Azacca Crush
Reuben's Brews

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,827
ABV:
6%
Score:
90
Ranked #19,468
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 3.27%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
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Notes: Reuben's Crush series beer. A Hazy IPA with loads of Azacca hops. Mango, pineapple, and orange juiciness.

47 IBU
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/8/2020. Pours fairly hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread dough, light biscuit/toast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6%, or lingering hop burn after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Hazy IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; great soft feel and not overly aggressive. Awesome Azacca showcase as expected. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a nice clean pale/wheat malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example. No complaints.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz canned 1-8-20, opened 3-1-20.
1 finger white head with decent retention, holds at a solid cap. Dull gold, fully opaque Hazy IPA.
Bright nose of orange-pineapple juice jumps out of the glass. Stone fruit and a bit of pine and weeds as it sits. A little fermentation character / barnyard toward the end.
Flavor is muted and not as bright as the nose. More stone fruit - peach, nectarine, etc... Also some spicy herbal hop notes in the finish. Not getting much malt presence.
Medium body. Dry finish that doesn't linger for long.
Good beer.

Can #2
Raising this rating after my second can on 3-19-20.
Very good

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler fill picked up at the taproom in Seattle, Washington.
No dating, but they just switched out kegs so I'm assuming fresh. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Cloudy ripe nectarine flesh color, small off-white head that recedes fairly quickly to a ring of foam, light lacing. Light carbonation streaming as it sits.

Smell- Tropical fruit (mango and passion fruit primarily), danky melon, citrus (orange/tangerine, grapefruit and lemon), peach/nectarine, bready malt, light pine and herbal notes.

Taste- Follows the nose well, fairly sweet tropical and citrus fruits, a bit of the melon and peach, light pine and pepper with a decent malt backbone.

Feel- Medium/heavy bodied, sweet and syrupy with a light bitter finish, decent balance. Light carbonation on the tongue.

O- Not my favorite from these guys. It's decent but not something I'd go back to.

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Azacca Crush from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings