Crispy Little
Suarez Family Brewery

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Style:
Wheat Beer - American Pale
Ranked #6
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,079
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 5.01%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
136
From:
Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  10
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Notes: Our signature pale ale brewed with malted wheat. Agreeable orange / red grapefruit citrus flavors and aromas. Crispy. Crushable.
Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 136 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by hoppytobehere:
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Suarez.

This baby was gorgeous in the late afternoon light coming in through the window at Suarez. Huge billowy cloud head. Ridiculous ripe fruit aroma. Tasted like heaven. My god. What a good beer.

Aug 28, 2018
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Staggered into the brewery from a day of fishing and hiking looking like an absolute bum compared to the rest of the clean, well-dressed crowd. I'm sure my fatigue and thirst added to the overall positive experience with this brew because it totally nailed the definition of crisp and delicious.

Cloudy but vibrant orange-gold hue with a fine cap of head resting slightly above the 10oz glass.

Aroma of citrus by way of tangerine and lemon zest, followed by a toasted malt and a slightly floral hop aroma.

Taste is more orange and citrus followed by light mango. Grainy and malty finish that ends with a crisp pop.

Light and refreshing but fairly big on taste; soft flavors carried by a perfectly carbonated body. Fruit-forward but not acidic of overbearing. The glass went quick, and so did the growler.

May 30, 2018
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jhavs from New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beers they pour at this brewery are beautiful. They put a fine effort into presentation. 25cl pour into a Willi Becher.

Bit hazed golden straw with a thick billowy pillow of white foam. Foam rises a good 1/2 inch above the glass but does not drip. Lacing clings as the glass is emptied.

Fine blend of bready malt, sweet fruit hop, and lemon citrus.

Flavors are clean, refreshing, and delicate. Melon fruit, doughy bread, hint of yeast and lemon zest.

Crisp and soft, moderate carbonation and lighter side of medium body.

Fine, delicate, refreshing, and clean all around brew.

Jan 02, 2017
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Philcassella from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 05, 2017
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 30, 2018
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edthehead from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2016
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy orange with a finger of white foam. Poured tight. Aroma is biscuity, wheaty, bready, earthy malts with a little herbal, floral hops for balance. Flavor profile has a little watery undertone, with wheat, lemon, grassy, earthy hops and earthy, bready malts behind. Mouth feel is a touch watery with a very frail graininess throughout. Effervescence is soft. It has a medium-thin consistency. Overall, light and tight, with a watery consistency making it drink even lighter.

Draft.

Sep 09, 2019
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CharlesK from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 12, 2017
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eddiefl from New York

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 01, 2017
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CervezaNY from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 22, 2018
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Samact from Vermont

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2018
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Knickfan3 from New York

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 20, 2018
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junaman from New York

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 13, 2016
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bigred89 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 21, 2019
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Greyvtrayn from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source. Bright and hazy orange color, sizable head that stuck to the sides of the glass leaving thick lacing. A nice citrusy smell with a little faint grass. More grassy forward taste but definitely detected a bit more sour citrus fruit flavors. More potent carbonation here but was still a smooth finish.
Had sips of a few others they had on tap (Homespun and Smiling Season)...those were delicious as well.

Aug 21, 2017
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npolachek from New York

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very similar in taste to a New England IPA a solid brew. Beautiful Strahl light color very good carbonation even balance. A solid offer in for a beer in its category.

Oct 07, 2018
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rule36 from New York

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

torst
2/17/19

Feb 18, 2019
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 13, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a hazy golden sunshine color with a soapy off-white head. Orange and grapefruit citrus aromas that border on dank, along with a malted grain note. I believe this is the first citrus encounter I’ve had with Suarez, which is very exciting!

The taste is wholly citrus up front, with the orange and grapefruit flavors providing a very flavorful foundation for the malted wheat to truly shine. Wow.

The mouthfeel is fairly dry, lending credence to the crushability of this pale wheat ale.

Oct 18, 2020
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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 24, 2020
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Scottsbeer from Florida

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 19, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy light amber color with a one finger head; spotty lacing

Smell: Grainy wheat aromatics with lemon and grapefruit pith tones

Taste: Bread flavors forward with citrus flavor building, bringing grapefruit and a hint of lemon; fruity and moderately bitter, through the middle and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An excellent wheat ale that takes the style to a new level

Thanks, devoured by vermin, for the opportunity

Oct 28, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bright lemon up front, sharp citrus peel, hints of orange and grapefruit seltzer, very zippy and very crisp, bready and wheat qualities throughout, slightly herbal and floral, a smack of spicy and slightly bitter hops on the finish. wow, a perfect summer crusher!

Jul 22, 2019
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 27, 2020
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Beerbom from California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 27, 2021
Crispy Little from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 136 ratings