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Cryin' Holy IIPA - Steel String Brewery

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Cryin' Holy IIPA
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87
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%
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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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AmitC:
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

AmitC, Apr 25, 2014
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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

KevinGordon, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

@ 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.

wedge, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Immortale25, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

djgustafson, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of adam42381
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

adam42381, Sunday at 11:57 PM
Photo of Dogleg
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

1993Heel, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

BEERchitect, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

JohnnyK, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

clayrock81, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

andy1701, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Tgmckinn, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Axnjxn, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Nolen12, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Barhoppin13, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

jkball01, Jul 27, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

jak, Yesterday at 02:42 AM
Cryin' Holy IIPA from Steel String Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.