11th Hour IPA | Crow Peak Brewing

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80
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218 Ratings
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11th Hour IPA11th Hour IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crow Peak Brewing
South Dakota, United States
crowpeakbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by mcallister on 08-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
87
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
12.39%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Barracudas
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rossracing
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corywalston
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of afinepilsner
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snaotheus
3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

2016-06-19
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.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of chillin
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Punisher
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CRK
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueSpader
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sensei04
2.94/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Photo of SweetChicken
3.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magery
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light to medium coppery amber with a fine two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly grainy biscuit malt, grassy and lightly citrus hops. Flavor dominated by citrus and grassy hops, supported by a mild biscuit malt body; long lingering citrus rind finish with somewhat astringent hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A hop forward IPA with just enough biscuity malt to support the hops. Hops are more bitter than herbal and this leaves the finish a little stark. A good IPA, but could use a little more hop and malt character.

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Photo of papat444
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Chucker17 for this one.

Poured from a can. Hazy, light copper body with average lacing. Very aggressive bitterness but lacks malt to strike a balance so ends up being abrasive a bit rather than flavorful. Bit of honey and tea dryness to round things off.

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Photo of nuebs
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pocketharpy
3.66/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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11th Hour IPA from Crow Peak Brewing
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