Off Leash | Crux Fermentation Project

Off LeashOff Leash
BA SCORE
78.4%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 111 ratings
Off LeashOff Leash
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crux Fermentation Project
Oregon, United States
cruxfermentation.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Debuted at an event that crowned our hometown "Dog Town USA," this light-hearted ale bounds with regional Citra, Centennial and Crystal hops for those citrusy notes beloved by Northwest hop hounds. We've nudged the malt bill in the other direction, for a sessionable ale that's easy to love.

Added by vkv822 on 06-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,878
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
111
Liked:
87
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
7.97%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by HuskyinPDX:
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.28.13
Dated Aug 1. 13

A - Pours a clear, darker orange with a large cream-colored foamy head, with good retention.

S - Hoppy - very citrusy and piney.

T - Very light, but nice citrus and pine.

D - Good carbonation with a very light body.

O - Nice hoppy session beer. Very, very light, but refreshing.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 2/4/14. Pours hazy golden orange with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is biscuity malts with some orange and tropical fruit and some resiny hops. Oddly, it's a bit salty too.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts with some tropical fruit and a decent grassy, resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little watery.

Overall, a solid session IPA.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kfey
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer21
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mahanson08
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a Nonic)

A- This beer pours a touch of haze to an aged copper body that has a nice swirl of microcarbonation rising to the surface. There is a thin sticky film of snow white foam that sticks in sheets to the glass with each sip.

S- The full aromatic green floral hops come through as soon as the beer is sat infront of me. There is a pine resin character that finishes the aroma with hints of a slight musty pale malt note that grows as the beer opens. This beer makes me want to just sit an smell it all day.

T- The rich pine resin hops blends with some unripe fruit hops and a mix of pale malt and cracker malt in the finish. This finish is a bit dry with some papery green hop flavors lingering. The pine resin flavor hangs on the tongue but there is no bitterness to it.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz in the finish.

O- This beer is a full of great hop character with enough depth to keep it interesting but also staying light enough to make a great session beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of distantmantra
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ElGordo
2.96/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled as part of a blind tasting flight of session IPAs. Slightly funky nose of sweet tropical fruit. Palate is balanced between sweet malt and bitter, citrusy hops. Body is a little thin, yet also creamy. Lightly sweet note of biscuity malt on the finish.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a couple fingers of head on a clear medium straw body.
The aroma is dank pine and grapefruit.
The taste is mild but flavorful: bitter lemon, grapefruit and pine.
The texture is softer.
A tasty session.

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Photo of SamuelR
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jmccraney
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skew
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of jason_nwx
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JC271
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TWStandley
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Topher78
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with some coppery notes and a two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Light, but pleasant aroma of biscuit malt, citrus hops and light fruit. Flavor is a great blend of biscuit and caramel malt, grassy and citrus hops, tropical fruit and citrus, finishing with grassy hop bitterness with a touch of lemon citrus. Medium bodied. Relatively light flavored for an IPA, but considering the mild ABV, remarkably balanced and tasty. I'm not a big fan of the session IPA style, but this is very nicely done, and I'd get it again any time.

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Photo of Amalak
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A. It has a dull caramel color, with a foamy white head and some good lacing. It's clearish, but kinda cloudy. No real bubbles that I can see.

S. Very hoppy scent.

T/M. Like the scent, this is a lovely hop scent. There's a bit of sweetness there, perhaps a grape. It's easy on the mouth. Semi-carbonated. Has a good earthiness to it. A bit of apple.

O. Very easy to drink. Very flavorful for a session ale.

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Off Leash from Crux Fermentation Project
Beer rating: 78.4% out of 100 with 111 ratings
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