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Crazy Ivan - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Crazy Ivan
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86
very good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%


Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This copper colored American IPA took a wild left turn when we fermented it with our favorite Trappist ale yeast. Charged with hops, followed closely by a clove and pepper Belgian yeast character.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: TheEremite on 04-30-2008)
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Reviews by Dixonian:
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Dixonian

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the fort worth saucer. Poured into standard pint glass.

Was very intrigued when I heard about this one. I like both the racer 5 and red rocket, and I almost always love a belgian yeast.
This did not disappoint. Totally unique-cloudiness of an IPA and nice amber colour. Smell is the only disappointment I have-a bit subdued. Flavor is great-extremely smooth. Sweet and bitter. Like I said above, completely unique. Enjoyable mouthfeel and excellent carbonation.

Too bad twas only brewed once cause i'd seek this delicious bastard again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2010 01:40:48 | More by Dixonian
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S: Bit of citrus but piney and malty.

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Crazy Ivan from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.