Big Cranky Double IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by CayseyW on 03-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
266
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
131
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigferraro
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet tropical flavor with fairly mild bitterness.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden pour with a sticky cap of bone-white foam that looks resinous. Aroma is strong - a dank hop mixed with booze. The flavor is similar with strong, sharp notes of booze and biting hops. A little bit of sweetness is present as well, but not the nice bready malt balance that I enjoy rather amplifying the alcohol's presence. Not sure if the can is old, all the 4pks available had blurred datestamps. As-is this was unbalance, booze-forward, and done-in-one. Not impressed.

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Photo of brewnme
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
2.24/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Attenuation
2.08/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

This was something I was looking forward to and was so dissapointed. The grapefruit was way too strong and I had no desire to even finish the whole beer. I see what they were going for....but just struck out.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the appearance was a burnt golden orange color. Thin film of a white foamy head sustains nicely. Some messy lacing. The aroma keeps a nice sweet semi-tropical fruity sticky hoppiness flowing on into some grassy hops. Sly citrusy hops with some bitter contours to it. Subtle honey. The flavor yields to the sweetness tropically and with the citrus. Citrus has some light bitterness but quite low. Combines fairly nice to follow through on into the aftertaste and running on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable to smooth sweet sipping quality about it, acceptable stickiness. Carbonation flows light. Overall, good DIPA for what it is. Perhaps a bit sweeter than expected.

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Photo of SteelersBruh
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coombski
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P- Poured from a 16 oz can,into a Cigar City spiegelau IPA glass.Date on the can reads 3/02/17.

L- Thick creamy white colored head that stands 2 finger widths tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Slightly hazy amber colored body,with decent clarity,and slightly distorted light showing through.Low amount of carbonation,low amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get indiscernible tropical fruits,light pine,and caramel malt notes.

T- On the palate I get caramel malts up front,tropical fruit and bread in the middle,and clean pine hops on the back end.Pretty malt forward,but maybe I need a fresh can.Still tastes good though.

F- The mouth feel is medium with a silky / creamy texture.Low amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a slightly dry finish.

O- This is a pretty good IPA by west coast standards.I may need to revisit with a fresher can,but still pretty darn good.I'll revisit this one again,and give it a try with a fresh can,and let me know what you think.

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Photo of jrfehon33
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can no date

Pours a clear orange amber color with a creamy half-finger head that laces fabulously. Nice effervescence after the pour.

Aroma is faintly sweet with tropical notes - can't quite place them though.

Taste is bold and sweet up front, somehow masking the maltiness well. A bit of a hot finish that still manages to hold on to the rich orange and lemon hop flavor. I wish the term "juicy" was better managed because lots of people are calling it that but to me juicy implies the unfiltered oated feel along with the flavor -- none of that here by design.

Feel is amazingly clean and crisp, a bit dry on the lips. Bitterness is high but it manages to stay out of the way of the flavor somehow.

I think these guys did their homework on this one. They say on the can that it is West Coast Style DIPA but they have definitely put a Northeast spin on it with the strong tropical hop flavor - really well blended mix of seven hops.

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Photo of Hall22
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oclvryder
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Peter1977
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Burt
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NHSTEVE
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can.

A - Pours a hazy medium orange color with lots of floaty/particulates. Lacing is dense and thin with little to no carbonation.

S - Mild frutiness with some spicy onion/garlic presence.

T - Onion/garlic, some citrus, and a lingering citrus bitterness with some alcohol effervescence.

M - Medium body.

O - Balanced. Really, really like this beer.

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Big Cranky Double IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 266 ratings.
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