Hawaiian Crunk | Riverbend Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Riverbend Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
riverbendbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
27
pDev:
5.65%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 27
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love it! This is silky smooth without being overly creamy to the point of not being beer. It’s also light and refreshing for the ABV. Three finger dissipating head and full of pineapple and peaches!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my first ever beer from these guys, and its mighty good. well ahead of expectations, i have grown disdainful of the milkshake style and never expect much from them anymore, usually tasting the as courtesy to my friends who procure them and think they rule, i am rarely into it, but this one really turned me on, perhaps my favorite i have had in this style all year long! passion fruit, orange, guava, and vanilla in this thing, i know what it sounds like, but trust me its incredible, way way ahead of the curve. its lightly hazy, washed out pale straw looking in the glass with a very tall and active white head on it. the nose is slightly tart from the natural passion fruit, which for me is in front of the other fruits. the fruit and the hops are about on par with each other though, one not overtaking the other. for being desserty in style, its not all that sweet, even with the vanilla. dry and wheaty as its base, fluffy feeling but not heavy in the least, some tropical hops, maybe some citra too, work perfectly with the fruit in this, orange is subtle, lightly acidic but not in a yeasty bacterial or sour way, and the guava is a nice way to round it out. the flavor is fresh as can be, really robust, and totally different than any other one of these i have ever had. i love the vanilla too, it almost gives this a melted ice cream complexion. effervescent and fast finishing for what it is too. really textbook example of the style, among the best i have had! maybe the beer surprise of the holiday season for me, ive got to get my hands on more of their stuff!

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on August 4, 2018. Milkshake style IPA brewed with passion fruit, blood orange and pink guava. A bit light in body for this style.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If you "hog POG" juice you will love this hazy offering. Not overly sweet but definitely a tropical monsoon of sunny fruits. Same alley as other Riverbend but nicely tame on the sugar/sweetness.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Semi-transluscent, Hawaiian Crunk is. The very definition of yellow, and capped by a very thin foamy white head that descends to nothing but a memory.

But wow, does this thing bursts into tropical aromas unlike any before. Of course it has the expected mango, pineapple, and papaya, but underneath are wonderful aromas of strawberry and even coconut.

And the flavor mirrors this. Somehow, pineapple, strawberry, and coconut come first, then waves of lime, melon, orange, and lemon. A simple syrup sweetness is the only malt presence to back it.

Lighter than it looks, with a good tingly carbonation. Sweet, but not disgustingly sweet. There is a hint of bitterness, but this doesn't seem to need much.

My God.. Have i found the perfect summer refreshment for the beach? I believe I have. Nothing has ever made me think of warm sands, Hawaiian Tropic sun tan lotion laden patrons, and the sounds of waves crashing quite like this. Cheers.

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Hawaiian Crunk from Riverbend Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 27 ratings