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Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
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 Hopmodium:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2014 01:38:08 | More by Hopmodium
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3.85/5  rDev -1%

16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 2/4/14. Pours hazy golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is biscuity malts with some orange and tropical fruit and some resiny hops. Oddly, it's a bit salty too.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts with some tropical fruit and a decent grassy, resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a solid session IPA.

05-20-2014 05:09:16 | More by Beaver13
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-03-2014 16:55:34 | More by HoppySeb
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-19-2014 02:37:03 | More by mahanson08
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4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

(Served in a Nonic)

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.

06-04-2014 20:40:33 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-16-2013 00:30:42 | More by distantmantra
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2.96/5  rDev -23.9%

Sampled as part of a blind tasting flight of session IPAs. Slightly funky nose of sweet tropical fruit. Palate is balanced between sweet malt and bitter, citrusy hops. Body is a little thin, yet also creamy. Lightly sweet note of biscuity malt on the finish.

05-08-2014 18:41:19 | More by ElGordo
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-26-2014 05:22:26 | More by SamuelR
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-15-2014 04:36:09 | More by Kevlee722
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-21-2014 00:47:08 | More by Boozecamel
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

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.

06-14-2014 20:26:21 | More by LiquidAmber
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

A. It has a dull caramel color, with a foamy white head and some good lacing. It's clearish, but kinda cloudy. No real bubbles that I can see.

S. Very hoppy scent.

T/M. Like the scent, this is a lovely hop scent. There's a bit of sweetness there, perhaps a grape. It's easy on the mouth. Semi-carbonated. Has a good earthiness to it. A bit of apple.

O. Very easy to drink. Very flavorful for a session ale.

09-07-2013 21:00:41 | More by Amalak
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-19-2014 01:52:35 | More by largadeer
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-29-2014 04:37:10 | More by dipso123
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-25-2014 15:04:02 | More by jakewatt135
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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Pint at "b2Taphouse" in Salem Oregon. $4.00 Clear golden ale with a small off white head..that goes fast but leaves attractive lace. Fine fresh grapefruit/lemon peel aromas..a small amount of weak caramel malt. Very nice lemon/grapefruit taste..fresh and invigorating. Nice mouthfeel not that thin for style but coats the tongue. Overall one of the best "Session ales" I have had.

11-25-2013 06:14:55 | More by Reidrover
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2014 22:30:21 | More by stouts4me
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-16-2014 20:18:57 | More by JohnofUpton
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3.54/5  rDev -9%

Description on bottle reads: "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."

16.9oz bottle into SN IPA Glass.

Pours a lightly hazy, golden with a foamy, off white head that leaves wonderful lacing.

Big citric, fruity hops upfront. Really inviting. Same thing in the palate with a clean, crackery malt finish.

Medium body, fizzy, foamy carbonation.

A well done IPA, or maybe APA.

06-21-2013 08:45:53 | More by vkv822
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-03-2013 23:14:13 | More by drewone
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-30-2013 03:21:11 | More by RHVC59
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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-03-2013 23:27:19 | More by dangeru
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3.86/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle opened on 8.28.13
Dated Aug 1. 13

A - Pours a clear, darker orange with a large cream-colored foamy head, with good retention.

S - Hoppy - very citrusy and piney.

T - Very light, but nice citrus and pine.

D - Good carbonation with a very light body.

O - Nice hoppy session beer. Very, very light, but refreshing.

09-07-2013 04:25:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

I had this beer at the 15th Avenue Hop House in Portland. It was my first beer of the evening and my first beer from this brewery. It was served in a 16 oz strange. The beer is dark gold & amber with a skim of off white head.

Nice aroma of grapefruit and grains.

Nicely hopped but with balance from the malts. Slightly earthy in the best way. Grapefruit and tangerine.

Mouth is decent and bit better than I expected for a 4.5 beer.

Great session beer that will hold your attention.

12-16-2013 16:09:32 | More by Redrover
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

06-23-2014 21:39:01 | More by draheim
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Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
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