Fall Festivus | Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
crickethillbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 11-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.87%
 
 
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strohme2
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown with autumn highlights. Earthy and wood on the nose. Smell is kind of off-putting.
Caramel, tobacco, sweet malt, pine and slight citrus hop profile. Medium mouthfeel.
Listed as an IPA, feels more like an amber.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of njcraftguy
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice fall/winter beer. Good flavor but nothing special. Would drink again. Pretty low ABV for a fall style beer but also smooth and drinkable. Fairly tasty

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Photo of RJIV
4.61/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft.
Much different form what I remember, which was more of a red dominant marzen.
This beer pours a nice, solid copper color.
Smell of hops upfront with an underlying caramel sweetness.
Hops follow through with the upfront flavor, but gives way to a nice caramel, toffee sweetness.
The beer is thicker than other amber.
You can either call this a hoppy amber ale or red IPA - either way this beer is extremely well balanced between hops and malts. Really impressive from a brewery that does a lot of good not great beers.

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Photo of Hendy011
2.97/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Excellent fall beer. Too much hops lately for a fall beer. To the IPA and Pale ale person such as myself it is not an issue.

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Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev +2%

10/17/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Great body. Creamy. Balanced. All that good stuff, but I need to keep looking. Obsessed by the quest.

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of LehighAce06
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Hazed orange with a finger of soapy white head, nice lattice of lacing.
S - Some sweet malt, resinous pine, a little floral, a touch of orange zest
T - Taste is a little lacing, orange and grapefruit caramel and candy like malt, slightly piney with a nice hop portion.
M - Watery, slightly metallic aftertaste.
O - Decent amber, I was pleased with this, doesnt strike me as a fall beer, but Its complex enough. If canned it would make an excellent session beer.

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Photo of tabhill
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- big creamy rich light tan head poured over a very murky amber body. Even though it was poured down the side of a pint glass, I had to hold the pour halfway through to prevent the foam from overflowing. head lasted a few min but didn't create any lacing. slight bubbling lasted throughout the evaluation

S- very hoppy aroma with some malty notes..very nice

T- strong hoppy flavor followed quickly by an acidic taste followed by a dull malty taste. not unpleasant

M- a light, crisp feel that quickly fades to a heavy, malty feel on the tongue

O- I had to re-check the beer style because I couldn't believe this wasn't an IPA. This is a really good IPA even though they consider it an amber. would have liked it more had the heavy, malt mouthfeel not been present

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.72/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is copper, head is light tan and exploded out of the glass, hard to tell if its the carbonation or a bottling issue.

Smell is super hoppy for a beer this size, big citrus, light pine, light toasted and caramel malts noted.

Taste is also very hoppy for a brew at below 5% abv, hard to believe because the malt flavors are pretty decent as well, its not thin or watery; hops are citrus, grapefruit prominent, light pine; malt is surprisingly present in this brew, solid toast and caramel noted, hops really take over the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty solid, a little biting from some over-carbonation and strong hop flavors.

Overall, a surprisingly flavorful lighter ale, great hop presence and solid malt flavors. happy festivus

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Photo of tbeer40
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Odysseyalien
4/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of MSL94
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Varkias41
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev +2%

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Fall Festivus from Cricket Hill Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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