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Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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 -3.8%

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Photo of Beaver13
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mahanson08
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(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.

Photo of distantmantra
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ElGordo
2.96/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of SamuelR
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Skew
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JC271
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of Amalak
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Purplehat
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of JohnofUpton
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of vkv822
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.