Cranky IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

Cranky IPACranky IPA
BA SCORE
34.3%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 169 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jhartley on 01-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,551
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
169
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
10.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
83
Trade:
1
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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice foamy 1/2 finger head, nice lacing, hazy golden pale color.

Nose light, touch lemon zest, grassy, little spicy and resin, little husky grainy, pretty light.

Taste grainy little cracker doughy toasted malt, then grassy hops, little floral and mild fruity, fair bitterness, some noble hop grassy characters later. Finish little dry crisp, fair bitter grassy noble hops, little malt.

Mouth is med bod decent carb.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 5/8/2015 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of strong citrus fruits, caramel and some spice. The hops presence is very subdued. The malt character is hearty and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, decent kick, not the best representation of style, there are definitely several other choices in the style that I would pick first.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 drewone
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- The can releases a slightly cloudy deep golden, almost orange, brew into my tulip glass. A thick and foamy white head ascends up to a finger and retains well. A thick blanket of lace at the top and plentiful webs below that.

S- An aroma of light-medium strength where citrus hops are far and beyond the main thing showcased with hints of lemon and grapefruit rind; they do not approach pungent and fade somewhat quickly. Hints of spicy and fruity hops beyond that next to slight sweet malts.

T- As noted above the citrus hops manifest themselves in the forefront of the experience but here the malts and other hop notes become more pronounced. Less-than-bright orange rind and ruby red grapefruit off the top as the crackery, lightly caramelized grains form a base that does cause some interference with the perception of the hops. Grassy, spicy, herbal, floral, biscuit and tropical hints come to mind as well.

MF- The texture is mainly creamy but it falls of and does not really reach chewy. Light-medium overall thickness and a high level of carbonation. Finishes with a gripping citrus rind bitterness.

Certainly nothing really wrong with a brew like this as oranges and grapefruit rind lay atop medium malts and sweetness. Just comes off as a bit dull especially comparing it to the top notch IPAs of today.

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Photo of shigg85
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaxon53
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 CTJman
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of argock
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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 braican
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cp45
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 AnitaBrewski
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cranky IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 34.3% out of 100 with 169 ratings
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