Hop Savant | 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 Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brew is made of a blend of different hops (36% Citra, 36% Mosaic, and 28% Simcoe). To keep things interesting, each batch is dry hopped using different experimental hops varietals. The bottles are marked on the back to show which strain was used for that specific batch.

Added by Mebuzzard on 05-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,358
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
746
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
74
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 746 |  Reviews: 131
Photo of Gretakae
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Slarson7
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can, dated 8-27-17, putting it at 8 months old.

Lots of white head, so much so that I had to be careful how I poured it.

Nice aroma.

Nice mouthfeel.

Plenty of complexity in the flavor.

I was impressed with this beer. It seems to me to be a fine example of other bret beers, and for $9 a four-pack, it is a bargain.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of those brews where the appearance is awesome and unique, but the over the top appearance almost seems fake (flour?). It's yellow and exceedingly hazy (to an extreme). It foamed like mad (it was rattling around in the back of my Lincoln). The aroma is a disappointment. All those bubbles are releasing a raunchy smelling funk. The taste follows suit, and actually goes a little downhill after the initial taste (most go up). The aftertaste lingers bitter and soapy. This just did not work for me - I'm not enjoying it.

Not recommended.

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Photo of TH28
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Packaged 12/28/17. Appearance: Thick, milky, opaque straw yellow, with a pillowy white head. Head and lacing linger throughout Aroma: Pineapple, citrus, hay, grassy, with some of that barnyard funkiness Taste: Very light malt sweetness, kind of cracker like in taste, followed by a light citrus, hay, and barnyard funk. Bitterness is moderate on the swallow, but builds on the finish. Mouthfeel: Light bodied, highly carbonated. Finish: Dry, citric tartness and high bitterness linger after the swallow. Some retronasally funkiness. Overall: Really nice showcase of a brett fermented IPA. Beautiful head and lacing from the high carbonation. Light malt character allows the yeast character to shine from aroma all the way through the finish. A touch of fruity citrus and pineapple is there, but overall dominated by the grassy, hay, barnyard characteristics typically associated with brett. Well done

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGoeltz
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbauer
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atr2605
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy yellow straw color with a white sudsy head with excellent retention and lacing
S-bright lemon and orange citrus, pine, peppery, some funk, sour apple
T-more lemon and orange citrus, tart apple, herbacious hop flavor, subtle resin, floral funk in the finish
M-medium-light bodied, above average tight carbonation
O-fantastic beer with great complexity and balance. It is a wonderful brett beer, with a balanced IPA as a base.

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Photo of GreatGrey
2.91/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Herbal, medicinal. Lacks malty aroma & flavor. Stiff shaum quickly dissipates and collapses.

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Photo of RDW
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a very large, foamy head. It smelled funky and phenolic with some piney hops. Very funky tasting with caramel and a nice bitterness.

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Photo of bump8628
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ronl12
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 746 ratings