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Gipsy IPA | Crooked Letter Brewing Co.

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Gipsy IPAGipsy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crooked Letter Brewing Co.
Mississippi, United States
crookedletterbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TrappistJohnMD on 07-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,951
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
36
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 8
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Photo of tbryan5
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Photo of lcdawg
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of KensWorld
2.84/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So much potential here. Looks great, silky creamy head that does not go away. Unusual Amber color. But hopes were lost after trying. Something wrong here. Just tastes off and nothing like a hop forward Ale, more like a sour fruit concoction. No readable date on bottle so can't tell if skunked. If they would just add readable bottle dates then these things could be avoided. Drain dump.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some malts. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, some pine, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of t_holland
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
1.79/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Yikes! Gipsy IPA has a thin, off-white head, a murky, green-orange-brown appearance, with big, tan yeast chunks all about. The aroma is of sweet & sour sauce, old bread, turned fruit, caramel, and acid. Taste is of all that, with some off-the-wall and unusual bitterness, cellar mold, and rotten melon rind. Mouthfeel is medium and slimy, and Gipsy IPA finishes wet and sloppy.

RJT

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigGold
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Photo of JamesCornman
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark Amber with a tan head.

In the nose is bready caramel malt with pine and earthy hops.

It has a pine and bitter herb punch up front that gives way and is dominated by a Carmel bread malt flavor that is sticky and hangs around. This is a good beer but leaning heavy away from the style.

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Photo of sd123
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of animal69
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of JayNat
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber color with off-white head in mug at local burger joint. Good bit of sticky white lacing along sides of glass afterward.

Smell is light sweet malts with slight hint of hoppy citrus. Really not as much hop character as I was hoping.

Taste was sweet and malty up front. A bit of musty hop bitterness follows. Maybe a hint of pineapple. A little too bitter and not really a good citrus bitterness like other IPAs. Not terrible but just not that well balanced.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this was o.k., but wouldn't seek it out again unless the recipe changes some.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

4 for the bottled version, 3 for the draft. The bottled clearly has significantly more malt and brings the taste profile, combined with the abv, more into Arrogant Bastard territory. The draft version does not have enough malt to balance the hops and comes across as a thin, hop-dominated brew.

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Photo of MJ64
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jwalker37
3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Good beer, very heavy on the stomach. Strong flavor.

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Gipsy IPA from Crooked Letter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 36 ratings
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