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
Ratings:
702
Reviews:
124
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
64
For Trade:
4
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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-this is a pale yellow to frost white tap pour, cloudy with a 1 cm foam cap that quickly dissipates. Brett funk is strong in the nose. The flavor is a delicate lemon note and Brett earthiness with moderate hop bitterness. The finish is very dry.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DC_522
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Foggy orange-yellow with a moderate white caviar-bubbled head.

Smell is funk with plenty of pungent hops, as well as corn, grains and grapefruit.

Taste is a little metallic, with plenty of grains, yet tart brett funk, corn, grapefruit, lemon rind, and phenolic spice.

A little fusile, it's also frothy and semi-dry.

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip and treated as a wild ale. The appearance was a hazy dark woody orange color with a thin layer of white foaminess. Light messy lacing. The aroma takes on sharp bitter to sour citrus rind. Light pulp. Slight grassy bitter to sour hop oils concave into the beer nicely. The flavor takes on crisp sour to sweet clinging hop oil bitterness. Semi-dry balancing sweet to sour in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice balance between sipping and sessionable qualities. Low carbonation. Sourness feels good and sharp enough. Overall, really nice as an AWA but I don't see this as an APA. I'd still have again.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.82/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Freshness14
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyminor
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw gold, good head of foam. Smells of lemon and grapefruit, touch of Brett. Taste kinda herbal with lemon and grapefruit and Brett mid palate and through the finish. So good to my tastes it’s scary

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap at Muted Horn, Berlin. Excellent example brett ipa, everything is present from hops to a marvellous bretty aroma that reminds me of Orval. Good beer but needs more carbonation imho

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

Pours golden and translucent with opulent white fluffy head. Some pineappley funk on the nose that carries through in taste. This reminds me of Dorothy. May be a little less grassy, but nice fruity tropical funk that's refreshing.

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Photo of Walnut
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Riff
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Amber colored beer with an extremely thick head. Smell is strong with funk, floral notes, and a thought of old bandages and medicinal notes. Strong funk flavors, some medicinal notes, floral, and old tropical fruit notes. Lingers on the tongue. Crisp and light body. Just, yeah, not for me.

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Photo of Masters
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yancot
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chico1985
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afroskully
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caahare
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.1 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
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