Crushendo
Brewmaster Jack

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,378
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #20,690
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 9.28%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
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Brewmaster Jack
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Summer
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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Photo of Jwale73
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

16oz. can served in a nonic. Canned 06/14/18 printed on the base. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a fluffy, quarter inch, bright white head. There's a burst of pineapple aroma off the can pop; however, once in the glass the nose is very subdued - just a kiss of tropical fruit and some light, bready/yeast notes. Taste consistent with nose - pretty lackluster. Mouthfeel is light in body with a spritzy carbonation. Overall, meh - a bit dull.

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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A hazy golden-pale orange pour into my tall chalice from the tall can. The crown above the body is white with a thick frothy consistency peaking at about an inch high with good retention. Thick tracks of lacing at the top with some cascading webs below.

S- Citrus, fruity and floral hops in the foreground with a hint of yeast bread and pale malts in the backdrop. Grapefruit, orange, slight stone fruit, a touch dank all rounded out by suggestion of cereal grains. A touch on the faint side but no qualms.

T- Comes on stronger here with a more rounded out flavor profile and more overall depth than what was found in the aroma. A relatively balanced hop profile of grapefruit, sweet and bitter oranges, tangerine, dankness, passionfruit, floral and pine tones and the addition of some pineapple really brings it all together and provides another layer of character. Wheat bread comes to mind complimenting the fruity hops.

MF- Puffy and soft frothy medium body. A fairly high level of carbonation and a light-moderate bitterness on the palate in the finish.

A solid and balanced hop profile of citrus, pine, floral and fruity notes with a touch of pineapple and pale grains. Everything plays nicely and this one is definitely easy to crush.

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Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't see a canning date but I just picked this up a few weeks ago and believe it to be reasonably fresh (~1 month old)

A: Pours a cloudy gold. Tall and fluffy light tan head. Quite a bit of lacing and decent head retention to boot.

S: Nice juicy tropical aroma. Pineapple for sure, with some mango perhaps? Strong lime aroma too. Interesting.

T: Taste follows the aroma, only in different proportions. There is a TON of crisp, dry lime in this thing from start to finish. A backing of pineapple, mango, passionfruit and maybe grapefruit. Wheaty sort of malt makes it even more dry I swear. Finish is very crisp and dry (duh) with lime everywhere.

M: Lighter bodied, dry.

O: Interesting sessionable IPA. Big time lime with some tropical fruit backing makes for some strong flavors in a little beer. It is definitely well attenuated, there is basically no sweetness at all. Interesting and tasty, I liked it.

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Photo of scotorum
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BREWMASTER JACK CRUSHENDO IPA 7/8/17

A fairly new "session" IPA by a local brewer whose specialty has been excellent IPAs.

a: Translucent gold with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Quite strong citrus, leaning to tangerine and orange. Many DIPAs lack this much aroma!

t: Follows the nose somewhat but mixed with a medium biscuit malt base and medium hop bitterness. Dry finish.

m: Hefty side of medium, fine body and good carbonation tingle.

o: One of the more outstanding session IPAs, substantial and satisfying. A crushable creshendo of flavor and balance.

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Photo of mnj21655
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, vibrant orange in color with a finger+ of long lasting white head. Light aroma, lime and pineapple. Taste mirrors the aroma; it has a hops focus with citrus-lime and subtle pineapple notes but there is also a lightly sweet and chewy pale malt note. Finish is pretty clean. Good mouthfeel, medium-light body and meoderate+ carbonation with a bit of malt chewiness. Overall this is pretty solid, I was a bit underwhelmed at first but it grew on me. It reminds me a bit of Whirlpool and I'd bet that this is a great beer to enjoy while sitting on the beach.

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Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on the can, why the hell don't they date beers like this!

Pours a light fizzy head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, very hazy golden orange sunrise color.

Nose brings floral hops, some citrus orange flesh and tangerine, some grapefruit, and straight up pineapple juice, a little generic tropical, a touch of bready malt.

Taste brings loads of pineapple juice out front, tropical fruits, a little mango papaya, some rind, a little tangerine, a little creamy wheat and bready malts, fair bitterness, hops get a little floral and spicy, I'm also getting some phenol spices almost saison like, lemon zest and herbal notes, spicy chewy hop finish, dry with more lemon zest and spices.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, tingly carbonation

Overall OK, nice pineapple and tropical notes, but gets quite bitter a little spicy herbal and pineapple juice doesn't dominate like I thought it would.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours cloudy opaque dark gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like pineapple juice, papaya, guava, strawberry, mango, melons, orange citrus, grapefruit, lime, caramelized bready wheat, with dank floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like pineapple juice, caramelized bready wheat, papaya, guava, strawberry, mango, melon, orange citrus, grapefruit pith, lime peel, with dank floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

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Crushendo from Brewmaster Jack
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 40 ratings