Crush Depth
Czig Meister Brewing Company

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Style:
American Black Ale
Ranked #151
ABV:
not listed
Score:
88
Ranked #18,000
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 5.12%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
11
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Czig Meister Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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88
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Photo of dacrza1
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

DATE: January 5, 2018... OCCASION: with Shan seeing Hamilton, the boys' night in features The Battle of the Five Armies and an equally strong local brew... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter.... pours a midnight black body crowned with three fingers of thick, brown froth that clumps and laces beautifully as it ebbs from the glass's lip... the citrus burst of melon, lemon, and grapefruit couples with caramel, toffee and thick, roasted malts to strike an aggressive, attractive one-two punch... the aroma seeds burnt sugars and big cola--a rounded, rewarding breathe each time the glass tilts... first sip ignites with a healthy warmth and a jarring attack on the teeth, buzzing with the kind of hop activity becoming an 80+ IBU offering... a medium-bodied feel, slightly oily but generally even and textured--big enough to warn of its intentions, but easy enough to encourage each sip without penalty... toffee, tootsie roll, grapefruit, a bit of charcoal, cola, and a thick underpinning of maltiness... its citrus presence sloughs a bit, but that comes with the territory of the blackening malts... did I mention its surreptitious masking of the 9% ABV? this might be my favorite Czig Meister offering to date, rugged and flavorful as it is...

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Photo of Beers-es
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap, pours black with an off-white head. Smell is mostly roasty malts. Tastes like a super-bitter porter. I like bitter beers so that's fine. Good, but not sure what makes this an IPA.

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Photo of ShaggaCurtisovich
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in a four pack from the brewery. Date 11/17/17 on the can. Very upfront on the smell. You know it's an IPA. Taste: Czig decided to keep the IPA profile. This isn't Dubhe nor Sublimely Self Righteous. They are more maltier. This IPA mixes in some coffee notes w/ cascadian hops. It's a sipper (9%). I was pleasantly surprised. Definitely a different take on the traditional IPA. Personally, I'm a huge fan of black IPA. I would recommend this one. This is the 2nd offeeing from Czig that I was really happy with. Enjoy!

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Crush Depth from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings