Crikey IPA | Reuben's Brews

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Crikey IPACrikey IPA
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Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brentk56 on 08-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,191
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
178
pDev:
7.39%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by ccrida:
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Tavern Hall, crikey IPA is a remarkably clean IPA. With an orange color, it's on the maltier side of west coast style, but the hops are all there, loads of bright fruit, a little pine, and moderate bitterness. The aftertaste is just super clean, this is really well made. It's so well integrated that I can see how it might strike one as underwhelming, but I'd say more elegant.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pine, Grapefruit, Bitter, Even

This is your benchmark Pacific Northwest IPA, lays down hard with a heft hop bitterness on top of a solid malt backbone. Hop aroma and flavor are the real showstoppers here with hints of pine, grapefruit rind, guava, melon rind, and faint peppercorn. Kiss of alcohol, bread, and yeast. Clearly and IPA all the way but just enough malt to keep a balance.

STYLE: American IPA | ABV: 6.8% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of nhirsch04
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with nice, beige head. Aroma is mostly piney, resiny, earthy and dank. It also has some citrus fruits, mostly grapefruit. Taste starts earthy and resiny, some herbal flavor too, quite bitter up-front but not overwhelming. Body is medium-heavy, well carbonated and easy to drink. Quite nice overall, a classic, well hopped, bitter IPA.

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Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, a classic American IPA. Huge grapefruit character with some pine and then cracked pepper in the dry finish. The aroma is more floral. Man this has some bite to it. Great IPA if you're looking for a bitter kick.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RenzoD
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice foamy head. Creamy remnant layer remains on surface for the whole session. Bubbly. Dark gold color. Citrus aroma with sweet caramel hints. Taste is piney, bitter up front to finish. A little balance of sweet malts and resin-makes it very drinkable. Good body to this, Perfectly carbonated. Excellent IPA!

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3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Translucent golden amber with an off white head. As I work through it this beer has some nice legs. Carbonation is barely noticeable.

S: Pine and grapefruit bitterness. Apricot and orange sweetness. Crackery malt. Quintessential west coast style IPA.

T: This beer is not bursting with flavor, but it’s very good. I would call this beer a mini PtE that is less aggressive on the palate. Grapefruit citrus and pine hop notes shine, with a crackery malt. Pleasantly bitter on the finish.

M: Well carbonated, soft, with some hop tingle. Nearly a perfect feel for me in an IPA. Not too carbonated and not too soft.

D: This is one of the best West Coast style /American IPA’s that I’ve had. This beer is only $5.59 a bomber, and it's better than most other IPA's out there that I have tried. Cheers to Reuben's for brewing such a great beer. I have the Winter Warmer Rye IPA up next and I am now looking VERY forward to that beer after this experience.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Crikey IPA from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 178 ratings