The Cryo
Everybody's Brewing

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,648
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
86
Ranked #23,609
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 4.91%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
21
From:
Everybody's Brewing
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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86
Very Good
Notes: Using an innovative cryogenic process, lupulin glands are separated from the hop cone, leaving behind a “hop powder” containing all the flavor and aroma oils. Enjoy the huge aroma and juicy flavor from the pounds of Mosaic in this experimental IPA.
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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from beertunes. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/11/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.9%. Overall this is an excellent hazy IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; nicely soft andf not overly aggressive. Great Mosaic showcase. Very vibrant, juicy, dank, and earthy hops; with a great clean bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering crisp resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Loved the hop profile as expected. No complaints.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i swear this was sold as cryo chronic at the brewery, i was a few deep, but thats the name i recall for it. is that this beer? they just dropped the chronic part of the name at some point? or is that a different version of this? from what i can tell, they are both done with cryo mosaic, and have the same abv, so i am assuming the same beer. if i am wrong, some one let me know. this is really tasty stuff, if i have it right, in fact i liked all the hoppy beer in here. the mosaic pops in this, starts earlier and stays later than i am used to it doing in beers like this, which is to say primarily dry hopped. that must be the cryo format, which i have known to amplify other varietals as well. not sure if this is mosaic alone, or if there are other hops in the mix, but it drips with pineapple, spruce, and tangerine. i get tons of hops and very little of the greenness that often comes at this dosage, which is again a major plus of the cryo hops. lots of carbonation, palate coating resins, but a clean swallow and almost crisp ferment and finish, really fresh and tasty. they really have something with this one, and while i liked their stir it up almost just as well here for being interesting, i like this one for being familiar, but better than so many others trying to pull off the same thing, which is get maximum mosaic to my dome! another please!

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Photo of gopens44
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A wee bit hazy in a west coast way, dark burnt orange with moderate white foamy head that pulls back quickly to reveal only bits of lacing and a sheet of fizz. Nose is solidly in the tropical camp as I’d say mango and tangerine jump right out. Taste takes a bit different direction as it really pops grapefruit. Finishes out with primarily grapefruit and a terrific gritty bitterness but balanced beautifully by a hint of depth supplying sweetness. Only negative I have for this beer is the mouthfeel which is somewhere in the spectrum of flat and watery but not necessarily thin per se. Just odd for such a deep, flavorful beer. Mostly bitterness left on exit

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 4.79 (Including shipping)/12 oz can ($ 0.399/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 4/15/19.
“013019” on bottom of can. Stored at upside down at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Yellow and dirty-hazy.
Head – Large (Maximum 7.2 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, medium density, average retention, diminishing to an eight mm lacy ring and a thin cap with a few rocks.
Lacing – Poor. A short, broken band of tiny to small bubbles.
First pour – Light yellow, clear.
Aroma – 4 – Dry and citrusy with some pineapple.
Flavor – 3.5 – The pineapple from the nose does not translate into flavor. Weak generic citrus. No alcohol (6.9 % ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery with a bit of oiliness, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Smells good but the aroma fails to translate into flavor. Overall, better than average, but not much.

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Photo of beergoot
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi-cloudy body; bright gold in color; fine carbonation rising up through yeast trub and floaters; thick, frothy white head; some sticky fingers of lacing cling to the glass. Floral and citrus aroma; sweet. Grapefruit and light orange flavors; strong yet complementary hop bitterness. Medium body; prickly on the palate; semi-dry feel throughout.

This beer is a fine, solid IPA. The yeast debris floating in the body, although harmless, subtracts a bit from the appearance. Otherwise, the beer tastes and feels fine and has a pleasant aroma.

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Photo of vladdswrath
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a big pillowy head, aroma is dank but floral. Very sweet, lots of malt, lots of Orange, but with an almost perfect bitter cut. Mouthfeel is very oily. I digg it, but YMMV. Great, fairly inexpensive brew.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a couple 12 oz cans at Portland grocery store. Canned Feb. 5/19.
Pours cloudy apricot. Generous initial head, down to a skim in a coule minutes. Meager amount of lacing.

Mosaic strong, smooth, tad sweet. Delicious.
Sticky, oily mouth feel; a little resiny & bready aftertaste.
Very nice beer. 4's across the board.

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with two fingers of white five minute head. Rings and splotches of lace.
Smell is floral orange hops with some bread crust malts.
Taste is orange citrus hops with a mild backup of malt.
Mouthfeel is medium with adequete carbonation.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is dry and lightly bitter.
Overall a tasty and enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from ABV.

A clear copper with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose is pungent and bitter, a blend of pine, grapefruit and a rather intensely melony note. The palate opens with a potent hop bitterness, clean and bitter, with grapefruit juice, orange peel and a touch of grass. A moderate melon note is present as well. A mild caramel malt character along with a little bit of bread is present on the mid-palate, before a long, bitter finish with lingering grapefruit and mild pine note. Strangely, though, this isn't particularly crisp - it's got a slick, almost oily mouthfeel that's distracting. Medium in body and softly carbonated, this beer is decent.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Several fingers of pillowy white foam sit atop a crisp amber bauble. Solid retention.

Nose is impressive with some fruit juice sweet character and a blend of earthy grassy hops and tropical citrus and some nice pine to finish.

Pine and some sweeter citrus blossoms and just a side rider of soft tropical notes. Culminates bitter but not overwhelming and carries some of the sweeter fresher hop notes that belie its age. The cryo process apparently works. Still not as well as true fresh hops, but there's a touch of that suggestion in there.

Decently effervescent on a medium body. Good bitter finish.
I dig it as a solid west coast IPA and would gladly drink it again.

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Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in shaker pint. Poured a hazy gold-amber color with about 1/4 inch of off-white head that had moderate retention and good lacing.

The aroma featured bright hops, and very low malts.

The same descriptors on the tongue; hop forward. gentle grains underneath.

The body was medium, and had a dry finish.

Drinkability was very good. Overall, this is an easy drinking brew that can hold up through repeated quaffs. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy, golden amber in color. Thin, white head with streak lacing. The aroma is light fruit and citrus with some herbal and grass notes. The flavor follows suit, with some bite from the hops. Some resinous qualities, but a bit watered down. The malt characteristics are rather nonexistent. A decent overall beer still.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Collins Pub in Seattle.

Appearance: medium-rich golden hue with a lightish haze and a thin layer of ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: grassy, dank hops with maybe a little herbal bite. Pretty decent!

Taste: dank, earthy hops with quite a bit of sweetness. There's a nice fruitiness as well, but overall it's a bit muddled.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: a decent-enough IPA, but it lacks much in the way of distinguishing character.

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The Cryo from Everybody's Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 21 ratings