Crucial Crucial Aunt Aunt
The Veil Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #513
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,461
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 7.03%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
87
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The Veil Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  7
Gots
  3
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Amguerra305 from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer actually looks like mango juice as it is turbid and orange in the glass. Barely any lingering head to speak of. Smell is complex with mango predominating and supported by a tropical juice undertone. The taste is bone dry with a piney bitter finish. Way too bitter for my tastes. It looses all the nuances of the nose on account of the bitter taste. Feel is pretty pleasant but unremarkable. Overall the beer is good but it does not live up to its nose or look.

Jun 19, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Many thanks to Knapp85 for this can.

A - Pours an opaque medium orange tan color with thin, yet dense white lacing.

S - Mango, citrus, tangerine. Aroma is "chewy and thick".

T - Mango, citrus, and some tangerine with a lingering mild citric bitterness and tropical sweetness.

M - Chewy, heavy medium body, coats the mouth with chewy tropical fruit.

O - Rock solid, but any more, these hazy IPA's are all starting to taste the same.

May 17, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

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

Poured a cloudy orange body with minimal head and lace ring. Mango comes through with a tangerine grapefruit sweetness and no hoppy bitterness in the aroma. The beer's taste/mouthfeel has a hint of bitterness but is mostly sweet from tangerine/mango and this sweetness is balanced with a mild acidic hop bite and the finish is clean and sweet and this beer is real enjoyable.

May 15, 2017
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange with a small white head.
S - Smells of mango, citrus and hops.
T - Tastes just like the smell, lots of mango, pinnapple with a slight bitterness on the finish.
F - Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.
O - Really tasty double IPA that hides th 8.4 % alcohol.

Apr 30, 2017
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 4/22/17 Anniversary celebration. Poured into Veil Anniversary glass, because of course.

L: 1F+ head with OK retention. Doesn't leave much lacing, but there is a thin cap and ring. Beer is a hazy orange; easily could be mistaken for orange juice.

S: Mango, naturally, as there is added mango. Also get some pineapple and passionfruit. This appears to be more tropical in nose than Crucial Taunt.

T: Woo, fruit really pops here. Mango and lots of it up front, with pineapple, passionfruit, and some tangerine and lemon rind. Very little malt to speak of. Finish moderately earthy, but as is usual with Veil IPAs there is very little in the way of bitterness, just a small amount.

F: Medium bodied, pretty strongly carbonated, which works for this combination. Very good construction and balance and long finish works out well.

O: Very nice DIPA with the addition of fruit.

Apr 26, 2017
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brocktune from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy opaque orange, thin white head around rim. Juicy citrus and mango aroma. Bitter hoppy taste, grapefruit, mango, and citrus peel notes. Bitter Piney feel, lingering into the aftertaste.

Apr 23, 2017
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vikingpillager from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

LOVE THIS BEER - amazing balance, feel, and taste. Great hoppiness, fruitiness, citrus-heaviness. So drinkable but The Veil does such a great job on cloudy ales so that's not saying much!

Mar 01, 2017
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bowzer4birdie from Illinois

4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

canned late december 2016 and poured into my favorite oversized snifter. My first Veil beer and it is outstanding! Deep, flavorful DIPA but not as hazy in the NE style. Beautiful on the nose, luscious on the palate, a rewarding experience throughout.

Jan 31, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours cloudy orange with tons of white floaties nice thick white head and great lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Lots of tropical fruit mango, pineapple, orange nice hop aroma as well.

Taste - Very juicy same as the aroma lots of tropical fruit and nice bitter hoppiness.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated the 8.4% ABV is not very noticeable.

Overall - An excellent beer great flavors hits every point.

Jan 15, 2017
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Terp96 from North Carolina

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

Was a little skeptical as I do not like mangoes but this beer was amazing. Pours a bright hazy golden yellow with decent head retention. Huge citrusy hop aroma with some sweetness from the mango. Taste is all hops. Dank, piney and citrusy all at once. Very little of the mango comes though. Not much of a malt backbone but it doesn't matter. One hell of a beer

Jan 01, 2017
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super hazy mango color, small Peach tinged head, lacking in the lacing. Huge dank resinous, tropical and citrus aromas. Dank resin, citrus blended down zest and all, mango, and big wet pine needles. Medium toward full, smooth and pleasantly dry. To be honest this beer isn't without fault. The looks leave a lot to be desired, I don't mind hazy but some lacing would be welcomed. It's complex but the hops become so much it's hard to dissect.

Dec 11, 2016
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into chalice

With foamy , billowy two finger white foam cap over a hazy amber liquid

Aroma of citrus , orange. Tangerine. Lime, mango

Taste of hop dankness, spicy, citrus

Good beer

Taste the alcohol

Oct 23, 2016
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wedge from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

@ The Veil

Murky pale orange juice appearance, capped with a small whipped white head. Smells of aromatic spicy fresh green herbal hops, smooth mango puree, and lemon/lime citrus. Flavor is hop juice...fresh green dankness, mango, lime, grapefruit, and herbs. Medium bodied, softly carbonated feel. Juicy.

Oct 14, 2016
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours very cloudy and honey colored; the head climbs three fingers and turns rocky, while draping some lace

Smell: Mango, lime and pith

Taste: All hops here, with just a hint of toasted malt underpinning; the mango dominates, up front, with other tropical fruit flavors underneath; through the middle the dry-hopping launches a bitter wave that is very pithy with hints of lime and mint; some aspirin in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not a fan of the aspirin-like bitterness but the rest of the beer has a nice flavor profile; the Veil brewers really enjoy a bitter assault on the taste buds and at one time I did, too, but I like the juicier styles now

Sep 25, 2016
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Stolenface1 from Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a solid, turbid orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is huge.. mango mango mango.. peach, passionfruit, lychee, nectarine.. Flavor is just as huge as the aroma, with all of the same descriptors.. man this is good! The 3.17 rating I just saw must come from a person with compromised taste buds because this beer is phenomenal! The feel is med and like straight juice. Med-low carbonation. Overall, this is as close to perfection, for a DIPA w/ fruit, that I have ever experienced.

Sep 22, 2016
Crucial Crucial Aunt Aunt from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 87 ratings