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Half Hitch - Crux Fermentation Project

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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
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:
Photo of popery
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

popery, Jan 28, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
1.78/5  rDev -57.1%
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.

Beaver13, May 28, 2014
Photo of Loganpatrick503
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Loganpatrick503, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

chossboss, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Cynic-ale, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

acurtis, May 08, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ste5venla, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

switzer, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of seanthornton152
4/5  rDev -3.6%

seanthornton152, May 05, 2014
Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

distantmantra, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of FinnishTheBeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

FinnishTheBeer, May 02, 2014
Photo of DJButters
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

DJButters, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

dirtylou, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of SamuelR
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of tweezer159
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tweezer159, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Robertal
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Robertal, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Boozecamel, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

CRJMellor, May 14, 2014
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Booner818, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of dcisco44
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

dcisco44, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Hopmodium, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.


JohnGalt1, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

LiquidAmber, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of tompearson
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tompearson, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

largadeer, Dec 29, 2013
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Half Hitch from Crux Fermentation Project
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