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Gatecrasher - Temperance Beer Co.

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Temperance Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barnzy78 on 12-10-2013)
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BuzzFee, Oct 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

It pours gold with a 1 finger head of foam that shrinks very slowly. Putting my nose up close, there’s an abundance of malty aromas going on. .very reminiscent of an English Ale. The hops come across as citrus, mostly of lemon. The very same thing going on in the taste. Wow. They weren’t kidding when they labeled this as an English style IPA. Medium body and carbonation. I would love to see more brewers put out an excellent brew of this style like what Temperance did here

Bitterbill, Sep 13, 2014
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brn9000, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured a light amber color. It was a well made beer. Not sure why all the low ratings? It's worth a sip!

BGW17, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Recently received as an extra in a trade from capnmike, and shared tonight. Thanks man!

Pours out a golden orange-ish, with a half inch head, and a solid amount of lacing.

Smells great, there's some citrusy fruitiness that's quite un-English IPA-like, but then there's some nice classic aromas of toasted bread and caramel.

This is well balanced, and really tasty. It's a bit more citrusy than the typical English IPA, like noted above, but I don't really care, because it tastes good. There's some bready malt flavors, along with some earthy, grassy hop flavors buried slightly under the more American hop flavors.

This one is medium bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel, and a moderate amount of carbonation. It's one of the more drinkable IPAs that I've had.

I'm not sure how this won at GABF for English IPAs, because it doesn't taste traditionally English. Based on taste alone, it certainly qualifies, though.

GreesyFizeek, Saturday at 06:06 AM
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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%

veblen, Aug 19, 2014
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4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Tap House Grill - Des Plaines, IL
A - hazy amber-copper body, frothy off-white head fades quickly to a foam
S - huge Citra hop nose of mango, pineapple, mandarin, and passion fruit coupled with grapefruit and caramel
T - Fruity and tropical with mandarin, pineapple, mango, Juicy Fruit gum, grapefruit, caramely, bready, toasted grain, spicy - nice complexity
M - fuller body, creamy, smooth, spicy, tingly, semi-dry finish with moderate bitterness, but nice balance
O - nice surprise here! Had not heard of this brewery before but decided to take a chance on a new beer. But the problem is that this tastes like an American IPA, not an English IPA. Still nice flavors, but I disagree with the style label. It does have a faint hop earthiness reminiscent of the style but with the bold American hops I'd find it hard to call it an English IPA. Still very glad to taste it!

barnzy78, Dec 10, 2013
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into an Imperial Pint.

This beer came highly recommended by Geno, of Geno's Fine Wine and Spirits in Elgin, IL (dont let the name, or the appearance fool you, this is a serious craft beer store) I managed to pick up a six pack for the fourth of July weekend to give Temperance a shot.

A: Pours a hazy copper with golden accents. Lets plenty of light through, but is hazy enough to prevent a 'look through'. One finger of pillowy, creamy, off white head with zero pitting. Slowly fades to a thin cap leaving soft lacing along the way.

S: Mild, soft hops, piney, citrus peel, ruby grapefruit, with a mellow malt underlay. Aromas mesh very well with one another.

T: Once again, very mild and smooth. Piney hops that don't wreck your palate, but present enough to let you know you are drinking a IPA. Closely followed by sweet bready malt. Nothing to crazy here, just a very balanced, refreshing taste.

M: Easy carbonation, medium body... very APA like, leaves a nice thin coating over the tongue. Finishes with a lingering sweet and dry sensation.

O: Quite pleasantly surprised. This is a very good beer, one which I would most certainly drink again. Nothing extraordinary, but a very flavorful, balanced, enjoyable beer. Kudos.

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Gatecrasher from Temperance Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.