Crusher
The Alchemist

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From:
The Alchemist
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #56
ABV:
8%
Score:
99
Ranked #233
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 7.14%
Ratings:
2,323
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 10:15 PM
Added:
Mar 05, 2014
Wants:
  831
Gots:
  565
SCORE
99
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Notes: The Crusher is an American Double IPA that I started making years ago at the old pub. Hop heads were constantly asking for more hops. So, in the words of Frank Zappa, "Did you say you want some more? Well here's some more." While I enjoy hops with the rest of them, I still try to maintain some semblance of balance and drinkability. This beer is oozing with hop flavor and aroma with a very dry finish. Enjoy responsibly, this one can sneak up on you.
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Photo of jbolger
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by jbolger from Connecticut

5/12/22 Canned 2/23/22. This is one powerful brew. Flavorful. Hops forward. Perfect piney bitterness. Dry finish. Citrus. Could be a favorite.

Thursday at 10:15 PM
 
4.56 by forum8417 from New Jersey on Apr 01, 2022
Photo of JohnG190
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JohnG190 from New York

I have tasted beer perfection and it’s name is Crusher.

Mar 07, 2022
 
4.63 by kodt from Illinois on Jan 24, 2022
 
4.61 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 18, 2022
 
4 by Piffler from Massachusetts on Dec 30, 2021
 
4.19 by Strohm from New York on Dec 26, 2021
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a hazy golden color with a white head.

Smell - Hops were noted, with the presence of citrus and bitterness.

Taste - The overall profile was dank. It was oily with a nice level of bitterness. The profile of citrus fruits were noted. Even though it was on the heavier side, it could make for a nice easy drinking.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation was appropriate, even with a thicker viscosity.

Overall - even though some might see this as a lighter beer, the taste comes with a heavier pprofile.

Dec 20, 2021
Photo of bret27
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of The_kriek_freak.

Dec 07, 2021
 
4.25 by IanX from New York on Nov 14, 2021
 
4.5 by nelsonracite from New Jersey on Oct 16, 2021
 
4.25 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Aug 30, 2021
 
4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a four-pack of cans at the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, Vermont for twelve dollars and seventy cents. My seventh brew from these guys. Good beer, prefer HT & FB.

Aug 16, 2021
 
4.44 by winehead247 from Georgia on Aug 04, 2021
 
3.98 by DioS from Georgia on Jul 28, 2021
 
4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Jul 04, 2021
 
4.33 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Jun 30, 2021
 
3.5 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
4.5 by meltroha from Ohio on Jun 13, 2021
Photo of osheamatth
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by osheamatth from New York

Slight haze with a golden orange hue with a typical Alchemist unfiltered with detritus swimming about. The nose is large and overpowering in a good way - prepping your tastebuds. Spicy, piney, earthen, skunky weed and tropical fruit notes.
The patience is rewarded with complex resin hop notes - fresh hoppiness, dried hoppiness fully crushing on the palate. All those nose notes are there but dare I say the aroma outweighs the taste. Finishes will a touch of malt and some bitterness.

May 13, 2021
 
4.27 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
Photo of Spudsy
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Spudsy from Illinois

Lucked into this one as online purchase. Piney notes, wonderful. Alchemist has never let me down.

Apr 30, 2021
 
4.56 by CMC73 from Oregon on Apr 11, 2021
 
4.72 by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts on Apr 02, 2021
 
5 by chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska on Mar 21, 2021
 
4.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina on Mar 20, 2021
 
4.49 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 09, 2021
 
4.5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.76 by GeEDirt from France on Jan 26, 2021
 
3.87 by pveilleux from Massachusetts on Dec 16, 2020
 
4.35 by Hokie95PSU from Pennsylvania on Dec 14, 2020
 
5 by Destiney from Indiana on Nov 25, 2020
 
4.5 by JAWS from New York on Nov 18, 2020
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

L: Hazy light Amber with a big bubbled head and very little lacing.

S: Pine, grapefruit, mango, and citrus pith hop aroma. Big peach esters. Also a fairly substantial candied malt character for the style.

T: Big pine resin, grapefruit, and mango/pineapple flavors. Substantial bready caramel malt balance. The bitterness is firm but never dominates.

F: Medium/light bodied, very dry, crisp finish.

Overall: I was really impressed with this one. I honestly prefer it to Heady, which is saying a lot. I cannot recommend this on enough.

Nov 07, 2020
 
4.5 by Quarantinehobby from Massachusetts on Oct 19, 2020
 
4.41 by howardnss from Pennsylvania on Sep 26, 2020
 
4.35 by stmoorea from Illinois on Sep 13, 2020
 
4.47 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Sep 09, 2020
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Sep 07, 2020
Crusher from The Alchemist
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 2323 ratings