Hop Savant | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Hop SavantHop Savant
BA SCORE
87.8%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 713 ratings
Hop SavantHop Savant
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:
#2,705
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
713
Liked:
626
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
10.1%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
68
Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 713 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very large head requiring the bartender to let the first pour settle for nearly five minutes. The second pour leaves the beer with a lasting dome. Result: Streaky lace. The liquid is dirty gold with a strong haze.

Lightly sour aroma with a balance of lighter malt and mild floral hop.

The flavor has a yeast bite reminiscent of home brew. The Brett is not too strong but gives this beer a distinctly Belgian flavor. Pronounced hop shows up at the end of the tasting leading to a balanced, bitter, and yeasty, finish.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

7/1..,.pours dirty hazy gold with a fast fizzy white foam. Lacing. Sharp citrus pine nose. Fruity burst. Juicy citrus forward IPA. And mounds of flavor rolling through. Creative.

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Photo of Jps715
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
2.81/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of afinepilsner
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreightonSM
3.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zotzot
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2ellas
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
4.14/5  rDev +2%
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 -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DC_522
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
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 -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of bwarren82
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Freshness14
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyminor
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitterbill
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Hop Savant from Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Beer rating: 87.8% out of 100 with 713 ratings
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