Outrage IPA | Crossroads Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crossroads Brewing Company
New York, United States
crossroadsbrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PBoegel on 10-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,548
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
115
pDev:
12.19%
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and left lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are strong aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has a strong mélange of hoppy flavors but at the same time is well balanced with notes of caramel malts. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down very smoothly. There’s a good amount of hop flavors but it also shares some similarities with the maltiness of an amber/red ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Brian for bringing this to share.
Review from written notes.

Into a small tulip glass it pours a saturated tropical sunset orange. A thin layer of white foam rests on top, leaving some spotty lace as it's sipped. Eventually the head recedes to a wispy skim.

Pungent leafy hop resin aroma.

Big grapefruit notes right off the bat, juicy and fresh. Lots of citrus with a mild hop bitterness. Slightly sweet with a balanced pale malt backbone. Green resiny hop bitterness builds after each sip. Light bodied and quite sessionable. The fresh, lush citrus flavor is the real standout feature of Outrage.
Glad I got to try this one, really enjoyed it!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the source.

Standard appearance, slightly hazy orange-amber color, with a small cap of foamy white head; good retention and lacing. Decently hoppy aroma, herbal with notes of citrus pith and dry grass. Bitter hoppiness in the taste, drying, herbal, earthy, some tiny citrus notes, and dry malts with a sugary sweetness in the finish. Light-medium body, moderate carb, decently crisp, but a little stale overall. Not too bad, but nothing great.

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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Happy Hoppy New Easter April Beer Fools' Sunday (Week 684)! Between hops & wanting to make a fool out of myself, this seems like the perfect way to spend the day. I am off tomorrow as part of an amended Spring Break (Good Friday & tomorrow, but not Maundy Thursday), so I feel like I have been given an imbiber's green light. Even better is the opportunity to further The CANQuest (tm), which has now become an impossibility - new & limited-release CANs hit the market EVERY day (or so it seems). I am not giving up, but CANversely, I know that I am missing out. C'est la guerre & I do not suffer from FOMO, mofos, since I have more than enough to keep me satiated for a LONG time. Onward!

From the CAN: "outrage: /'out, raj/verb"; "An act that violates accepted standards of behavior & taste."; "This mettlesome American IPA boasts an aggressive 5 hop blend complimented by the finest British malts."

I am an outrage, so this should be right up my alley. The tab actually fought me on the Crack! as I opened the vent! I braced for a gusher as it is usually overcarbonation that causes this, but I was pleasantly surprised when nothing untoward occurred. A gentle Glug was in order as a celebration, followed by an in-glass swirl that raised just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention, leaving nice lacing in its wake. Color was a pretty Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a visit from The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus, all desirous of a taste. Nose was dank & resinous & it was making my hophead self VERY happy. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, about standard. The taste was biting and bitter, but not so intense as to be gasping. The British malts gave it an earthiness that worked well with the prevalent evergreen/wintergreen/pine tar taste from the hops. Finish was cool, dry & refreshing. This could be a dangerous quaff at 7%, but it was the tastiest of the day.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 01/12/13 notes. Had this on tap at Pony Bar on the UES in NYC, 14 oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear orange-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine hops, fruity malts, resin, and some caramel malts. Lots of citrus and pine, I like it a lot.

t - Tastes of citrus hops, pine hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, fruity malts, caramel malts, and some floral and earthy notes. Taste is super hoppy again and super bitter; quite nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Big bitter bite to it.

o - Overall a really nice DIPA. This one has a lot of pine and grapefruit hops to it, and a bitter bite in the mouthfeel. I liked it a lot and would definitely have it again.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens, NY.

Pours a clear amber, with a half inch head, and ample lacing.

Smells like pine resin, lemon, grapefruit- lots of grapefruit.

This is a really hoppy IPA, 80 IBUs or so. Tons of juicy fresh grapefruit flavor, some lemon and orange flavors, intense pine flavors, practically a pine needle flavor. A big blast- but a big tasty blast. There is not much malt flavor at all.

This one has a medium body, with a crisp and biting mouthfeel. Really, really drinkable.

One of the best IPAs I've had made in this state, excellent stuff.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jzeilinger
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark gold color with a generously creamy, one fingered head. Very bright and very clear.

S - Lots of vibrant grapefruit and pine. Malt takes the back seat and the aroma suggests this is a very hop forward beer.

T - No complexity at all, just a straightforward West Coast style IPA with a generous amount of resiny grapefruit and pine. The bitterness is a little oily and leaves a lingering resinous coating of grapefruit peel for several minutes.

M - Medium body and silky smooth carbonation.

O - I wish I could get this beer in PA, it's hop forward and "delivers the goods" for us lupulin lovers - a must try. The aroma is good but where this one really shines is the taste. Reminds me more of the West Coast, nicely done and I will be seeking this one out again next time I head to Albany.

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4.1/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Dutch Ale House, Saugerties, NY.

Pours a lively amber with a thin white film. Skunky nose. Caramel malts, a catty old ale tang, and resin hops that give a Rooibos bite. Stinging linger. Medium, chewy, sticky.

Great interplay of sour citrus, fruit and bark hops. Brings both the IBUs and the hop flavor. Give it a couple of years and it with rank with Flower Power and Unearthly among great NY IPAs.

A classic in the making.

Nice to see a new local brewer and a local bar supporting them. Keep it up!

Note: Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo and Citra according to the brewery.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Orange pour with a hearty beige foam. Plenty of sticky lacing on the pint glass. Cloudy look to the beer.

S - Pungent smell of hop resin. There are some spicy notes of pine and Christmas spice.

T - Flavors of light grains and spice finishes with a hearty bittering from a tar-like blast of hops. This beer shows how a high IBU on a standard IPA can be extremely bitter. A bit much for me actually.

M - Medium bodied beer with minimal carbonation. Finishing with a strong bitter bite makes this a beer only hop heads would go for a second.

O - Not bad, but it takes more than a one trick pony get me excited. For those who enjoy the lingering bitter taste in their mouth this is a decent beer.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into pint glass at Terrapin in Rhinebeck, NY.
Pours a hazy-ish golden color. Nice head with great lacing.
Smells of fruity piney hops...really nice.
Taste is of fruity, piney, cotton candy hops. Mild in the hops bite, but full in flavor. I have wanted to try this for a while, and it was fantastic. Great east coast IPA - full of fruity flavor with just the correct amount of bite. Worth every sip of this brew. Fantastic.

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Outrage IPA from Crossroads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 115 ratings