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Off Leash - Crux Fermentation Project

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87
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

Purplehat, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

krdhawk, Aug 30, 2014
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.

flagmantho, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JohnofUpton, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jbaker67, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +2.8%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of jakewatt135
3.5/5  rDev -10%

jakewatt135, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of SJbigtuna
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

SJbigtuna, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of atpca
4/5  rDev +2.8%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of stouts4me
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

stouts4me, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +2.8%

HoppySeb, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of SamuelR
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SamuelR, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of draheim
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

draheim, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Bates7219, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mahanson08, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

LiquidAmber, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dipso123, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Hopmodium, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Sound_Explorer, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Boozecamel, May 21, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
3.85/5  rDev -1%
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.

Beaver13, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Kevlee722, May 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

PZBREW, May 11, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

ElGordo, May 08, 2014
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Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.