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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,013
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
48
pDev:
8.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PACNWipaFan
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pretty beer, if you like the haze style. More bitter back bite than some haze brews, which is a plus for me. Smooth, as the "haze style" should be, and with excellent head retention and glass lacing. ABV is only 6%, so drinking a couple won't set you on your ass. Overall, a solid brew.

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Photo of babaracas
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid light orange, two fingers of fluffy white foam settle to a half inch, thick lace trailing partway down the glass. Smell: orange creamsicle, lemon candy, lime zest, grass. Taste: dilute tangerine juice, pineapple juice, lime and grapefruit segments, with a mildly biscuity and grassy finish. Medium bodied, creamy and a bit sugary. Pretty tasty, comes off much like a "lite" version of their Trellis Buster.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Diura
3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 5/2/18; into a pub glass.
Appearance- a very cloudy, deep gold with only a few noticeable bubble streams coming up the side of the glass. Head is a thin, fluffy white that leaves nice lacing!
Smell- guava, pineapple and juicy fruit gum!
Taste- tropical fruit forward ipa flavor profile with a touch of orange!
Feel - delivers a bitter hop punch, but ultimately overstays it’s welcome with an odd lingering green tea, almost soapy aftertaste.
Overall- a bit on the fence on this one; I dig the strong tropical fruit backbone, but feel I need to nitpick the odd finish. There’s a gnarly uniqueness to this, so I’ll lean more towards the very positive attributes this possesses!

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Photo of ZAP
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L-Cloudy grapefruit juice looking with a creamy white head

S-Terrific fruity aroma. Blueberries, pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, mandarin oranges. Veritable fruit cocktail.

T-Fruity here as well with the blueberry, pineapple and sweet pink grapefruit notes leading the way.

F-Medium bodied. Creamy texture. All juicy hop flavor. Not much for a bitterness. So easy drinking it's scary.

O-Not sure if this is supposed to be a hazy, NE style IPA but that is what it is and an excellent one at that.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bump8628
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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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Photo of konigstiger
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +1.2%
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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Photo of TooGood
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobertJBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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IPA from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 48 ratings