11th Hour IPA
Crow Peak Brewing

11th Hour IPA11th Hour IPA
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Crow Peak Brewing
South Dakota, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,554
Ranked #27,108
3.51 | pDev: 12.25%
Sep 28, 2023
Aug 22, 2010
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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Rated: 3.48 by Gerred from Missouri

Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Clear golden color, small white head. Good retention.

Piney and grapefruit aroma, pine bark and wood more specifically, grapefruit zest and some juiciness, a hint of malt, earthy, lemony, some iced black tea.

Reminds me a lot of Lagunitas IPA. Pine bark, pine wood, pine sap, earthy, pine cone...zesty grapefruit oils, citrus and pine oils coat the tongue. Seriously piney IPA. I love it. This is one of the super nice old school liquid pine cone IPAs. Crisp, dry, biscuity malt. Pretty serious bitterness hits initially, rides for a bit and then subsides to a fairly crisp finish. Mouth is coated with oils a bit. Crushable in spite of its bitterness and intense pine.

If you like old school American IPAs, you're going to love it. I personally am a huge fan. If you're in distro, buy this! Take your taste buds for a whirl.
May 24, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can into a pint glass.
L: Pours clear medium caramel w some large steady carbo bubbles, a 1+" foamy pock-marked off white head w excellent retention, loose baggy lacing w some ghostly banding.
S: Grains, grassy hops, caramel malts, floral, a hint of orange, a suggestion of hard candy sugar.
T: Lightly sweet malts, a hint of bread, a firm hop bite, bright citrus zest, a hint of toffee, pine, hops are slightly intense but aren't bashy, fairly full flavored, lingering bitterness.
F: Firm, brisk, med to med-light bodied, bright and wet w a moderately long medium dry finish and a long linger.
O: Well balanced, excellent bittering, hop forward, gently sweet, very EZ drinking, good carbo to end. A beautiful American IPA. Would like to try this on tap. It is excellent in its style.
Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 3.32 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Oct 05, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by BeerBeast from Florida

Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by ANPoN from South Dakota

3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.5 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Jul 12, 2020
Rated: 3.72 by Idahoman from Minnesota

Jun 20, 2020
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

1.89/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75
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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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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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Rated by Red_Hook_Madness from Minnesota

2.76/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Would not recommend personally.
Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by Pfishin28 from South Dakota

Apr 28, 2019
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Rated by FergusonRyanGroll from Colorado

4.74/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Jul 09, 2018
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