Crucial Crucial Aunt Aunt
The Veil Brewing Co.

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From:
The Veil Brewing Co.
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 7.06%
Ratings:
87
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 02, 2018
Added:
Aug 28, 2016
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  3
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: None
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4.75 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2018
 
4.55 by DavidHume from Virginia on Mar 08, 2018
 
4.5 by Kuges from Texas on Sep 12, 2017
 
4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2017
 
4.05 by julielynndubee from Virginia on Jul 17, 2017
 
4.48 by locoformavs from Colorado on Jun 22, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Amguerra305 from Florida

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
 
4.25 by LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina on Jun 17, 2017
 
4.18 by timmy2b from New York on Jun 11, 2017
 
4.75 by malfunxion from New York on Jun 06, 2017
 
4.23 by Zuidman from Illinois on May 31, 2017
 
3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on May 30, 2017
 
4.34 by Duff27 from Illinois on May 29, 2017
 
4.4 by Bum4ever from California on May 25, 2017
 
4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on May 22, 2017
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3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by zander4dawin from Texas

Murky orange beer with thin head. Meaty fruity notes, tangerine, stone fruit, some citrus notes and leafy hop notes. Interesting beer for sure.

May 19, 2017
 
3.66 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts on May 18, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

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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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

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
 
4.05 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2017
 
4.75 by PprBurke from Virginia on May 13, 2017
 
4 by McBraniel from Virginia on May 13, 2017
 
4.11 by TomMorris from Connecticut on May 12, 2017
 
4.18 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan on May 08, 2017
 
4.5 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Griffin2 from Virginia

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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3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by dleiner from New York

Over carbonated, weak nose, still a decent beer, I had higher hopes for this

Apr 29, 2017
 
4.25 by Masters from Massachusetts on Apr 26, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

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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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brocktune from Virginia

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
 
4.09 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2017
 
4.25 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Apr 08, 2017
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4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by vikingpillager from Illinois

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
 
4.25 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Mar 01, 2017
 
4.31 by montman from Virginia on Feb 13, 2017
 
4.56 by 1levelabove247 from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2017
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4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by bowzer4birdie from Illinois

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
 
3.79 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania on Jan 24, 2017
 
4.53 by Eziel from Ohio on Jan 16, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

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