Crusher | The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Vermont, United States
alchemistbeer.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#180
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
2,169
pDev:
7.13%
 
 
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826
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Trade:
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Photo of SpudsMackenzieMangan
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange with four fingers of long-lasting yellowed, antique white head. Heavy webbed lacing.

Green onion, pine, weed and orange citrus in the nose.

These elements continue to the taste where they’re joined by strong bitterness, as well as a solid malt backbone and some light nuttiness. There’s a hint of tropical fruit behind everything in both the aroma and taste, too, but it’s just about buried.

Full bodied, while maintained a soft, pillowy feel.

The pine resin just sticks to the back of your mouth in this one. I’m not a fan of the nutty element, but love everything else about this beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.97/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
12/11/18

Can to Wine glass.

LOOK: Hazy yellow, with a big healthy white head. excellent retention. large bubbles and foam stick around through out.
AROMA: Metallic hoppy, pine, light citrus.
TASTE: more of the citrus and metallic flavors, but the pine takes off here and dominates. Nice at first, but gets sappy midway through.
FEEL: super creamy. there is a thickness to it, but it is very drinkable and "crusher-able".

Pretty good. I liked this better than focal banger or heady topper. It still has a sappiness that becomes unpleasant as you go.

**

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A bit less balanced than its Alchemist counterparts, Crusher remains a strong and bold brew. Packed with hops, it delivers a big green bitterness. You've got also some tropical fruits and citrus notes.
The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth.
Nice, nice, nice

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Photo of Qvicken
4.31/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve8robin
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrimfieldBeerGuy
3.13/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours medium orange with a sharp head
Mouth feel is acidic and slightly bitter
Nose is bland
Seemed better as it sat for a few minutes
I expected more but overall decent beer
Said 9% on website but can says 8?

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4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pavpav12
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of antrocks
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RRB328
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed with Ryan 11/22/18

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Photo of ECipaer
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PHLDude
4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of VABA
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hoppy and citrus hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a nice hoppy and citrus flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O- A nice DIPA

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Photo of LoudRed
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of milesweaver
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of estruntz
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Branlott42
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AdamofSoCal
4.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npolachek
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Crusher from The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 2,169 ratings