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:
710
Reviews:
124
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
68
For Trade:
4
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1.71/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

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2.41/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

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2.74/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nichols33
2.81/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rob1cain
2.86/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

DankY dank not my stank

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Batch 3, 2013 Simcoe and Centennial Hops
Bitter and sour do not belong together.
Looks: pale, not much head, dies quickly. bottle frothed over when opened
smell: deliciously fruity, from both yeast and hops. additional hop dankness. Slight medicinal funk
taste: Bitter and sour and medicinal. couldn't finish bottle.
Overall: I love Crooked Stave and will definitely buy them again, Surette and St Bretta are both amazing beers but i didnt enjoy this one and dont feel it was worth $10

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.11/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Fluffy cloudy white head on top of foggy light yellow brew. Missing lacing

Barnyard funk!!!! Lots of Brett. Mainly Brett. Sewer gas comes to mind. Overwhelming Brett.

Dry, earthy, biting, slightly greasy, heavy carbonation, piney, funky, lots of horsey barn flavors. Light, crisp, thin, mild tartness, no vinegar, easy drinker for a hot day, missing a lot of durable flavors.

Intriguing brew for sure, not my favorite. But, drinks nicely for the amount of funk, this brew could have been named George Clinton. @ $7.50/375ml tread lightly to try, but not to over indulge. A bit all over the board, slight mess?

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3.15/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Treated as an APA, this was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a light hazy amber color with about a finger's worth of white head that dissipates at a nice pace. Lacing was foamy and sticky sliding into the beer.
The smell starts off with a funky amount of sour-ness. Earthy and somewhat bright citrus rind shows a pungent
The taste takes the prior flavors to combine and become sweet yet sour and brings in a light tanginess.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels for an APA.
Overall, well, I didn't mind it for me, but not really an APA. Its too sour to be one. I'm wondering if this should be reconsidered as a wild ale.

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3.16/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

375ml bottle $6.49. For a pale ale...ok. Bright orange-yellow color, sort of hazy, very good head. Aroma is overwhelming brett, slight bit of plastic, more brett, and then brett. Flavor was mostly brett, hints of lemon, slight bit of fruity hops, meh. I'm sorry but I think I'm done with Crooked Stave. The WWBI was a winner and I've had a couple good beers but most have been letdowns and considering the price tag I just can't support what they are doing. I think they've got very cool ideas but the beers are overpriced and not usually well executed. I know CS is the hype brewery of the moment but I'm going to come right out and say they are overrated based on what they are selling on shelves.

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3.19/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I was drawn to the idea that this might be a slightly sour IPA. But it's much more sour than IPA.
Won't be a repeater for me.

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3.24/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle thanks to Jeff....thanks man!

Not enough of ever saison or hops....a really confused beer that works in theory but doesn't quite pull off the execution. To quote my favorite doctor, "Too crazy for Boy's Town, too much of a boy for CrazyTown."

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
4.1 out of 5 based on 710 ratings.
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