammered down many of those bad boys. When I went to the store last Sunday, and they were on the shelf again I decided I had way too many of them and needed to try something new. There was the Crop "Idletyme IPA" for $3 cheaper per bottle. Why not? I had one, and was blown away by how smooth it was. It was probably the least bitter double IPA I've ever tried. Some may NOT like it for this reason, but I loved it. The closest thing I could compare it to is Fiddlehead "Mastermind", which is amazing. And all three of these doubles are much better than Heady Topper.

Andrick, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of AshlandNacho
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%

AshlandNacho, Tuesday at 02:04 AM
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
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
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sgn4779, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev -0.2%

ccurrid, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of sevreng
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Idletyme IPA from Crop Bistro & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.