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Half Hitch - Crux Fermentation Project

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 13
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 06-16-2013

Imperial Mosaic IPA
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Reviews by popery:
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4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright golden color. Mildly cloudy, which could be my fault but I don't see any sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Small to medium white head. Fine bubbles. It doesn't stick around all that long. Little bit of lacing. At first, the aroma seemed to be just a big, juicy dose of peaches and floral hop flavor, but after a minute, I'm also getting a sweaty note. It definitely doesn't ruin the aroma for me - maybe, I've just discovered something about myself - but it's not quite as clean and juicy as I thought at first blush. Still, I'm impressed by the peachiness, as other mosaic (D)IPAs generally haven't lived up to the hype in that department. I'm also picking up grapes, raspberries and a little tangerine. A little bit of pale, sweet malt in the background. The taste is much the same territory, but there's a bit more citrus in the bitterness. The beer really isn't all that bitter, though. Lots of peach, grape, floral hop flavor. Pale malt in the background. It's not quite as juicy and interesting as the aroma, but I'm still quite happy. Also, the beer is much lighter than I'd expect from the abv. I'll call that "well made". Mouthfeel has some weight, but again, it's lighter than you'd expect from a 10% abv DIPA. Significant hop oiliness. This is a very good DIPA. I didn't come in with high expectations for whatever reason, but Crux did fine work, here. It's particularly nice to come across a Mosaic DIPA that shows off the varietal effectively.

More User Reviews:
Photo of draheim
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375mL (bottled 1/6/2014) into a tulip. Pours a hazy straw color w/ a 1-finger frothy white head.

Aroma is big sweet tropical citrus, like a freshly cut grapefruit. Must be the Mosaic talking. Nice and pungent and clean.

Taste is likewise full and flavorful, with lots of pale malt evident on the first sip to balance all those juicy hops. The hop bitterness is somewhat subdued, with more focus on their bright clean citrusy character. High ABV is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, actually pretty chewy. Slick.

Overall a really nice DIPA that knocks you down with pure flavor. More drinkable than a lot of high-ABV DIPAs.

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
1.78/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

12.7 oz bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Pours hazy yellow orange with a small white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is musty stinky hops with some onion and garlic and a little vomit.

The flavor is sweet sugary malts with some vegetal spicy hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, this was not good. Overly sweet with a lot of stinky onion and garlic and a little vomit.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

32oz grenade from the tin bucket in Portland, split

Peachy-orange body - big aromas of melon, grapefruit, booze. The mosaic trend is getting a bit out of control (i'll take my straight Citra back, please) - this "single-hop" beer was just OK i thought. The alcohol wears a banana suit - you can't miss it. Melon, sugary bitter citrus, skunk, a touch metallic.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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Half Hitch from Crux Fermentation Project
93 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.