11th Hour IPA | Crow Peak Brewing

11th Hour IPA11th Hour IPA
BA SCORE
30.6%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 222 ratings
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
Ranking:
#39,326
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
222
Liked:
68
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
11.97%
Alströms:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
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 -6.8%
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 +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pocketharpy
3.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of halo3one
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spoony
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz can to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated September 15, 2015.

A-An aggressive pour leads to a tall head of light-tan foam. Retention is pretty good and a few chunks of lace cling to my glass. The beer is mostly clear and orange-copper in color. A few streams of carbonation support the head.

S-The aroma is grassy with pine and slightly bitter, leafy / spicy notes. I sniff some muted fruit (like orange and grapefruit) as well. The malt is lighter and dryer than many IPAs with a toasted bread aroma.

T-The taste is similar with vague fruit notes being mostly overwhelmed by leafy, green flavors like dandelion, fresh-cut grass, and some pine. Bitterness is moderate.

M-The body is lighter than average and this can is somewhat flat.

O-Lots of green, leafy flavors here, so if that is your thing this may be a good option. My impression: a serviceable IPA, but nothing to write home about. With so many good IPAs around, you have better options.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Todd
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty, Citrus, Pine, Juicy
11th Hour pours a bit hazy with a coppery body, topped with some light lacing. Malt and citrus aromas in the nose. Smooth and creamy on the palate with a malty sweetness, biscuit-like flavor, and a raw, leafy hop feel. Notes of pine and light resin are balanced by an underlying juicy fruitiness. Overall this is a good, balanced IPA.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #104 (September 2015).

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L - pretty light Amber, clean
S - malty, not much hops
T - another one you need to drink warm or won't have any taste
F - kinda gritty, little carb
O - pretty weak, but at least tastes like an IPA

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Photo of nmann08
3.46/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice gold body; billowy white head that quickly falls to a thin yet lasting layer of foam. Funky, grassy aroma; musty citrus; hint of caramel. Balanced blend of cereal and bread malt flavors with a zesty hop bitterness; twinge of orange and tangerine flavor. Medium body; mostly dry finish.

A respectable IPA if rather indistinguishable from the crowd.

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Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

State tick #47
12oz can poured into a pint glass, no canning date

A- pours a clear bright golden color with a two-finger foamy white head that retains nicely, leaving some sticky lace behind

S- vegetal aroma up front, almost like spinach, beyond that theres some faint piney and floral hop, sweet bready malt

T- fairly bland up front, followed by a hit of piney hop & some earthy notes, green vegetal flavors follow, before finishing i bit metallic

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry crisp finish

O- some oddities throughout the flavor profile, but still pretty drinkable regardless

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Photo of scratch69
3.71/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A : Dull golden glow, 80% transparent. Fluffy, stark white head with sticky lacing on the sides of the pint glass. About 1 finger remains of steady head after 60 seconds.

S : Very hard to get a nose on this one. When I can, and it's rare, it's a bit of arm pit and some peaches. Slight malty aromas.

T : It starts out fairly unremarkable, and then a sharp stab of dark Black Hills pine cone just thrusts itself right into your tongue. Surrounding this nucleus is slightly dirty tap water on both the beginning and the end. Some tropical fruit rinds are also detectable, including pink grapefruit and mango. Some rusty flavors also surface towards the finish. I'm not sure how I feel about this.

F : Light bodied, almost like water, but it retains a subtle creaminess that adds balance and character to an otherwise bland profile. Carbonation is sparse but stabbing, and it ends dry.

O : I'm sure it's a noble try, but I just wasn't overly impressed by this offering. It's quite possibly the most substandard IPA I've had yet. Too much chemical on the finish and not a substantial mouthfeel.

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Photo of Reno9
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of furballkazoo
4.48/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very nice IPA with very pronounced hop flavors.

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Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CRJMellor
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeersAndBears
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11th Hour IPA from Crow Peak Brewing
Beer rating: 30.6% out of 100 with 222 ratings
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