Big Cranky Double IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Big Cranky Double IPABig Cranky Double IPA
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3.89/5
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306 Ratings
Big Cranky Double IPABig Cranky Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CayseyW on 03-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,169
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
306
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Dirk99999
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Wanted to like this DIPA more than I did, it has some interesting qualities, but not ultimately satisfying.
To start with the positives, there is a very distinct tangerine aroma and it is also apparrent in the flavor, at times the finish reminded me of Courvisieur.
Unfortunately, the other reason it reminds me of Courvisieur is that it's downright boozey. I have had lots of DIPA's that hide the alcohol better but this beer is just overmatched by it. I might try it in the winter from a tulip glass and feel differently. But it didn't deliver from an IPA glass, and I have a couple of these that aren't leaving the fridge anytime soon.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can, pours near clear, medium amber, under a long lasting and fluffy off white cap. Solid sheeting and bands of lace left on the glass.

On the nose I'm getting a hit of grainy hops.

Tasty and bold DIPA,, tropical fruits and hoppy goodness...fresh and flavorful..highly enjoyable

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Photo of KTCamm
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3/7/18...pours hazy light gold, with a thin layer and lid of white fizzy foam. Grassy pine nose. Slight citrus. Subtle bitter burn throughout. Some grit in the mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Nice/.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Connecticut brew! Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass. The beer is golden in color and see through but not technically clear. It has small sediment floating throughout. Thin white crown that sticks around and leaves lacing the whole way. The smell is some slight juicy fruit with slight sweetness. Not really citrusy. The taste brings the fruit again but dang it brings a big alcohol presence too. Once the alcohol fades off it brings in a thick sweetness but I'm just not getting why the alcohol is so present. Mouthfeel is juicy, sticky and wet. Overall, not too bad but I've had better and I was a little thrown off by the alcohol presence even for a 9.5%. Not too bad just definitely detectable more than others I've had. They say that it's a "west coast" style IPA and I definitely don't get that feel from it either.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold body just shy of clear, finger or two of white foam on top... Featuring 7 (undisclosed) hops, this beer brings a big bitter fruit character - tropical and citrus, with some dank and some juicy undercurrents... Suggestions of orange, mango, and pine are most prominent to my palate... Moderately bitter with some shellac and a little heat of alcohol that seems to turn the sweetness from moderate to mild on each sip... A big DIPA for sure, but it doesn't get sloppy and maintain a nice taut edge - t I liked it...

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Photo of Moestavern
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akirakcat
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color, thin white head. Strong orange, melon, and grassy aromas (you can also smell the booze). Low bitterness and a body that immediately strikes as thin. Hop spice, orange, and too-sweet malts. I regret spending money on this DIPA; it just felt too sloppy.

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Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheItalianStallion
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Almighty1
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good DIPA, it seems to be widely available. I expected it to be much more hoppy. Pretty hot at 9.5%. Good beer at a good price.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CistercianFan
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Robbles
2.6/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Skunkyer than expected unsatisfied with hop flaver when it says on the can there is seven

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Photo of Beer1970
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaceCrabs
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer in CT

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Photo of Houlio_99
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TWStandley
2.45/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JPeterson17
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of palealeale
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkJP6
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moir1994CT
4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have just recently got into trying IPA's, yes I know IPA noob here as of now. But this one was one of the first ones I tried. Found it at a local grocery store one town over in East Hartford and loved it. Not only did it have a "healthy" alchohol content which is nice but the flavor was fantastic. I have had some IPA's that drink like aunt jemima's syrup. I guess you get what you pay for as the saying goes. I would highly recommend this if you enjoy IPA's that have some good "horsepower" to them.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Big Cranky Double IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 306 ratings