Cruiser IPA | Beach Haus Brewery

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Cruiser IPACruiser IPA
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Cruiser IPACruiser IPA

Brewed by:
Beach Haus Brewery
New Jersey, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jtierney89 on 05-06-2013

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Photo of mvanaskie13
2.81/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is copper, head is off white/light tan with fine bubbles and presents with 1/2 inch thickness, some spotty lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is muddled with off hops and neutral malt, a bit sweet, touch of caramel.

Taste is similarly muddled with off malt hinting at caramel, hops are earthy or herbal but not well selected.

Mouthfeel is crisp, maybe overcarbonated a bit.

Overall a messy ipa with slightly off aromas and flavors.

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Photo of Jrosso
3.07/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnnyForeign
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
2.85/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear amber color with a 2-3 finger big foamy light tan head that was full of tiny bubbles, fading very slowly as this cloudy head dissipated at a snails pace, leaving really nice foamy lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of waffles with maple syrup, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, sweet malt, vegetable husk and graham cracker. A hint of fruity sweetness, but zero IPA hoppy character. Smells like a bitter or brown ale with heavy caramel malts. Way off the mark for an IPA.

Tastes of mineral water, caramel, brown sugar, wet grass, sweet malt, vegetable husk and graham cracker. This is my second bottle from this 6 pack, so unless this was a bad batch I assume that this beer is just not made with the correct blend of hops since it does not resemble an IPA in any way. This wouldn't even pass for an English IPA.

Mouthfeel is smooth and watery with mild carbonation, a light body and more malt that any IPA should release in each sip. As an IPA this beer just does not do anything for me. Overall not very good, even for a bitter it would not taste right.

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Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thgreatrandini
2/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Furley80
3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
2.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Urk1127
2.66/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

-Mahogany. White head
-Caramel, sweetness. Not much else
-caramel, sugar, roasted grain, very little taste of hops
-Silky, smooth, but cloying and slick, almost no carbonation, pretty flat

Sad to say but being honest. I did not like it too much. Too sweet for me. Looking forward to trying their Winter Rental this year though

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.77/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
2.71/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WaterFurnace
3.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bill_Schroeder
3.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of blameo
3.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanmcd
3.44/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of poorbuthappy
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Wasn't expecting much when I looked up the BA score, but I was pleasantly surprised when I actually tried it. Not really an American IPA (more like an english IPA or bitter) but still quite good.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BFCarr
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BuddyZ
3.48/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Phillyandrew
3.56/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rdoggg
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.13/5  rDev -33.6%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass. Brewed in Rochester, NY, and with a twist-off cap - translated to beer geek, it means it's really from Genesee. Hear that sound? It's the sound of my expectations going right down the crapper.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark copper color. The head is a finger high (maybe a bit less) and off-white in shade. Retention isn't fantastic, and the texture looks a bit rough upon first pour. All told, though, this one looks good. (3.75)

Smell: Not that IPA-like, as expected. There are touches of apricot, marmalade, and citrus; other than that, this one is a lot like an ESB. Anyone who knows me knows I don't look upon ESBs that fondly. There are plenty of nutty, toasty, caramel-laden malts around, further creating the ESB illusion. It's called an IPA, though, and for that reason I'm lowballing the aroma score. (2.5)

Taste: Yep, this is no IPA. It attacks with some caramel malts first, before *trying* to show off some piny hops. Key word, trying. The finish, aside from some marmalade touches, is just bitter without any hop flavor. Even worse, there are some nondescript off flavors I'm also getting (when it comes back up, it almost tastes like flatulence). A stinker, pretty much. (1.75)

Mouthfeel: It's not quite as failure-riffic here. For one, despite the crap flavor, it's somewhat easy to drink. It's moderately crisp and dry on the back end. However, it also seems weirdly chalky - heavy, as well. What this serves to do is expose the negative flavors even more vividly. Carbonation is above average. (2.5)

Overall: As an IPA, this is just one big fat "no". Even as an ESB it's deeply flawed. With so many great IPAs on the market, there's no reason at all to even give this a consideration. (2)

2.13/5: Stay home, and drink something like Sculpin instead

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Photo of wattersmike90
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mineo
1.9/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer seems confused between an American IPA and English IPA -- the malts are way too dominant to let any hop character shine through (and I had it fresh on tap). tastes stale with hints of rotting apple and vomit, to be honest.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with at their new brewery in Belmar, but this wasn't the most promising start, especially considering Kane's IPAs are a ten minute drive away.

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Cruiser IPA from Beach Haus Brewery
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 72 ratings