The Kracken
Reaver Beach Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,048
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #14,682
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 6.33%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
15
From:
Reaver Beach Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  1
SCORE
90
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 15
Photo of davidsumner
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poor - nice, not a lot of head and or lacing but it has a really nice dark amber/hazy look.

Nose - not much on the nose, light pine/resin, a little tropical fruit/citrus.

Taste - Good west coast style DIPA. More tropical fruit not grapefruit, nice malt backbone. A little ethonal, but not off putting, overall a good beer. I prefer their Hoptopus more.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Quick note: they brew this on no special occasion so it's not a seasonal or once a year release but also definitely not a seasonal. It is pretty much they brew it when they want and then you get it.
Poured a golden dark orange with spicy citric hop aroma with touch of grape. Body is smooth with a strong citric hop taste profile with touches of grapefruit sweetness and a good balance. Malts are minimal, touch of bread and mainly caramel, and this is a hop driven beer but it never lets the hops overpower the palate and the hops are not a mess. Crisp, clean finish for a simple but effective IPA...which leads me to one last thing. This beer bills itself as a triple IPA. Honestly, I think that's a marketing ploy and not much else but there are DIPAs with more ABV and IBUs but that's neither here nor there.

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The Kracken from Reaver Beach Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 15 ratings