Cranky IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Cranky IPACranky IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stony Creek Brewery
Connecticut, United States
stonycreekbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jhartley on 01-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
77
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hall22
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JTomczak
4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jayhunter357
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crentist
2.18/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can poured into glass. Local purchase.
S- muted scent, had a bit of skunk at first that disappeared after a few minutes, muted floral hops scent remaining. A little citrus as the beer warms up.
T- yikes, this can has a bit of a strange flavor. Hard to describe but it's somewhere between aluminum and ammonia. There is something off with the production here. Definite chemical flavor that should not be there.
F- thin for a beer of this alcohol content.
O- I will try again next year when hopefully they have ironed out whatever the problem is with production. I like to support the local breweries so I won't give up hope; the Snow Hole from Stony Creek I have liked very much in the past, as well as the Crumb. This is one to avoid for the near future.

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Photo of Bustersuess
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stephan16
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy25
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly floral smell and taste. Average feel. Color was light orange. Decent ipa, wouldn't go out of my way to find it but worth a try if you haven't had it. Would try it again but nothing other than average.

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Photo of smcolw
2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Impressive, rocky head that settles very slowly. Leaves large 3D chunks of lace. The liquid is orange-amber color and very cloudy.

First impression is of a refrigerator-like smell, almost like stale ice. There's a mild floral hop touch. Light earthiness.

The taste is definitely off. At first, I thought it was a strong yeast bite, but I think it's closer oxidized home brew (i.e. stored way too long). Almost undrinkable. Light body with an above average carbonation level. The aftertaste is long and quite unpleasant.

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Photo of buzzarooski
3.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paoloboston
3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raysat
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of argock
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz can into a clear glass tulip. Canned on 07/07/16 on bottom of can.

A: Light amber with 1-2 finger off-white frothy head with good retention and spotty lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Heavy caramel and woody aromas with some grapefruit

T: Flavor is also woody and herbal with a lot of hop resin but not a lot of bright hop character. Caramel is medium or more and I think weighs this beer down. Moderate to high bitterness for 68 IBU. Very light alcohol bitterness.

M: Sticky-tacky with medium body and moderate carbonation, again hurt byt hte hefty caramel character.

O: Not all that enjoyable -- not looking forward to the other 3 Double Cranky IPAs I have left.

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Photo of redsoxjim
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tpauer
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on August 23, 2016.

The pour is golden-yellow under a tremendous white foamy heady that eventually settles back. Good clarity.

The aroma is white bread, sour dough, grass, herbs, and a touch of citrus. But everything is muted.

Medium body but quite smooth and lovely on the tongue.

The taste tends to highlight the white breaded malt notes rather than the hops but the hops are more herbal than anything.

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Cranky IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
3.46 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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