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Big Cranky Double IPA | Stony Creek Brewery

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Big Cranky Double IPABig Cranky Double IPA
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3.91/5
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283 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:
#7,497
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
283
pDev:
11.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drinking this out of a snifter at the brewery, first day of its release. Pours a nice light amber, clear, with a head that fades to nothingness. Decent aroma, but very light for a DIPA. Some sweetness and malt, a hoppy backbone hides in the back. Taste starts sweet, some fruity esters, hint of lemon, resin, big veggie hop note at the end. Good overall flavor but maybe this was hopped a bit too long, shouldn't get that veggie flavor here. Finishes bitter, no discernible alcohol. Really drinkable for 9.5% ABV.

You know, SC gets a lot of hate. This beer is actually OK. It's no mind-boggler and it's not super hoppy. It's a decent DIPA that's not too malty or sweet and it's really easy to finish the 10 oz snifter. I think with some improvement on the hop schedule or hop varietals this could really be a winner. Dry-hop this on Mosaic and I think it would be great.

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Big Cranky Double IPA from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 283 ratings
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