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IPA | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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3.99/5
Very Good
21 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tylerstravis on 08-09-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,024
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
21
pDev:
12.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
2
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Stevedore
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a hazy and cloudy golden yellow body, one finger thick white head, good retention, lots of lacing rings. Smell is light grapefruit, a bit of zest, minerals, a bit of lemon tartness and even a touch of leafy resin. Flavour is grapefruit, light floral resin, a bit of zesty citrus, minerality and caramel. It sort of reminds me of matcha or green tea, but in a cold and resinous form. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, good carbonation, light bitter floral resin on the backend. Bottom line, another featureless hazy IPA that ended up tasting a bit like green tea but not much else to separate it from the rest.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, citrus, hop juice. Low bitterness and soft mouthfeel. Hits all the New England IPA marks that I am looking for. This is a go to IPA at a very reasonable price.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stephenlee
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rkarimi
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
2.61/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy milky yellow with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass a little.

The aroma is stinky garlic hops with some fruit and pine and sharp alcohol.

The flavor is some sweet malt with a little fruit and bitter garlic hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied but watery.

Overall, this was a disappointment. Their Sourless IPA was much better. Looks, but doesn't taste, like they are trying to jump on the NE IPA bandwagon.

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Photo of carteravebrew
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter

Aroma: holy shit this smells great! Spicy hops with fresh cut hay/grass, hop spiciness, pine resin and grapefruit zest. Dry smelling (if than can be conveyed through smell). This has to be one of the best aromas of any beer that I’ve rated to date (150+).

Appearance: dry hay-colored and completely hazy, almost grapefruit juice colored or better put, grapefruit juice mixed with a little bit of milk.

Flavor: NEVER have I tried a beer that so well captures fresh hop taste. This is superb. Fresh-off-the-bine hop flavor and spiciness.

Mouthfeel: light-medium; spot on for style.

Overall: without a doubt, this is the best standard IPA that I have ever tried. This is only 6.0% abv, which I’m happy about, because I’m going to drink several of these. I haven’t been this impressed with a beer since Lagunitas the Waldos. I love Melvin beers, but this is superior. Wonderful! I’m going back to the liquor store tomorrow to buy more. Crooked Stave makes some excellent beer. It is ironic that their best (IMO) is a standard IPA – outside of their wheelhouse.

EDIT: I have tried this beer several times since the above review. The beer has never repeated its initial quality, and my most recent can was downright not good. That being said, the original beer well deserved the high rating.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly fantastic.

Update: Round 1 was incredible and had a possibility of being a daily drinker. The last batch I had was okay. I hope they dial this in so I can buy more of it.

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IPA from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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