Cranky IPA
Stony Creek Brewery

Cranky IPACranky IPA
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From:
Stony Creek Brewery
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,682
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,489
Avg:
3.64 | pDev: 10.16%
Ratings:
213
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 24, 2022
Added:
Jan 16, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  97
SCORE
83
Good
Cranky IPACranky IPA
Notes: Assertive hop character enhanced by a smooth malt backbone are what define this IPA. Crankyâ„¢ showcases citrus and tropical fruit hops balanced by notes of black pepper and pine. At 6.8% ABV and 68 IBUs this IPA is cranky enough to satisfy your bitterest of dispositions.
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3.74 by lic217 from Connecticut on Apr 24, 2022
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3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

Golden murky straw in color, thin head, slight lacing. Floral & piney scents with a balanced malty backbone that has pepper. pine & pineapple overtones with a slightly bitter finish. Have had this on tap as well as in 12oz can and is a quite enjoyable brew that I look for when in Connecticut.

Apr 23, 2022
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3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by KTCamm from New Jersey

8/29/21...pale gold, hazed, light ring of white around the edges. Tropical fruit bent. Fragrant but subdued. Swift and peppery bitter with resins and oils. Sharp bitter. Mellows fast. Citrus surrounds.

Dec 31, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by snaotheus from Washington

2021-11-23
12oz can served in a tulip. No date. Received from @WunderLlama in NBS BIF #14.

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow color with a fairly large head that collapses fairly slowly into about a half centimeter thick uneven layer with moderate lacing. Lots of active carbonation. Smell is mostly lemon and a little straw. Some honeysuckle sweetness.

Taste is interesting. Lemon is, I think the primary flavor, and straw is there but kind of buried in the background. Honeysuckle doesn't come across in the sweetness -- I think it comes across more as a grain tea sweetness. Definitely a lemon rind / grapefruit rind bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly light, clean, pretty refreshing. Overall, pretty good beer.

Nov 24, 2021
 
4 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Nov 20, 2021
 
3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 09, 2020
 
3.75 by BallsDeep from Florida on Jul 11, 2020
 
3.5 by Kaitash from Connecticut on Apr 13, 2020
 
4.1 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Mar 16, 2020
 
3.9 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Mar 15, 2020
 
3.69 by WDJersey from Colorado on Oct 18, 2019
 
3.83 by JuiceMan818 from California on Oct 01, 2019
 
4.17 by KevinB from New York on Jul 22, 2019
 
3.92 by Houlio_99 from Connecticut on Jun 14, 2019
 
3.75 by Velivolus from Vermont on Mar 31, 2019
 
3.63 by Johncnh from New Hampshire on Mar 29, 2019
 
3.5 by bcreston from Connecticut on Feb 06, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mugman8 from New York

OK IPA...piney taste but no bite...

Dec 31, 2018
 
3.5 by WoolEnthusiast from Connecticut on Dec 16, 2018
 
3.54 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
 
3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Nov 26, 2018
 
3 by SkiBum22 from New York on Sep 23, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Munka from Massachusetts

My favorite beer. Got it as a birthday gift. Very juicy and full of flavor. Just enough bite and carbonation, with a great golden color. Sweet smell and an attractive can, can't go wrong here

Aug 30, 2018
 
3.34 by ccryder from New York on Aug 23, 2018
 
3.59 by soze47 from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2018
 
3.77 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Aug 17, 2018
 
3.25 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Jul 22, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is mild hops. The taste is slightly bitter and follows the nose.

Jul 15, 2018
 
3.63 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Jul 12, 2018
 
3.46 by jlmontague from Connecticut on May 10, 2018
 
3.67 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York on May 04, 2018
 
3 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Apr 08, 2018
 
3.75 by The_Beer_Guru from New York on Apr 02, 2018
 
3.69 by BEERdedCharmer from New York on Mar 21, 2018
 
3.75 by Userme59 from Massachusetts on Mar 10, 2018
 
3.79 by Zaktcc from Maryland on Mar 05, 2018
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3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Moir1994CT from Connecticut

This is a very tasty IPA, by one of my favorite local breweries in CT. Ive had the big old cranky which has a bit more horsepower to it and a more full flavor but this is no slouch by any means. By the way the big old cranky is in an orange can vs this green one if someone was wondering. But this is full of flavor and just like the other one I had with just a lower ABV and a tad lighter overall. Still worth a try.

Feb 01, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: floral and pine - nicely aromatic;

T: floral from start to finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation;

O: no complexity; very little bitterness; boring;

Jan 15, 2018
 
3.93 by PJK from Massachusetts on Jan 14, 2018
 
3.58 by MarkJP6 from New York on Dec 10, 2017
Cranky IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 213 ratings