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Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project

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87
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Debuted at an event that crowned our hometown "Dog Town USA," this light-hearted ale bounds with regional Citra, Centennial and Crystal hops for those citrusy notes beloved by Northwest hop hounds. We've nudged the malt bill in the other direction, for a sessionable ale that's easy to love.

(Beer added by: vkv822 on 06-21-2013)
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Reviews by Dope:
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a light, clear amber with a good sized and fizzy white head. Head fades out very slowly.

S: Mild grapefruit hop presence. A dry, crackery malt backs it up. Crisp and refreshing.

T: Grapefruity and citrusy hops in general. Nice bold flavors up front. A dry, crackery type malt - saltine like. Not overly bitter but a decent wave of bitterness follows in the finish. Lingering grapefruit in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, dry and crisp.

O: Wow, this was really nice. Really flavorful for 4.5%. This blows Founders All Day IPA out of the water for a session IPA. It's not some enormous hop bomb or layered with 50 different flavors, but that's just fine given what this beer is supposed to be. What it is supposed to be a is a nice, easy drinking session IPA and it delivers exactly that. Great balance, great bright hop flavors and it just works.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 03:27:22 | More by Dope
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear honey color w/ a nice frothy white head, patchy lace.

Aroma is nice pleasant citrusy NW hops and an underlying malt sweetness.

Taste is likewise a balance of spicy, bitter hops and pale biscuity malt. Light and refreshing with a crisp finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit light in the body, as would be expected for a 4.5% session ale. The upside of this is how clean and drinkable this beer is.

Overall a really nice drinkable session ale. It didn't knock my socks off, but then it's not supposed to. Very enjoyable for what it is.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with some coppery notes and a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Light, but pleasant aroma of biscuit malt, citrus hops and light fruit. Flavor is a great blend of biscuit and caramel malt, grassy and citrus hops, tropical fruit and citrus, finishing with grassy hop bitterness with a touch of lemon citrus. Medium bodied. Relatively light flavored for an IPA, but considering the mild ABV, remarkably balanced and tasty. I'm not a big fan of the session IPA style, but this is very nicely done, and I'd get it again any time.

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4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
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A- This beer pours a touch of haze to an aged copper body that has a nice swirl of microcarbonation rising to the surface. There is a thin sticky film of snow white foam that sticks in sheets to the glass with each sip.

S- The full aromatic green floral hops come through as soon as the beer is sat infront of me. There is a pine resin character that finishes the aroma with hints of a slight musty pale malt note that grows as the beer opens. This beer makes me want to just sit an smell it all day.

T- The rich pine resin hops blends with some unripe fruit hops and a mix of pale malt and cracker malt in the finish. This finish is a bit dry with some papery green hop flavors lingering. The pine resin flavor hangs on the tongue but there is no bitterness to it.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- This beer is a full of great hop character with enough depth to keep it interesting but also staying light enough to make a great session beer.

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Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.