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Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
86
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.81%


Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2013 16:09:32 | More by Redrover
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Reidrover

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2013 06:14:55 | More by Reidrover
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rado for sharing this one at AndrewK's tasting.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with grapefruit and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice citrus forward hop presence all around.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 05:46:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Amalak

New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 21:00:41 | More by Amalak
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 04:25:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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vkv822

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 08:45:53 | More by vkv822
Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
86 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.