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Little Cranky | Stony Creek Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CayseyW on 03-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,254
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
64
pDev:
11.49%
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of smcolw
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Straw colored with a whitish haze. Good two-finger head which settles slowly and in a chunky manner.

Very pale (almost, but not quite, grainy) malt smell. Light hop nose. Reminds me of a Kölsch.

Clean taste with a crisp and lightly sweet malt base. The hop is present but not too strong. Again, this is like a Kölsch, but with far more hop. It's refreshing and easy to drink. Highly carbonated with a moderate body. Overall, I really like this beer. It's not so much a session IPA but more of a hoppy Kölsch. Either way, it's tasty, clean and invigorating.

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Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zombles222
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walkinbeauty
4.24/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ada_Ace
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed poured from a can.

3/13/17 canned date.

Not typically a session fan but this one was drinkable. Next to no malt but that really isnt what you are looking for from a session. Nice color and carbonation with somewhat thick head.

I wouldnt jump up and down about the flavor, just seems a bit bland all things considered. Very slightly fruity with a hint of citrus after taste that fades quick.

Overall: If you are looking for a beer to try out, keep looking. Quite a few CT brewerys worth your time first. If you do find yourself in possesion of this one, by all means give it a shot.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fine as a session beer, but it doesn't bring the flavor punch that I'd prefer. Good on a hot day as a thirst quencher.

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Photo of nmwhitehead
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbeervt
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I found it to be drinkable, but it didn't really seem to have much flavor.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbertsch
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BPCam
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FatSean
2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not what I excepted at all. Session IPA will certainly have less malt and the hops will seem rougher. But this one had more of a lemon/orange PEEL flavor as opposed to the lemon and orange flavor claimed by the can. As another review noted, there is an odd hefe-like tang. As someone who does not care for that flavor profile, this beer really fell flat for me. I've had the regular Cranky and while it shares a harsh hop profile...the increased malts help to balance and make it a more enjoyable drink.

I will admit, a well done session IPA is a tough think Founders All Day is popular for a reason. I'd argue that Two Roads (another CT brew) has a better one, if only because it is more "IPA-like" than this. If you can get a single, give it a taste, especially if you like Hefeweiss and IPA.

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Photo of JRed
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark orange in body with white bubbly head. Grass, mint, citrus skin in aroma. Tastes of grass, citrus, pineapple, pine, medium bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zshaft
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

poured into snifter slowly but for some reason the dish soap head rose so high I couldn't even finish the pour. nice translucent orange. nose is of typical hop water. some malt and grass in there. taste is like overcarbonated bubblegum drink. taste to me is more like a very light hefe. i maybe get some light orange. mouthfeel is virtually none. the bubbles seem to evaporate the liquid soon as it hits your mouth. overall a standard session. not terrible but there are much better sessions out there. don't get this one. it basically floats among the subpar sessions and with stone and founders readily available this one can collect dust.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Excalibur33
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My favorite of the Stony Creek brews. Tried both on tap at brewery and in the can. Light-bodied session IPA that is great for really warm weather. Head wears down a bit quickly, and the appearance is a bit clear. Flavor has some grassy hints to go with the typical citrus.

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Photo of cbutova
2.87/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Canned in March 2016.

A- Can pours into a goblet with a cloudy pale orange body and a fluffy white head. The cap only makes it up to about half a finger but retains quite well. A few spots of lace as well as small sheets here and there.

S- The aroma is very faint with slightly lemony and citrus hops up front leading into slight floral tones. Malts actually make up most of the smell with bread, biscuit and even a hint of caramel coming on.

T- Same general feeling as the aroma with the faint but not quite watered down composition. Hops come off as mostly floral, herbal and citrus driven and the taste ends with raw cereal grain, bread, light sweets and pale fruits from the yeast ferment.

MF- Very light bodied and approaching watery at this juncture. Medium carbonation brings on a slightly fluffy texture but not enough to fully support the brew. Ends with a tiny bitterness.

There are only a few great session IPAs out there and there are plenty like this. Thin bodied with just a haze of hop flavor and some intruding maltiness. More body makes for a better session brew, even if that sounds backwards to some.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Little Cranky from Stony Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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