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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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Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a footed tulip glass (Temperance), quick review from notes.

Hazy and saturated orange body, slim cap of parchment tone foam. Lots of lacing and a lasting head that eventually breaks apart after the first few sips. Tiny trails of carbonation build and release around the edges.

Aroma is reserved, slightly yeasty with some light fruity apricot and citrus peel impressions.

Taste is pleasantly malty without overbearing hop character, though the fruity hop notes appear again as a nice accent. The body is medium and has a nice creamy texture to it. Overall it was a good English IPA, would drink again.

emerge077, May 13, 2014
Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -10%

brandoman63, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

scruffwhor, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The GateCrasher is a decent IPA from Evanston, IL...certainly better than the Football teams...all Big Ten fans....can yuk yuk that up...yes poor attempt at some humor...Go Bucks...beat Blue. Anyhoo...the beer poured a cloudy copper/orange with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent carries almost an amber like malt aroma with some bitter hops. The taste has some bitter hops upfront but almost a burnt bagel on the back. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall its a decent beer....I prefer American IPA with citrus and pine....this is an English style so it snot in my wheel house.

WoodBrew, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
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
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
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
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

enelson, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
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
Photo of hilgart1
3.5/5  rDev -10%

hilgart1, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -10%

BeerLover99, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jgunther71, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +2.8%

thinwhiteduke, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

bcm75, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

oldvines, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Brams17, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Norseman, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of oso
4/5  rDev +2.8%

oso, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

kodt, Jun 26, 2014
4/5  rDev +2.8%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of kevanb
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, undated, poured into a Black Three Floyds Rastal Pint Glass.

The beer pours a soft, light amber, straw color, hues of gold and copper with a hazy complexion. Atop the beer rests a soft, billowy, white head, about 2 fingers high that has nice retention and leaves a nice network of soapy lace behind. The aroma is pleasant, soft bitter hops, piney with light grapefruit, a fair amount of noble character, earthy and green before a large amount of bready malt comes across, sticky but crusty. The flavors are nice, plenty of bitter hops, earthy and piney with the same noble character that the nose suggested. Lots of bready malts and caramel sweetness finish up the flavors, but the beer certainly remains bitter and not overly sweet at all, very fine balance. The mouthfeel is nice, it coats well, has nice carbonation, not too lively, very creamy at times, nice lively feel and the finish is soft but a lightly dry sensation lingers well.

Verdict: A very nice English style IPA from Temperance. The flavors are balanced well, a nice hop character is showcased and the malts aren't too sweet. It's a bit heavier in terms of flavor profile than many of the hop forward American IPAs so it doesn't seem to be as refreshing, but still a very enjoyable beer.

kevanb, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

bschinelli, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ethanmc12, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Kevin_Young
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Kevin_Young, Jul 02, 2014
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Gatecrasher from Temperance Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.