Idletyme IPA
Crop Bistro & Brewery

Idletyme IPAIdletyme IPA
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IPA - Imperial
4.09 | pDev: 10.02%
Crop Bistro & Brewery
Vermont, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Idletyme IPAIdletyme IPA
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Tmyhre802 from Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Jul 25, 2014
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JCHOPS from New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

A tropical, fruity IPA, not like any other. Actually smelled like fruit loops. Amazing tropical hop flavor with very little bitterness. Very drinkable so watch out. And great job by the fellas over at the Crop!

Sep 19, 2014
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pungent, Exotic, Grassy, Warmth

Another massive and very bold IPA to come from the NE, a pretty sharp bitterness is met by suggestions of tropical fruit like papaya, pomelo and guava with a kiss of blonde tobacco to boot. Bready malt barley peeks through to the palate.

STYLE: American Double IPA | ABV: 8.0% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #92 (Sep 2014)

Aug 13, 2015
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UnionMade from New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

I picked this up on a recommendation from a very knowledgeable girl while waiting in line for some Heady Topper.

Hazy orange gold, with a light fluff of white head. Some speckly lacing, but the hop oils seem to be doing a good job of killing the head. Based on the appearance, I know this one is packed to the gills with hops.

Really dank and resinous hop aroma. This literally reminds me of my time living across the street from a Denver growhouse. Hi-test dispensary weed and some estery malt fruitiness creeping meekly behind it.

Man, this is a hefty beer. Not very subtle, but very enjoyable in a "wall of sound" rock-n-roll show fashion. Totally primal, this is one of the juiciest, oiliest DIPAs I've ever had. Lots of chewy caramel malt up front, with a dense, oily body buoyed by lively carbonation. The hops are as resinous as it gets, with a slick, orange juice flavor and plenty of old growth pine forest. The bottle states that this is 8%, but I'm getting no trace of booze at all. I'm sure you can find higher IBUs or more ABV, but for where this is seated in the food chain, they just nailed it. It punches over its weight and puts many, many bigger DIPAs in their place.

By no means is this an IPA. This one is firmly seated in DIPA territory. Great price point too, as an under-the-radar brewery. I'm slightly surprised that I waited in line for Heady Topper for a couple hours, but an equally worthy beer was almost entirely unnoticed by the entire crowd. I only saw three other people with a bottle of this in hand. I should have grabbed 3-4 bottles instead of one. For how gentle and refined Heady Topper is in its girth, this is completely the opposite. Barbaric, animalistic and slightly unhinged. I can definitely appreciate that, and this is a fantastic beer because of it.

Oct 15, 2014
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

22oz bottle. Pours a translucent brownish orange with a half inch of creamy head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is fruity and piney hops. Green apple, mango, pear and some guava. The taste is maltier than expected but still very fruity. Green apple, pear, and mango followed up nicely by some piney hops and the bready malts. Pretty noticeable alcohol burn. This one is billed as a IPA but certainly straddles the threshold of DIPA/IPA. Creamy mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a very good IPA I would grab again. I am interested in trying more from these guys.

App- 4 A- 4.25 T- 4 M-3.5 O-4 = 4

Aug 28, 2014
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DevilsCups from New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

This comes from Northern VT, so it has to suck. Big thanks to JCHOPS and Co. for the bottle :)

A - Pretty murky light orange color. Fluffly white head. Cool lacing. Nice looking brew.

S - Uh, okay...this reeks really, really good. Stone Enjoy-By type aroma mixed with northern VT hop treatment. Sold on the aroma alone.

T - Fruit juice, dank and earthy hops, a little malt sweetness and some of that oniony summit hop flavor I like. I think the correct term is a "metric shit-ton" of flavor going on here.

M - Smooth and creamy carb. Not too much or too little. Mouthfeel is perfect for an 8% IPA.

O - Yeah, so all of the VT trade wizards should direct some attention and love to Crop. If this is an indicator of their quality they deserve a bit of the HJ action the big 3 get, rightly so.

Sep 24, 2014
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Andrick from Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Very, very impressed by this beer. It is funny how the picture is actually of a Lawson's "Sip of Sunshine", because that is exactly what drew me to this brew. For about a month, I had hammered down many of those bad boys. When I went to the store last Sunday, and they were on the shelf again I decided I had way too many of them and needed to try something new. There was the Crop "Idletyme IPA" for $3 cheaper per bottle. Why not? I had one, and was blown away by how smooth it was. It was probably the least bitter double IPA I've ever tried. Some may NOT like it for this reason, but I loved it. The closest thing I could compare it to is Fiddlehead "Mastermind", which is amazing. And all three of these doubles are much better than Heady Topper.

Oct 22, 2014
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Chuck_IPA_Mathus from Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Oct 30, 2014
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 15, 2015
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Duffman79 from Connecticut

4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 27, 2014
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d_brommer_nh from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Aug 31, 2014
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FFreak from Vermont

4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from a gas station in Waitsfield after skiing at Sugarbush (price was 7.99) . Poured from a bomber into a willy glass. Pours a hazy copper-orange with a wispy and quickly dissipating white head, leaving just a bit of lace. Smells like sweet orange juice with just a bit of resin. Taste is fruity with tropical and orange juice mixed with just a trace of pine and resin, and just a slight bit of homebrew character. Dank and resinous aftertaste (burp) mixed with some caramel sweetness. Mouth is good, low carbonation, but not too viscous or heavy. Overall, an enjoyable and pretty unique IPA....definitely fits into the Vermont IPA category but with on orange twist.

Mar 06, 2015
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BastardFromABasket from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Aug 21, 2014
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JArt from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 23, 2015
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RyanOooh from Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

May 18, 2014
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JMFP from Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Oct 17, 2014
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potion from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 03, 2015
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ajpowell5 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 26, 2015
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julielynndubee from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 20, 2015
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jrand2621 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Jul 05, 2014
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Notninja from New York

4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 08, 2015
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Ken_P from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Aug 11, 2014
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mtnman6288 from Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

Oct 12, 2014
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 18, 2015
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dleiner from New York

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 20, 2015
Idletyme IPA from Crop Bistro & Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 252 ratings