Trellis Buster | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA

Brewed with more hops than we have ever used in a single beer, this resinous trellis-busting hop bomb is bursting with bold character. We've tailored the malt profile to deliver a ridiculously smooth and drinkable double IPA; dry-hopped with Azacca, Citram Motueka, and Simcoe.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,886
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
109
pDev:
5.69%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy pale yellowish with modest foam in the snifter. What ever happened to those orange DIPAS? The mouthfeel is pleasantly sudsy with a distinct acidic slash. Aroma is delicious, gardenia and tangerine. There is a sweet start, definitely sweet orange.

Malty but not thick, the alcohol adds a sharp finish while the carbonation mellows it out. Flavors of orange emerge as the dominant. Hints of pineapple and mango. Overall this is not excessively bitter, and for the hop enthusiast it's a good ride with interesting hops. From the 12 oz can, a supermarket six-pack purchased in northwest Washington.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walnut
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbarny76
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Beer, Wow! Perfect balance of Hops and Malts! One of the best DIPA's I've had to date!

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DAS30
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, grapefruit and toasted caramel. Sweet tropical fruit with a nice toasted caramel backbone.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The hazy light orange-tinged golden yellow colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1” ivory head that recedes slowly to a cap of foam and thena thin irregular island of foam and a ring around the glass while leaving a nice web of lacing involving rings, patches and legs of foam. Sipping creates a few lines, arches and lots of small patches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas have lots of citrus (e.g., orange, tangerine) and citric zest. There are also some tropical fruits against a barely noticeable background of bready malt.

Much as expected from the nose, the flavors are full of citrus such as the orange and citric zest but there’s also a bit of resin. The tropical fruits include some mango, pineapple, passionfruit and there even seems to be something like a bit of honeydew melon here. The malt sweetness serves as a backdrop to soften and smooth the slightly more forward bitterness that seems mostly a bit resinous combine with citric zest from some grapefruit and orange.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the active but moderate carbonation. The finish begins as most of the fruit flavors begin to fade away to leave the long dry ending to the light resinous and citric zest bitterness in the back of the palate that takes a long time to disappear.

Drinkable, well made and brings to mind unsweetened mixed juices. Not a lot of bitterness here but what there is is both noticeable and well controlled, even smooth. Lots to enjoy here. Think I’ll go find another one at the bottle shop where I found this one.

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Photo of rwill2001
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Slarson7
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fresh can poured less than 2 months old.
L: when I popped the top, I did a double take because the color was so different. It was lighter in color, like a pale milky yellow peachy orange, but cloudy and thick. Bold move, I like it!
S: Citrus, grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Took a huge sniff before each sip then sometimes I would place my nose just above the rim and stay there a moment... that’s when I picked up on a lovely rich malt that went perfectly with the strong citrus!
T: strong and flavorful yet smooth and drinkable. Ripe citrus hoppy goodness! Not overly bitter.
F: Not as resinous and thick as I thought it might be, but I haven’t had anything that felt better. Good bite, not boozy, good thickness.
O: Brewed in Colorado and I love finding CO craft in Alabama. This is a must try. Yeah, I thought it might be thicker and more resinous just from drooling over the can description, but after drinking many different top rated DIPA’s I’ve come to the conclusion that this is as good as it gets. Western Market on Rocky Ridge, thanks for having an awesome selection!

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

Photo of JohnTurano
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz can into snifter. Color is a cloudy pale yellow with a 2 finger head that fades slowly and leaves webbed lacing on my glass. The scent is lovely citrus, pineapple with an incredible citrus/tropical juicy aroma to it. Tasty topical fruits with more of the same citrus, tangerine, strawberry, and pineapples. Very mild bitterness, malt in the finish. Excellent carbonation with oily hop residue and dry finish. It is smooth with a hint of berry and goes down like an APA.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Hazed-out pale blonde. 1 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Gooseberry, mango, dank, wintergreen, grapefruit, tangerine, and oats.

Taste
T Gooseberry, mango juice, guava nectar, and tangerine. Lightly dank and resiny. Oaty maltiness. Finishes with sweetened grapefruit juice.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, oily, smooth, and juicy with only a touch of bitterness.

Overall
Crooked Stave makes some killer IPAs.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, snifter glass. Cloudy golden yellow body, pulpy with a one and half finger frothy white head, good retention and plenty of lacing. Smell is citrus zest, a bit of orange peel, light caramel, a bit of mineral and a touch of grain. Flavour follows, citrus peel, tangerine, sweet caramel and touch of white sugar, orange juice, resin. Big hops, floral. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, good carbonation, smooth carbonation, light resin and floral on the finish.

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Photo of GreenMind
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pkkosmatka
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trellis Buster from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 109 ratings