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Crazy Navel | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States
cascadebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cara Cara Orange Sour Blonde

Added by Phil-Fresh on 12-31-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,272
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
21
pDev:
4.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
4
Trade:
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of bl00
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016- Nice barrel character comes in to complement the orange notes. Enjoyed this one quite a bit (not that I've ever had a bad beer from Cascade). Do your self a favor and have a beer from them when you get the opportunity. Its well worth the price.

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Photo of WormGod
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

on tap at goed zuur in denver, which is fast becoming one of the most relevant beer spots in town. i had not seen this one before. its a sour done with oranges, and its really nice. it is easily one of the most delicate cascade sours i have had. usually their stuff is so bacterially acidic that its hard to drink much of, but this one just has a clean pucker, a bright tang without the teeth dissolving or the stomach turning sourness of so many of their others. the orange is fresh and young and juicy in here too, a little sweet, very natural, but also like essential oils, bitterness, and zesty intensity from the peel, kind of the best of both worlds, the whole fruit spectrum in this lighter brew. very simple pale malt grain base is nice too, the fruit really shines through it and its just enough to stand up to the sourness, this has some structure but really is quite mild overall. almost assuredly some pale wheat malt in the mix boosting it a little bit. some floral funkiness and must along with the citrusy sourness, but its gentle as well, and just adds a wrinkle without taking this too wild. i love the balance between the fruit and the yeast elements, and i like how drinkable this one is in the context of their other sours. great carbonation and brightness, super summery and refreshing, and overall just as high quality as all of the cascade stuff. i hadnt seen anything new from them in this market in a long time, so this was a pleasant surprise!

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Photo of epyon396
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerDawg
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of themayorkoch
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017-07-09
2016 750ml bottle served in little Sierra Nevada sampler snifters.

Pours with a surprisingly large head and a lot of carbonation. Smell is tart and fruity.

Taste is very orangey, and very tart. No orange sweetness -- just tartness.

Mouthfeel is creamy. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lots of orange, citrusy aromas, followed by a moderate sourness, faint wine barrel aroma on the finish.

A: Blond color with an orange hue, totally clear with a moderate white head that quickly recedes to a thin ring around the glass.

T: Lots of oranges, followed by a moderate lingering sourness, light wine barrel presence and faintly funky.

M: Medium-light bodied, moderate acidity with moderately light carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has a great Orange aroma and flavor, but is a little heavy on its acidity.

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Crazy Navel from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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