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Half Hitch - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | 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:
Imperial Mosaic IPA

(Beer added by: John_M on 06-16-2013)
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Reviews by popery:
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popery

California

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

01-28-2014 04:36:38 | More by popery
More User Reviews:
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Beaver13

Colorado

1.78/5  rDev -57%

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.

05-28-2014 05:37:57 | More by Beaver13
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Loganpatrick503


4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-14-2014 23:51:24 | More by Loganpatrick503
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chossboss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2014 01:01:21 | More by chossboss
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-09-2013 04:10:53 | More by Cynic-ale
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-08-2014 22:37:25 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-25-2013 06:58:35 | More by ste5venla
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-27-2013 22:55:30 | More by switzer
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-05-2014 23:52:07 | More by seanthornton152
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distantmantra

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-16-2013 00:29:59 | More by distantmantra
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FinnishTheBeer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-02-2014 23:21:39 | More by FinnishTheBeer
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DJButters

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

09-17-2013 00:20:21 | More by DJButters
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dirtylou

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

07-08-2013 23:18:03 | More by dirtylou
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SamuelR

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-26-2014 05:22:52 | More by SamuelR
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2014 05:16:18 | More by tweezer159
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Robertal

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-08-2013 02:48:39 | More by Robertal
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

12-22-2013 22:04:22 | More by Boozecamel
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-14-2014 02:18:50 | More by CRJMellor
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Booner818

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-29-2013 06:27:19 | More by Booner818
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-20-2014 02:35:36 | More by dcisco44
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-25-2014 06:06:24 | More by Hopmodium
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%

375 bottle Derek A. shared tonight... Pours clear golden with a decent enough white head and lacing.

Aroma is holy hoppy!! Wowzers... Big mosaic (I guessed Mosaic before Derek dropped the info :-) Huge/light fruity hoppiness with a bit of melon and something that I guess is floral hops... That said, this is an amazing nose.

Big bitterness with perfect malty drinkability... light malt with melon hops and a bit of floral essence.. so very drinkable.. I would love Crux all the time.. the hops get a bit catty on the finish, but I am not complaining that hard. Catty vs. Amazing DIPA... Crux wins.

3.5/4.25/4.25/4.5/4.5

06-26-2014 06:44:01 | More by JohnGalt1
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%

Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head that looks like whipped cream, with excellent retention and tons of lacing. Mmmm.. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, bready malt and dank hops, quite aromatic. Wow, this is very tasty. Piney, citrus hops melded almost perfectly to a bready malt that supports it very well. Lots of herbal esters. Finishes with pine, grapefruit rind and lingering herbal bitterness. Great creamy body with improved by the creamy head. I have not been overwhelmed by the mosaic hop profile .. before now .. This is well balanced, interesting and delicious. In an area with a plethora of excellent IPAs, this one stands on its own. Dangerously covers its high ABV.

12-17-2013 03:57:40 | More by LiquidAmber
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tompearson

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2014 16:07:04 | More by tompearson
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-29-2013 12:31:50 | More by largadeer
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Half Hitch from Crux Fermentation Project
92 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.