Crazy Bitch | Northwest Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Northwest Brewing Company
Washington, United States
nwbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by czechsaaz on 10-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 10
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of czechsaaz
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell is kind of floral but mostly dominated by citrus hops. Some grass like fresh hops too. Malt and Yeast don't really come through.

Golden and clear and poured with a nice thick white head. The head stays as a nice thin layer and leaves only a little lacing.

Super bitter. Lots and lots of Grapefruit hops. Bitter at the start, bitter on the finish, bitter citrus peel lingers in the aftertaste. In that way, its pretty one dimensional. Lots of bitterness, not much hop flavor, very little malt or yeast in there. It's a hop-bomb. It seems really clean fermentation with a ton of hops. Edit: in the last third of the glass when it warms up it's got a big pine hop flavor.

Given that the girl behind the bar said it's a dIPA but didn't know the ABV, it seem pretty thin for the style. It has the body of a regular pale or IPA. There's not noticeable alcohol strength either.

It's lacking something. Maybe more malt flavor would make it more interesting or more in the tun would bring up the body? Honestly though, it's one of their better beers.

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Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Jconradt
3.28/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Served from 22oz bomber

A — Pours a light and clear yellow color, there almost appears to be a tinge of green around the edges as well. Thin white colored head doesn't leave behind the greatest lacing ever, but not bad.

S — Smells of lemon and pine needles, almost artificially lemon forward, quite zezty.

T — Tastes like the nose, extremely bitter, notes of lemon, pine, earthy and medicinal.

M — Quite astringent and dry, no real lingering sweetness.

O — OK overall, would actually like to see the ABV a bit higher to bring up some character.

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Photo of a_f7
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grizzbar
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mentor
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger clingy lightly yellow-tanned head over a cloudy dark apricot liquid. Smells pink grapefruit, pine, pith, baby aspirin, and over-ripe oranges, orange sherbet. Tastes hop bitter just dominating over malt sweet, hop flavor, and fruity esters. Bitter is grassy rough edgy and mixed with mildly sharp carbonation and clean alcohol sting. Hop flavor is sharp pithy, drying grapefruit, and ends very earthy and dank. Esters are peach and guava. Md in the mouth and moderate carbonation. Over all drying and woody, not particularly enjoyable.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aerol
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a beautifully clear red amber, one finger plus of pale gold head, that settles to a ring. Pretty pretty.

Smell: Aroma has some interesting spice notes, and a grassy/vegetal thing that doesn't always work for me, and isn't here.

Taste: Not balanced typical for the style, huge bitter hop bomb with scant malt flavor. I like big hop brews, so this personally scores well with moi.

Feel: Generally bright and refreshing. Lighter than I expect for the style. No alcohol heat here

Overall: Nice tasty hop bomb. A little on the light side in malt, abv, and body for the style, but the hop-riot makes up for that. Not a big "aroma" beer, odd given the giant hop assault in the flavor department. It's generally not what I'm looking for in a DIPA, but it is a ridiculously hoppy thing somewhere between a pale al;e and a barley wine, and I like that. I've dated crazy bitches before, this one I'll be seen with again...

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Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tyjudd
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of stript
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of sporklift87
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beardo
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beergoot
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright gold colored body; thick, dense, white head; lots of fine carbonation gently rising; sticky clumps of foam on the glass. Fruity aroma with citrus and pine resin notes; lemon; sweet caramel. Soothing biscuit and caramel malt flavors that quickly give way to an intense hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; chewy; residual sugars add to the body while the huge hop presence and ABV makes for an overall dry finish.

This beer delivers on its stated aim to deliver a huge hop bomb. Bitterness and aroma dominate yet there is a nice, subtle balance brought to play with the grain bill. A must try for hop junkies...

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Crazy Bitch from Northwest Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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