IPA | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

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IPAIPA
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
American IPA

Built to showcase hop aroma and flavor, this juicy unfiltered American IPA is all about the hops. Dominated by citrus and tropical flavors from Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic, and Motueka hops, this IPA remains smooth and easy drinking making it a great beer for everyday.

Added by tylerstravis on 08-09-2017

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#9,156
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
36
pDev:
9.41%
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 9
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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My bro in law was kind enough to gift this to me....it poured a unfiltered murky yellow with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had great citrus tones. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with juicy citrus presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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

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

Can a beer be both avant garde and traditional at the same time? This is the question that the Crooked Stave team attempts to answer with their new IPA. Using the juicier, hazier and smoother character of the trendy New England styled IPA, high impressions of hop fruitiness slather a crisp and bitter taste of West Coast varieties.

Simply named, "IPA" the beer's hazy upstart has a near custard aesthetic but crowned with a creamy white blanket of foam. High aromas of tropical fruits mingle with citrus, herb and melon fill the nose before an initial sip of honey, pastry and dough.

The hops simply blossom on the middle palate as its equally high hop flavors splash the tongue with pineapple and passionfruit. Not to be left behind, the citrus complement from hops bring a taste of white grapefruit, radiant orange peel and a nearly lime-like character. Curiously, a late palate of blackcurrant, verbena, green tea and pine resins have a moderately resinous and bitter tone to command the aftertaste decidedly.

Medium bodied, the beer is a tale of two halves: starting creamy, juicy and smooth but trending dry, bitter and crisp for a high rate of both drinkability and succulence. Honeydew and muddled herb come with a complex but effortless finish as the aftertaste is long and lean with the hop bitterness of fruit peels and pine.

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Photo of Bier82
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look, hazy light yellow.
Smell, tropical melons and light hops.
Taste, wow tropical explosion. Pineapple, mango, and slight bitterness on the back.
Feel, crisp and quite smooth.

For a "budget" IPA, this beer blows away a lot of the IPAs being put out these days. For about $13 6-pack, you can't beat it.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is an improvement over other iterations of crooked stave hoppy beer, more refined, less of the intense hop pellet bitterness at the end, although there is some. its light in color like a cloudy pilsener, no crystal or caramel malt elements to this at all, which i like in this context, more dry hopped than anything else, the simple earthy dry grain base is just right for this sort of thing, and it still feels creamy and substantial enough. the hop complexion is great, a blend of a number of cool varietals, all balanced well and all contributing, azacca and mosaic obvious in the nose, more integrated in the flavor, but a nice relationship between all of them i reckon. i like that this is sort of new school but is also bitter, its not too intense like some of their older ones were, its enough to have a bite and thats all, not a flaw, rather an appreciated and often neglected or avoided element these days. high carbonation keeps this drinking light, and in the end there is a fresh almost tea character with the hops that makes this pretty distinct. nice to see they have refined the clean ipa so well, this is on trend but better than many.

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
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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3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
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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3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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IPA from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 36 ratings