Crank IPA
Cycle Brewing

Crank IPACrank IPA
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From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #56
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,849
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.28%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
625
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 02, 2023
Added:
Mar 06, 2014
Wants:
  79
Gots:
  43
Single Hop Citra IPA
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
When it comes to beer, its there anything that Citra can't do? As Cycle Brewing cranks out a new wave IPA based on the famous hop variety, they capture the devotion of Florida area hop heads.

Bright gold and cast in a mildly diffused glow, Crank IPA rushes toward the nose with a burst of true citrusy oranges and complementary fruit scents. As hints of herb round out the nose, a first sip of seeming fructose, honey and light caramel offer to keep the fruit impressions plump and radiant.

As the sweetness relaxes, the middle palate comes alive with branch ripe tangerine, mandarin orange and valencia varieties. A backdrop of red grapefruit, mango and apricot carry a more complex array of tropical and stone fruit before the bitterness sets in with a clean and sprucy late palate.

Medium bodied and not smooth enough to be hazy, but not bitter enough to be West Coast, this juicy IPA is simply a sip of sunshine for Tampa-area hop heads.
May 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.03 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Dec 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by WDJersey from Colorado

Jun 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a foamy white head and lots of fingers of lacing on the glass.

S: Lots of orange and tangerine, smells fairly tropical, some mango and a hint of floral grass.

T: Lemon and grapefruit rind, with notes of mango and tropical fruit and medium bitterness and a touch of grass.

F: Medium body, good carbonation.

O: Very nice IPA.
Mar 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.27 by harsley from Massachusetts

Dec 27, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
CAN
Pale orange with a finger of loose white foam that legs; flowers, greasy grapefruit peel, and a touch of honey on the nose; underripe tangerines, key lime pie, dried green mango, and evergreen needles; bitter, oily, round, smooth.

4 4 4.25 4.25 4

May 24th canning - a full 3 months - off the shelf from Total Wine, so I’m expecting some wear on this one. And there is a speck of oxidation on the nose + taste both.
General, though, this is a tart, slick, and layered example of Citra that manages to get both the lighter gooseberry notes and hints of a catty edge.
It’s the body that really satisfies, though, with heaps of hop oil just sliding down.

If this is core range + not fresh, I can only imagine how good this brewery might be.
Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by Labo from Maryland

Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma

Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by robotic_being from Illinois

May 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Apr 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.01 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jan 17, 2021
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Reviewed by aBosslyElephant from Florida

3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
L- Hazy yellow body, very tall cream colored head
S- Bright hops
T- Tastes exactly like beer, lint hints of citrus and wheat/bread
M- Smooth and very bubbly
O- Slight above average IPA
Jan 13, 2021
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Cycle Brewing "Crank IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 08/06/20 10:47" and sampled on 12/24/20
$2.89 @ ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Wildwood, FL

Notes via stream of consciousness: I've had this beer before but I must have lost the notes. It was at the brewery though in St. Pete's, and this appears to be brewed and canned by BrewHub - not that it makes any difference anyway, that was years ago and I could never remember if it's the same or not. So, let's see... it's poured a very hazy, even cloudy, golden-orange body beneath a finger's width of rocky, slightly off-white foam. The aroma offers some floral character, grapefruit, lemon zest, citrus pith, orange, and soft pine over a grainy malt base. It's not the brightest aroma but I've just reminded myself, as I'm now reminding you, that it's just an IPA. I'm going to guess that it's not dry hopped, although it might be. Regardless, it's perfectly acceptable. Moving on, the taste is much fuller, and although it follows those same notes found in the aroma the malt is richer with an almost honey-like note added to it. There's some powdery floral character, which is slightly odd, and I'm guessing coming from the yeast, and some apple and nectarine. A firm bitterness balances it nicely, and it finishes dry with a touch of that honeys malt steadily fading. In the mouth it's medium bodied and crisp. Overall I'll call it a just slightly unique kind of standard IPA. I wouldn't choose it as my own, but I could easily see lots of people buying this by the case as their go-to beer.
Review #7,135
Dec 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Dec 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.94 by SolarPower36 from Florida

Sep 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Sep 05, 2020