Crucifixion- Third Servile War
Nightmare Brewing Company

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,923
Ranked #10,604
4.1 | pDev: 9.27%
Nightmare Brewing Company
New York, United States
Crucifixion- Third Servile WarCrucifixion- Third Servile War
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Photo of ausonius
4.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

With sacramental bread, & dry-hopped w/Calypso, Vic Secret & Simcoe .
Shit just does not get any better than this absolute Monster.
Earthy, flowery, spicy, lavender infused, pink grapefruit, smoked lime, ultra ripe persimmon, pale, honied golden malt,
star-fruit, citrus pith Beast. Thick & juicy. No heat(!?!) Low IBU's.
Serious, monolithic, majestic Imperial #JooseBomb!

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy, medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma of pale malt, tropical and citrus hops, pineapple, orange, graperfruit, kiwi and mango and a little dankness. Flavor is pale and lightly caramel malt, tropical fruit and citrus hops, pineapple, orange, apricot, peach, a little grapefruit and mango. Finishes with concentrated, somewhat resinous dried fruit hops with pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. An interesting big IPA with a great combination of fruit flavors. As it poured out hazy and some tropical fruit wafted towards me, I experienced a bit of trepidation for a fruity, low bitterness hazy, but this has a nice bite. I'm a little frustrated with hazy IPAs now, since I really don't like the mellow/no bitterness fruit juice styles, but really enjoy ones like this. Since so many hazies are one-offs, it's a lottery ticket every time. Glad I grabbed this and if I'm lucky, it will be brewed again.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - hazy thick tannish yellow color good head. Great color and lacing
Smell - smells oaty pineapple citrus dank earthy
Taste - citrus pineapple cantaloupe dank herbal complex taste
Feel - think body light carb
Overal - fantastic

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can to tulip. Some kind of unique stamp code I don't know what it means, but I'll put it here: "NMCRU 1& 2 - AI."
The appearance was a nice chill haze burnt orange color with a slim cap of a white foamy head. Settled nicely to leave a coated film of foamy lace. Seemed to stick around for a good little bit.
The aroma had some pineapple sweetness, some grassy hops, a smackle of honey and a smidgeon of floral hops.
The flavor leaned towards a small sweet pineapple/tropical fruity character. Nurtured biscuity malt lingers in underneath. Sticky aftertaste of honey and tropical fruits.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a sturdy sipping quality about it. Nice appropriately low carbonation. Some stickiness on my tongue but nothing cloying. Mild finish of tropical fruits, honey and clean malts.
Overall, pretty nicely done American imperial IPA coming somewhat close to a New England style. I'd have again.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It takes some real skill to make an almost 11% beer taste good. No boozy flavor or strong herbal hop bite. Fruity smooth and quite possibly the haziest looking IPA I have seen in a while this beer is well worth a try. That and the cover art is as always my favorite part! Sick!

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. No dating information found.
Cloudy, deep gold colored body. Two finger of bright white head, which settles to a thick cap. Leaves behind small sheets of lacing.
Aroma of floral, melon, and fruity hops. Touch of honey, Bready malts.
Taste is floral and then melon fruit hops. Honey sweet. Malt base. Gets sweetly dank at the end.
Thicker mouth feel. Slight coating texture. Excellent carbonation.
Higher ABV% is well hidden, but expresses with the honey sweetness.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light orange with a thick white head. Great retention and fabulous lacing. Aroma is full of tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet tropical fruit and melon. No real bitterness. Feel is smooth and creamy, adequately carbonated. Overall a fine beer.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With a name like Nightmare, you know that the beer will be bold. Vivid in its death by hops portrayal, the only thing that the Nightmare brewery is slaying is the bitterness.

Matte golden and slowly releasing a foamy ivory cap, Crucifixion patiently pours with the scent of tropical fruit, citrus and a potpourri of floral fragrances. Spicy with earthy and herbal hops the nose soon gives way to a bold honey dripped taste of cashew, cream candy and cereal.

The focus of the beer quickly shifts to the hops as the middle palate is dominated by tropical fruit. Papaya, mango, pineapple and passionfruit all come with an annatural sweetness for the fruit. Layered with candied citrus and the taste develops into convincing notes of orange and red grapefruit. The late palate festers a bold bitterness of pine, citrus peel and rife grassiness into a long and resinous aftertaste.

Full in body, the beer’s persistent sweetness and richer pastry-like body rewards the flavors sensors but does so at the sacrifice of drinkability. Spicy with alcohol, a taste of botanical gin and the sharpness of vodka accentuate the bitterness in a long draw of sappiness and fruit pith.

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Photo of Roguer
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fairly murky dark orange brew, loaded with small, pale floaties - whether hop residue or sacramental bread, I can't tell. Not unattractive, however. Modest head production from a careful pour; retention is lacking, but lacing is quite nice.

Nose is juicy and floral, with wildflower honey accented by mango, pineapple, bright green herbs, grass, and peach. Solid, strong malt base, with bready and biscuity notes. Fairly restrained nose overall, but nothing amiss or off.

As expected, thick and sweet on the palate, with the hops playing on a very large stage set by the double digit ABV. Very well balanced, with low bitterness, tons of juicy hop flavors (pineapple, peach, mango, tangerine, green herbs), and a honey-sweet malt base. Never cloying, never syrupy, with a liveliness adding the right touch to the creamy body.

If this brew came out four or five years earlier, it would have blown people away. It reminds me of Heady: incredibly juicy, smooth as silk, and dangerously drinkable. I'm not sure how the gimmicky additives really contribute to the experience, but they don't detract in any way from what is an excellent brew.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a teku glass from the can.

Appearance: Deep cloudy darker gold color with medium bubbles on the body. Head rising lightly maybe half a finger's length at best off the body coming off white but settling quick after one sip. The body is amazing, cloudy, almost opaque like.

Smell: Alright I know some might disagree but though the beer smell great, it is super light as far as aroma. Warm bread and grapefruit lurking in the nostrils.

Taste: Smooth complex malts and honey like note which becomes ridiculously addicting. Honey, vanilla and potato bread and smooth bitterness.

Mouth: Sticky-icky body with a soft carbonation. A touch sweet, but still bitter enough to put hair on your chest.

Overall: Good brew, honestly good enough I don't want to share the other three cans I got in the four-pack. Always in a glass...Salud!

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Photo of beergoot
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Immensely eye pleasing picture; cloudy peach and apricot looking body topped with an exceptionally dense and creamy head; sculpted and rocky; Lovely aroma of ripe peach atop a mildly light and sweet malt base. Strong ester and cereal malt base flavor; bread crust and yellow stone fruit sweetness; dull bitterness. Heavy body; dry and somewhat syrupy; fuzzy; mild warmth.

Another hazy IPA and rather tasty and agreeable overall. The rather dry sweetness may or may not be to one's liking, but for the intended style, it works quite well. It seems to have some kind of lactose body and the taste has that dry, pithy quality of old citrus, yet the beer certainly draws you in. Very nice.

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Photo of mikeinportc
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy tangerine-orange , with moderate, quickly-dissipating creamy white head, that leaves a long-standing ring, a light spotty lacing .

Smell a medium-light mix of grapefruit,tangerine,dried pineapple, apricot, and brief hints of pine/solvent/dank. Slight bit of biscuity malt when swirled.

Taste is slightly unripe peach , grapefruit pith, apricot, the tang(mostly) and flavor(slight) of a sour orange, finishing with brief brushstroke of rounded piney bitterness. On that last note, there MIGHT be some hint of alcohol,but I can't discern if it is that + hops, or if it is all hops. That I can't be sure is a point in its favor. ;) Light bitterness initially, that gains momentum, and is quite noticeable by finish. Lingers for awhile. Pleasant throughout.

Feel is medium, lightly oily/creamy, with very fine carbonation tingle, that becomes tongue-lashing by finish (beyond, with a slight burn. (In a good way. :) ) No noticeable alcohol burn while drinking, though I do feel something, at the back of the throat & tip of the tongue, for a couple of minutes after. It feels relatively light , given the abv.

Overall, quite good, and well-executed. Nothing earth-shattering at this point, but that it is typical of a very good modern IPA recommends it.

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Crucifixion- Third Servile War from Nightmare Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 31 ratings