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Cryin' Holy IIPA - Steel String Brewery

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Cryin' Holy IIPA
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87
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel String Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Axnjxn on 09-28-2013)
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Reviews by AmitC:
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AmitC

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-25-2014 05:24:22 | More by AmitC
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

I have wanted to get over to Steel Strings for quite awhile,it's good to see their stuff bottled and in my area.Bottled on 4/4/14.Pours a deep burnt orange color with a half finger white head sits for a long period.Aromas of tropical fruits and citric hops over top of sweet sugary alcohol.Flavors are a little boozy with pronounced tropical fruit-like hops with a resiny finish,drunken fruit plays a role as well.Not as in your face sweet as way too many of the style are,just solid.

04-23-2014 21:32:15 | More by oberon
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-28-2013 03:47:38 | More by KevinGordon
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wedge

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -1%

@ Steel String

Attractive, brassy looking pour with a small white head that fades to a creamy ring. Sweet grapefruit, peach, and green pine hops in the nose along with some warm biscuity base malt. Potent fruity citrus and pine needle flavor. Some malt in there, but mostly hops. Plenty of bitterness and some oily, resinous stickiness lingering. A little better than medium bodied with a slight creaminess. Pretty good overall.

01-12-2014 01:43:30 | More by wedge
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Label says Bottle Date 4-4-14

A- Pours a dark reddish amber color with a 1/2 inch beige head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Very musty aroma that's borderline stinky. Somewhat sweet with some faded hop aroma coming through.

T- Piney bitterness grabs hold but eases into a sweet caramel-like malt finish. Alcohol is well-hidden for a DIPA and the bitterness lingers but not for too long.

M- Sharp and somewhat dry. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Easy enough to drink but it's lacking character and a pleasant hop flavor/aroma. I like Big Mon IPA a lot better.

04-26-2014 02:29:36 | More by Immortale25
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

07-30-2014 04:25:01 | More by djgustafson
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.5%

07-20-2014 04:46:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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1993Heel

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-27-2014 03:01:40 | More by 1993Heel
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%

Who says that the hop rivalry is relegated to the dry and piney west coast IPA or the more malt balanced midwestern variety. Steel String brewers insist that the south get involved in the argument as well.

Their Cryin' Holy ale puts the hop cone front and center, easily out-dueling the hearty malt balanced beneath. Though lightly sticky with light toffee and shortcake sweetness, its mildly toasted barely flavors give the malt backbone and nutty tone.

But all that is short as the hops easily take control over the middle. The peel and pith of grapefruit, oranges and a light lemony twang pull forth and bring out a strong ester character, wrapping around flavors of marmalade, apricot, cherry and fresh tobacco. That's just before its stemmy, leafy and piney bitterness lays a resinous finish upon the palate.

Medium-dry to close, a peppery warmth ensues- linking up hop bitterness, dryness and its alcohol warmth. Echoes of citrus and pulled candy hold the beer's balance deeply after finish.

07-31-2014 17:41:19 | More by BEERchitect
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-14-2014 14:58:31 | More by ncstateplaya
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JohnnyK

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

04-19-2014 00:29:12 | More by JohnnyK
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

01-17-2014 00:36:08 | More by BigGingDrinker
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-30-2014 21:31:47 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -2.8%

Poured a copper body with one finger head that left some lace patches. Aroma is comprised of a strong citric hop presence, little bit of pine and even touches of soap, spice and maybe even grapefruit but malts are subdued. The beer is the same as the malts just don't come through enough to balance a medium-bodied, heavily hop-flavored (citric with spice and possible grapefruit), so while an enjoyable hoppy beer to relax with, just isn't a cut above some other strong, overly hopped beers.

04-20-2014 22:44:18 | More by clayrock81
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andy1701

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-06-2014 22:18:04 | More by andy1701
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Tgmckinn

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-25-2013 17:16:13 | More by Tgmckinn
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +14.5%

On tap at steelstring in carrboro. snifter.

pours a dark copper color with a nice head. smell is extremely fruity with citrus dominating the aroma. taste holds true, very citrus forward double IPA . great flavor. super drinkable. medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall possibly the best IPA in NC. get you a glass ASAP.

09-28-2013 00:32:23 | More by Axnjxn
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-01-2014 14:42:47 | More by Nolen12
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Barhoppin13

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

08-03-2014 21:50:58 | More by Barhoppin13
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 21:22:50 | More by jkball01
Cryin' Holy IIPA from Steel String Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.