Cranky IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Cranky IPACranky IPA
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3.62/5
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192 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jhartley on 01-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,603
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
192
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
92
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of NRPnerp
2.14/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Not much going on here. Expected more of a splash from a "newcomer" than this tame mediocrity.

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Photo of Crentist
2.18/5  rDev -39.8%
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 MenardMa
2.23/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of far333
2.44/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear honey colored with a low head of white foam that disappears quickly. Aroma so low that I can't pick up anything. Flavors of hop bitters, more bitter than flavorful, but notes of pine and grapefruit pith come through. Balanced well with honey malt, but not much complexity of flavor. Watery and thin mouthfeel. Average beer.

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Photo of smcolw
2.53/5  rDev -30.1%
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 von_kaiser
2.67/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I salute the effort behind it but it def falls short. It tastes like I'm eating a bad fruit.

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Photo of jfcaa193
2.76/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Billy2015
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bonesaw1127
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SkiBum22
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of leroybrown10
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Blksab99
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of hoppymcgee
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Appropriate cloudiness.

S: Nothing to note here.

T: Despite this being a fresh can, it tasted oxidized and like the candy shell of an orange tootsie pop.

F: Good level of carbonation. Appropriate thickness for the ABV and style.

O: Stony Creek has better beers.

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Photo of Paoloboston
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of agreenman19
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mellow flavor, low bitterness upfront but bitterness appears late and stays stays stays around for a long while.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jersh67
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMFP
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurzman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Despite being exceptionally fresh, canned 7/1, there was nothing pushing boundaries here. I only wish the can hadn't promised me the tropical notes with hints of pepper that led me to the cash register. Oh well, glad to support local brewing.

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Photo of SenorHops
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of braican
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Cranky IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 192 ratings