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Crazy Ivan - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Crazy Ivan
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86
very good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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joshuadlight

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap sandwiched between a Pliny the Elder and a Blind Pig. I thought the beer was a reasonably good representation considering this was a Racer 5 plus a Red Rocket plus a Belgian yeast strain.
There is no way to avoid the Belgian yeast influence. It is present in the appearance, smell, and taste. But, the beer still holds on to characteristics of all three styles poured into it. I found it enjoyable and drinkable enough. I would not rebuff another were it offered to me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2009 05:58:54 | More by joshuadlight
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Crazy Ivan from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.