Hop Savant - Citra | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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99 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Colorado, United States
crookedstave.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Primary fermented with a few of our mixed Brettanomyces cultures and then received over three pounds per barrel of Citra hops, a varietal known for its tropical aromatics and pungent citrus notes.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-21-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
99
pDev:
7.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of kitch
3.12/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A 375ml bottle, bottled in May 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear golden yellow colour (as there’s still a lot left in the bottle) with a huge rather uncontrollable frothy white head that dissipates slowly while leaving a fair bit of soapy lacing.

Aroma: Band-aid, barnyard, brett, citrus lemon and apricot plus hints of pineapple.

Taste: Lots of brett, band-aid, leather, pepper spiciness, orange peel and apricot.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: There’s just a lot of funky brett with some light fruit sweetness towards the end. For me, it just seemed to be missing some tart and sour fruit to help balance out the flavours a bit.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is straight up barnyard funk, lemon peel, and Brett. Taste is lemon pith, hop bitterness, garden herbs, a hint of pineapple, and medium funkiness. All of the Hop Savant series are easy drinking, refreshing and funky beers.

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Photo of TylerJ
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mscudder
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Really hazy yellow color with huge, fluffy head. Aroma has intense brett along with bright, tropical fruit notes. Taste starts also with lots of yeast character but not cloying, it goes along really well with the hops, finishing bitter and fruity. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Really good brett beer, not overly yeasty and well balanced by the hops.

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Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Citra and Band-Aids.

I would imagine that in markets that get limited distribution, this would be a decent beer, but in a region full of great beers, this one should never be allowed to take up shelf space.

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Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Travitten
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bcuz7
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ristaccia
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dcmchew
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wedge
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 2015

Cloudy yellow color with a huge frothy head that fills up the glass and slowly deflates to a thick rocky covering. Patchy lacing all over. Aroma is heavy on the Brett...straw, flowers, lemon, herbs, apricot, and pineapple. Flavor dips much deeper into the Citra stash: mango, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon with a good dose of Brett and a little wooden dryness. Fluffy, medium-light feel with lower carbonation, finishing with some acidic dryness on the gums and a lingering hoppy bitterness. Drinks like 5% ABV. Skewed a little more towards the Brett than the tropical hops, but the two work together well.

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

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prospero
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerTailor
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of griffey123
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Savant - Citra from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 99 ratings
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