Crank IPA | Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
Florida, United States
pegscantina.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Single Hop Citra IPA

Added by millerbuffoon on 03-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
525
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
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92
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Reviews by brother_kenneth:
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Photo of dar482
4.88/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a completely hazy golden color.

The aroma smells like pure lemon peel, with some lemon juice on top. Huge citrus peel and grapefruit. A touch of sugary sweetness. Guava, passionfruit, pineapple.

The flavor hits up front of grass and leafy hop quality. It literally sticks onto one's teeth. Then onto passionfruit, guava, peach, mango. Then onto herbacous and grassy green drying, with a touch of lingering bitterness.

The closest thing to Hill Farmstead or Tree House outside of New England and Toppling Goliath. An auspicious introduction into the top tier world class hoppy beers out there.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reminds me of HF IPAs and pale ales with that grassy character along with the soft on the palate mouthfeel...so good...This beer offered in 16oz 4 packs would be killer...make it happen, cycle!

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Photo of jkinzey
4.77/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an unbelievable New England style IPA from Florida. The look is a hazy orange. Smell is pure citrus, very prominent Citra hop profile. Very soft on the palate with a hoppy zip but not overly bitter. This is my favorite Florida IPA and is right up there with the greats from Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, TH, and Trillium.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.84/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect IPA! smells very hoppy and piney as a good IPA should. Taste is incredible, just the right amount of bitterness and sweet malt. It goes down so smoothly, unlike Jai Alai. This is one of, if not the best Florida IPA's available. Perfect IPA.

10-2015 update. had it once again. no change very consistent. Note to Cycle: Please get this canned so all can try the Best Southeast IPA Available, period! 4.90.

11-2016 update, had again on tap a James Joyce, tastes like crap, blah! Must be a old keg.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.3/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright yellow with minimal head.

Bright tangy citrusy hop aromas.

In contrast to the aromas, hops contribute much less fruit and tropics to the flavor. There is some white of the grapefruit rind, and even some broccoli in the background.

Mild but sharp bitterness.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Far superior to Jai Alai for my tastes. Pours a hazy yellow / orange with a creamy head. Looks fabulous. Nose bursts with papaya, guava, pineapple, an herbal dankness that's devoid of pine notes. Flavor follows, modest bitterness, lingering tropical finish. Medium creamy body with some clean biscuity malt in the middle.

Truly great.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to greg for the hookup in a crowler! filled prob about a week ago.

a - brew pours murky yellow orange nice frothy head. classic ipa.

s - tropical fruit, spot on really nice.

t/m/o - one of the rare ipas that tastes better than it smells. big bursts of tropical citric fruit. great hop. super drinkable and delish.

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Photo of Fish365
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received a Crowler on a trade very well balanced ipa. Up there with the best.

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Photo of mynie
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold. GIANT mango pervades every inch of the beer's flavor and aroma. Mango up front, mango in the middle, mango, passion fruit, and grapefruit in the back end. Big, bold, bright, but never too sweet, never gimmicky.

I look at single-hopped Citra IPAs as existing on a continuum between two poles. Previously, those poles were marked "Zombie Dust," which is very bitter, and "Psuedosue," which is very fruity. Crank destroys that old continuum, blasting so far beyond Sue's fruitiness I could have sworn I was drinking fruit juice. Amazing.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krafty34
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Chris_Panos
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mangbus
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy gold pour from a crowler/ nice lacing on glass with good carbonation and head. Subtle hints of fruit but hops are evident. Slight bitterness from hops that lingers on the palate but the fruits are as subtle as the nose. A good beer with a nice lingering flavor.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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Crank IPA from Peg's Cantina & Brew Pub
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