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Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project

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BA SCORE
87
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 7.97%
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:
Beer added by: vkv822 on 06-21-2013

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.
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 15
Photo of Fatehunter
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a couple fingers of head on a clear medium straw body.
The aroma is dank pine and grapefruit.
The taste is mild but flavorful: bitter lemon, grapefruit and pine.
The texture is softer.
A tasty session.

Photo of kfey
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sintech
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of exl_90
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinL
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopTrips
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harvest06
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PG2G
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Skew
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of LouZ
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of JC271
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ViragS
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of ricke49
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

one of the (actually the most) most full flavored session ale I've had. 4.9 with this much enjoyable hop notes - a mystery! great job Crux!

Photo of Purplehat
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of krdhawk
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of flagmantho
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.

Photo of JohnofUpton
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.