Hop Notion IPA | Crooked Fence Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Fence Brewing
Idaho, United States
crookedfencebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
8
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
13.54%
 
 
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1
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Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can from Boise in Twin Falls Idaho.
This is a mildly bitter, relatively malty IPA. It has a nicely carbonated medium-full body. The hops lend fruity, herbal and grassy notes to the toffee and bread from the grains.
Overall: off-style a bit but much enjoyed.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.06/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear hotel shaker glass
From: Albertsons in Boise, Idaho
Price: $9.49 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 21, 2017
Consumed: April 22, 2017
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: No canned on date

Picked this up after making a real trip to Bier:Thirty. Picked it up for some hotel drinking that actually never happened. Had two of these before the review and did not care for them, first giving it a 3.25 on Untappd and later knocking it down to a 3.00.

Poured a gold-to-amber cloudy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head. A few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent sporadic spiderweb lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled soapy Mosaic, dish soap, Citra, pine, gingerbread (somehow), spoiled fruit and lime zest. (Smell - 3.25)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Seemed to be dry hopped. Mosaic, Citra, dish soap, floral, grass, hay, bread, spoiled fruit, lime, lemon, hints of grapefruit rind and light unknown spicy hop (Chinook or Simcoe?). (Taste - 3.00)

Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 2.50)

This is just not a good beer at all. I tried to be nice and probably did with the ratings. Seems very unfinished. (Overall - 3.00)

3.06 | 71 | C+

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grnmtnman
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bloatednemesis
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very pale, unfiltered by the looks of it. The aroma is the best part, very citrusy and bright, maybe not as vegetative as some, though. I've had this one many times and the flavor just has rarely done it for me. Fairly bitter without having an explosion of hops upfront. GRapefruit and pine are there...there's just an astringency to it that isn't there in many of my favorite IPA's. Good with food, though. I love that bitterness if I'm having a burger. Mouthfeel is fine, bounces on the tongue and relatively crisp. Overall a respectable IPA that I have had numerous times. but there are many I would grab first.

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Photo of McBraniel
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber from Albertson’s. Light amber, slightly hazy with nice creamy head. Aroma of grapefruit, taste is more grapefruit. That’s about it, seems like pure Citra hops. Nice tasting and easy to drink.

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Photo of Chucker17
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papat444
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from a can a hazy orange color with great retention. Juicy overripe fruit and the bitterness is surprisingly blistering and very long lasting. Has a nice spicy finish. Very good stuff!

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Photo of nuebs
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed amber color with a two finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a fair level of retention, fading over time to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a grapefruit and pine hop smell mixed with other hints of a bready aroma. Rounding out this mix of hop and malt is a little bit of a sweeter citrus smell, helping to balance the aroma nicely.

Taste – The taste begins with a somewhat drier and moderately hopped taste which consists of a light doughy and crackery malt mix combined with some hop flavors of a pine and grapefruit. As the taste advances more hop of pine comes to the tongue along with a coming of some herbal and light floral hop. The grapefruit all the while fades but is replaced in two fold by the herbal and floral hop tastes. With a little bit of a fruit sweetened taste the developed in the middle of the taste fading once the taste comes more to the end, one is left with a rather dry and somewhat more dankly hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and light with a carbonation level that is rather high for a 6 % IPA. The thinner body and higher carbonation are actually rather nice for the drier but more dankly hopped tastes of the brew and create a nice crisp feel overall.

Overall – Not a bad IPA overall. It is on the drier and crisper side with a little bit of a more dank hop profile overall. A good one to try.

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Photo of DCP
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The artwork is awesome, the idea is awesome, the beer is ok.
Light and missing something untouchable to make it a viable choice on a good line of taps.
Crooked Fence does a much better Porter in my opinion.

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Photo of Sixpoint
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crewfan16
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Clear pale amber with three fingers of off white long lasting head. Makes very impressive lacing.
Smell is some pine and a touch of sweet malts.
Taste is up front pine bitterness with a typical amount of malt for the style.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with minimal carbonation.
Overall a tasty IPA. Be advised that the last pour will dump a lot of particulates some hold back the last bit if you like a clear appearance in your beer.
My can had 6% abv. and 65 IBUs on the label.

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Photo of 1424IpA
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BESTIALEX
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of snscrame
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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