11th Hour IPA
Crow Peak Brewing

11th Hour IPA11th Hour IPA
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Crow Peak Brewing
South Dakota, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,883
Ranked #27,458
3.51 | pDev: 12.54%
Jul 26, 2021
Aug 22, 2010
11th Hour IPA11th Hour IPA
Notes: Hop aroma and flavor dominate this IPA. However, the malt character of this deep amber colored ale nicely balances the hop component thus avoiding a harsh bitterness. Pure hoppiness!
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3.58 by WDJersey from Colorado on Jul 26, 2021
3.84 by MJSFS from Florida on Jun 08, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

Pours a clear amber color. 3 finger fluffy white head. Head retention is decent. Really nice lacing on the glass.
The nose has a nice, but mellow pine hop to it. There's a hint of pineapple also, but faint.
Taste - Yeah, lots of sticky pine flavor here. This is a very old school IPA flavor here.
Very sticky feeling. The hops coat, and cling to my throat, and just don't let go. Body is decent.
Solid old school IPA, and a good throwback to what IPAs used to be. I like it.

Jan 11, 2021
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3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ANPoN from South Dakota

Golden, and lacy once the head recedes. Great look in the glass.

Smells like an IPA.

Bitter and bright. A little hollow. If you like IPA, you'll like this; but it's not pushing any new boundaries, that's for sure.

Thin and smooth mouth feel.

Not bad. Not special.

Aug 18, 2020
3.5 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Jul 12, 2020
3.72 by Idahoman from Minnesota on Jun 20, 2020
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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by TheSixthRing from California

No canned date

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and brilliant orange in color with an off-white, near two-finger width head. Displays good retention before settling to a thin, consistent layer of surface suds.

Smell - Grassy, slightly piney and floral, and with a hint of bready sweetness riding beneath.

Taste - Follows the nose. Really grassy, with hints of pine and floral character accenting the hop profile. Fair malt presence, with bready sweetness and a faint touch of toffee, especially near the finish. Aftertaste lingers with that grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with fair carbonation. Drinks easy enough before a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Fair to good IPA. I'm not really one for grassiness in IPAs though. I finished the sixer no problem.

Feb 10, 2020
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1.89/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: Ice tea or copper coloring, surprisingly clear (in today's age), with a quickly receding beige head and sparse lacing.

S: More like a malty amber than an IPA, one note. Bitter. Astringent. Unpleasant.

T: Disparate malt bomb and bitter nuke. Turpentiney pine-like bitterness. Horribly strong bitter finish which lasts seemingly forever. I like the very bitter IPAs, but this is a crazy outlier.

F: Okay carbonation and dry finish on a medium body, but bitey and difficult to drink.

O: This just seems to me to be a prime example of what not to do - more bittering hops eventually is not better. This is two different beers fighting to dominate - a malty amber, and a cloyingly bitter IPA.

Jul 18, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by KTCamm from New Jersey

6/22/19...medium copper, still light, foamy lid. Pine bitter leads. Grassy too. Soft open, sneaky bitter mixed with a toffee malt. Bitter gains steam as the beer goes on. Hearty finish.

Jul 14, 2019
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2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Red_Hook_Madness from Minnesota

Would not recommend personally.

Jun 01, 2019
3.8 by Pfishin28 from South Dakota on Apr 28, 2019
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4.74/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by FergusonRyanGroll from Colorado

Great brew! Just enough hoppiness for my taste with a smooth finish. I always pick up a 6er or two when I make it to S.D.

Dec 02, 2018
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by jkblr from Indiana

12oz undated can poured into a wheat beer glass at fridge temp 6.5% ABV. The beer pours bright golden light amber with persistent light khaki head. The head recedes to an 1/8" cap and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is evergreen. The taste is caramel and evergreen with mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated, dry and a little chalky. Overall, ok.

Oct 21, 2018
3 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Jul 09, 2018
3.68 by msumike89 from Colorado on Dec 30, 2017
3.53 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Aug 16, 2017
3.5 by pistol_pete from South Dakota on Aug 02, 2017
3.39 by Blazer22 from Colorado on Aug 01, 2017
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3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

The appearance was a clear golden close to a yellow colored body with a super thick one and a half fingered white foamy head. It rises a tad and drops at a nice pace yet it still maintains a decent level head for the most part, lacing is sporadic and clings all over the place - for the most part - its a nice show. The smell has a nice piney and somewhat floral sort of aroma gracing my nose in a somewhat earthy/herbal sort of way. The taste was sweet piney and floral-ness coming through and leaves no aftertaste but a slightly dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium, hmmmm...sessionable - sure - I think I could see this with some pepperoni pizza. Carbonation is just right for an AIPA. Overall, in my opinion, this is a good AIPA.

Jun 09, 2017
3.4 by VABA from Virginia on Mar 25, 2017
3.55 by rossracing from Illinois on Mar 16, 2017
3.41 by corywalston from North Dakota on Jan 23, 2017
3.54 by afinepilsner from Iowa on Aug 05, 2016
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3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by snaotheus from Washington

12oz can served in a tulip. Bought in SD. No date on the can.

Pours clear, rich golden with a respectable head and not a lot of carbonation. Actually fairly pretty. Smell is green apple, leaves and grass.

Taste is hay and pine. Strong bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thin. Overall, it's OK.

Jun 20, 2016
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3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Can, no date:
Pours an almost copper color, with only the lightest haze (could be just chill haze). Head is light, but actually holds a medium ring and sparse surface coverage.

Nose has a light metallic note to it, which could be a sign of age. I also get a sweet bitterness that reminds me of an ESB, though the bitterness is more prevalent and pungent than that classic style.

Taste starts with a lightly sweet tea like maltiness, but is balanced against a piney to grassy bitterness. The problem blend is the two, while both present, don't seem to meld well together. Feel is a tad watery, but not too bad.

This just feels like I'm drinking two things together: a hoppy session IPA and the last running a off some wort. If age isn't part of the equation, this is easily to skip; however, I'd give it another chance at the brewery.

Jun 19, 2016
3.6 by chillin from Indiana on Jun 07, 2016
3.76 by Punisher from Missouri on Jun 04, 2016
4.25 by CRK from South Dakota on May 31, 2016
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3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Not a very good IPA. Very malt forward - certainly not the "pure hoppiness" it claims to be on the can. Tasted some green apple in here. I purchased this in an attempt to have some South Dakota beer while in South Dakota, but 1 is more than enough for me. Not a complete disaster, but would not purchase again.

May 25, 2016
2.75 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona on May 13, 2016
3 by t2grogan from Arizona on Apr 30, 2016
3.67 by BlueSpader from Washington on Apr 21, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

i must like this better than others, i must have had a real fresh can, as it was pretty darn good, and while its not necessarily the type of ipa i like to drink all the time, i really appreciate it, and see no reason for it to be ranked so low on here. it has so be centennial hops heavy, or something similar, i get that fresh milled pine lumber thing, in aroma and flavor, woody, and with a real heavy bitterness on the back end, which is very intense and delicious. there is a little richer malt base too, maybe some crystal 50 or so, and it adds more body than sweetness, making this a really sturdy ipa, robust to say the least. the hops are very fresh in the flavor, centennial it seems again, maybe simcoe too, heavy, oily, dense. dramatic really. good carbonation and a sudsy frothy feel to it thats nice as well. to me this might be more of a cold weather type ipa, could be heavy in the summer, but its better done than it looks like its getting credit for here. i have been impressed with these guys across the board in my time here in south dakota.

Mar 30, 2016
3.5 by 22Blue from Kansas on Mar 13, 2016
2.94 by Sensei04 from North Dakota on Feb 28, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

Overall a pretty decent IPA but quite a bit too malty for me. I am more of a Citrus or fruit note hops fan. Nice smooth drinker thought! Wasnt bad at all

Feb 17, 2016
3.81 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts on Feb 13, 2016
3.43 by Magery from Kentucky on Feb 07, 2016
3.42 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 19, 2016
3.25 by fthegiants from California on Dec 30, 2015
11th Hour IPA from Crow Peak Brewing
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 237 ratings