Crucial Taunt | The Veil Brewing Co.

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4.38/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
theveilbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA. Extremely hoppy, dank, low bitterness, juicy, and minimal malt presence. Name after Wayne from Wayne's World's girlfriend's band, Crucial Taunt.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#552
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
325
pDev:
6.85%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
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Photo of FriedSlug
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden beer with a bit of an orange color. Bright, white, fluffy head that leaves massive amounts of lacing behind. Smells a lot like grapefruit with some other tropical fruits and some piney hops. Creamy mouthfeel and sweet with a lot of grapefruit, some mango and other tropical fruits with a hint of peach. All cleaned up by an aggressive pithy and piney bitterness. Great beer.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hughesm12
4.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheWolf
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of grapeshops
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. Hazy golden sunset.

Very tropical. A lot of pineapple and orange juice flavors. Has a touch of bubblegum flavor as well. Very tropical and fruity. Soft. Not much bitterness. A really nice DIPA.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a hazy golden orange color with a one-finger creamy white head that has good retention

S- zesty orange peel and grapefruit juice, followed by mango and peach, pine and grass close it out

T- orange zest with some pithy grapefruit up front, followed by some grassy and resinous notes. The finish gives more citrus and grass

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- juicy and resinous, high drinkability

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SBlobaum
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Semh57
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at the Veil on 2/14/18. 4 pack of 16oz cans was $15 (date on bottom of cans!) Hazy murky pour like grapefruit juice! Immediate aroma of oranges, some peaches then bready malt added! Tastes super soft and creamy in your mouth with low amount of bitterness! Lovely aftertaste also! AWESOME BEER!! Yes there is some pine/grassiness but what a combo with the tropical fruit hops!! Recommended highly!!! Thanks Veil! Their taproom is great and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly! Take a trip there and you won't be disappointed! Drink amazing beers! SEH

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a completely opaque deep amber color with a finger of effervescent off-white head. The head has excellent retention, leaving some cobwebs of lacing before settling into a thin film.

The aroma is an assault of earthy dankness and fruit salad. Very floral and vegetal up front, followed by a wave of grapefruit, lime, orange, and honeydew melon.

The taste is kind of ridiculous. There's so much going on. Lots of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, lime, and cantaloupe, followed by some pine and a subtle touch of vanilla and honey. The grainy, cereal malt provides an earthy yet sweet backbone.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy, soft and smooth, with a dry finish. Chewy, but never sticky.

Overall, an absolutely fantastic DIPA that is bursting with hop flavor, yet has plenty of malt character to provide balance. At 8% ABV this beer is terrifyingly drinkable.

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Photo of avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Had this beer on-tap at Mekong, poured into a snifter. Had a yellow-orange color and a thick, murky, cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, hops, malt, and a dankness.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of dank hops (not overdone, mind you), a moderate amount of malt, some citrus fruits (orange, in particular), some grapefruit, mango, and a light grassy quality. This is a big, complex, powerful, and extremely focused flavor. Pretty much what a DIPA should taste like.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a juicy, yet vibrant, finish. Medium-bodied.

O: The Veil makes DIPAs excessively well, no doubt about that. Well worth a look.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrivinNCryin
4.94/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Doesn't get much better than this.

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Crucial Taunt from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 325 ratings