Crank IPA
Cycle Brewing

Crank IPACrank IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #51
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,173
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.26%
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
613
From:
Cycle Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  80
Gots
  43
SCORE
95
World-Class
Crank IPACrank IPA
Notes: Single Hop Citra IPA
Reviews: 87 | Ratings: 613 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Jamesg1188 from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic IPA. Beautiful citrusy note, with a lighter body. Does not feel 7 percent. Refreshing on a warm Florida day.

Feb 09, 2020
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dar482 from New York

4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a completely hazy golden color.

The aroma smells like pure lemon peel, with some lemon juice on top. Huge citrus peel and grapefruit. A touch of sugary sweetness. Guava, passionfruit, pineapple.

The flavor hits up front of grass and leafy hop quality. It literally sticks onto one's teeth. Then onto passionfruit, guava, peach, mango. Then onto herbacous and grassy green drying, with a touch of lingering bitterness.

The closest thing to Hill Farmstead or Tree House outside of New England and Toppling Goliath. An auspicious introduction into the top tier world class hoppy beers out there.

Feb 18, 2015
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Ilovelampandbeer from New York

4.78/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reminds me of HF IPAs and pale ales with that grassy character along with the soft on the palate mouthfeel...so good...This beer offered in 16oz 4 packs would be killer...make it happen, cycle!

Apr 02, 2015
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jkinzey from Florida

4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an unbelievable New England style IPA from Florida. The look is a hazy orange. Smell is pure citrus, very prominent Citra hop profile. Very soft on the palate with a hoppy zip but not overly bitter. This is my favorite Florida IPA and is right up there with the greats from Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, TH, and Trillium.

Jul 24, 2015
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KensWorld from Florida

4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfect IPA! smells very hoppy and piney as a good IPA should. Taste is incredible, just the right amount of bitterness and sweet malt. It goes down so smoothly, unlike Jai Alai. This is one of, if not the best Florida IPA's available. Perfect IPA.

10-2015 update. had it once again. no change very consistent. Note to Cycle: Please get this canned so all can try the Best Southeast IPA Available, period! 4.90.

11-2016 update, had again on tap a James Joyce, tastes like crap, blah! Must be a old keg.

May 14, 2015
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Fish365 from New York

4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received a Crowler on a trade very well balanced ipa. Up there with the best.

Apr 18, 2015
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mynie from Maryland

4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold. GIANT mango pervades every inch of the beer's flavor and aroma. Mango up front, mango in the middle, mango, passion fruit, and grapefruit in the back end. Big, bold, bright, but never too sweet, never gimmicky.

I look at single-hopped Citra IPAs as existing on a continuum between two poles. Previously, those poles were marked "Zombie Dust," which is very bitter, and "Psuedosue," which is very fruity. Crank destroys that old continuum, blasting so far beyond Sue's fruitiness I could have sworn I was drinking fruit juice. Amazing.

Mar 03, 2015
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright yellow with minimal head.

Bright tangy citrusy hop aromas.

In contrast to the aromas, hops contribute much less fruit and tropics to the flavor. There is some white of the grapefruit rind, and even some broccoli in the background.

Mild but sharp bitterness.

Apr 07, 2016
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CraftySir22 from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cycle Brewing Company -- Crank IPA
Location -- Four Stacks Brewing

The first time I had crank was in early 2015 and I loved it. I dont think that what they are brewing now is the same recipe. The Crank I've been having the past few months seems watered down and definitely does not have that juicy, hazey, citra hop bomb character that it had when I first tasted it. I still love this beer and it is one of the best IPA's in the Tampa Bay area.

Apr 05, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Far superior to Jai Alai for my tastes. Pours a hazy yellow / orange with a creamy head. Looks fabulous. Nose bursts with papaya, guava, pineapple, an herbal dankness that's devoid of pine notes. Flavor follows, modest bitterness, lingering tropical finish. Medium creamy body with some clean biscuity malt in the middle.

Truly great.

Sep 20, 2015
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cosmicevan from New York

4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to greg for the hookup in a crowler! filled prob about a week ago.

a - brew pours murky yellow orange nice frothy head. classic ipa.

s - tropical fruit, spot on really nice.

t/m/o - one of the rare ipas that tastes better than it smells. big bursts of tropical citric fruit. great hop. super drinkable and delish.

Apr 24, 2015
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jhartley from Florida

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 25, 2015
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atrocity from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 29, 2016
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darcange from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 10, 2015
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robgage from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 24, 2015
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Wowcoolman from California

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 01, 2014
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KCBeerNerd from Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 19, 2015
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random846 from California

4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2015
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JMG08 from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Dec 15, 2014
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RollDamnTide from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 12, 2020
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.32/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 20, 2016
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wesbourne from Florida

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

Sep 17, 2014
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BMart from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 14, 2017
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msscott1973 from North Carolina

4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 20, 2015
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VaTechPhilly from New York

4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 09, 2016
Crank IPA from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 613 ratings