Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project
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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
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
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
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
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
3.9/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip. Independent of the beer itself -- I love Crux's cutaway windrose logo on the label. Some of the most creative packaging I've seen.
Appearance: light golden hue with a little touch of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam. Not exactly an IPA look, but for a session ale not too bad.
Smell: fruity hops with a grapefruit and tangerine character over a light malt base. Pretty good for a session IPA, both in strength and composition.
Taste: quite a lot like the aroma, but with a nice underlying sweetness. While the aroma was a piquant, herbal grapefruit/tangerine, the flavor is more of a candied citrus. Frankly, I quite like it.
Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a halfway decent creaminess. I dig it, especially for a session brew.
Overall: I'm pretty impressed with Crux's take on a session IPA. It's a hard style to nail, and I think Crux has done a better job than a lot of other breweries at putting this type of thing together.
08-23-2014 05:25:29 | More by flagmantho
3.93/5 rDev +1%
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.
11-04-2013 05:46:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
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