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Crusader - Night Shift Brewing

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Crusader
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BA SCORE
86
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Crusader commands a legion of Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe, Citra, and Cascade hops. Battle-hardened from an onslaught of heavy dry-hopping after its four-month journey through chardonnay barrels, Crusader charges forth, wielding flavors of white grape, pine, and grapefruit citrus. One sip, and your faith in its cause will be certain.

(Beer added by: tehzachatak on 09-11-2013)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-29-2013 21:45:13 | More by kscaldef
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-03-2014 18:40:27 | More by nickmantia
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-31-2013 22:12:08 | More by ScottStache
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-25-2013 23:15:18 | More by comrade_tony
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would have loved to have tried this beer fresh. The bottle date was late August 2013. Huge creamy head on this beer with a deep golden body. There's minimal nose on this. You get a bit of the yeast smell and only a hint of pine. The hops have completely faded away. Loads of white wine flavor here. Grapes, only light oak, and a bit of lemonade, which could be the last breath of the hops in there. There is no "off" flavor of old or oxidized hops, they just aren't there on the nose or kicking your palate. Overall, this was a tasty beer that had only a hint of tartness and worthwhile if you're a fan of white wine aged beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 16:26:05 | More by PHBoiler
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 21:29:03 | More by Kelp
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drewfull

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-11-2013 01:17:46 | More by drewfull
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-31-2013 11:52:53 | More by scotv
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Honey to dark amber in color with a dense lumpy head. Thick sheet of retention slides down my glass leaving foamy trails in its wake. A fine looking beer.

Smells like white grape must and grapefruit. Tastes like it smells: dry white grape skin and grapefruit juice - some hops but certainly not the "legion" of Simcoe and C hops I was promised.

Is this a thing? An IPA and grape thing? I think my last review was DFH 61 grape IPA and though I like Night Shift a little better I still don't like the combo.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:05:07 | More by donkeyrunner
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a teku glass, the beer was an amber color with a thick off-white head. There was abundant lace.

Aroma of earthy, piney hops. Some citrus and sweet fruit.

Taste of grapes, with a hint of grapefruit. Earthy hops. A little funky. Nice sweet, bready background.

Pretty smooth and easy to drink. Not overly hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 12:21:55 | More by lordofthewiens
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Massachusetts

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Crusader from Night Shift Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.