Tröegs Crimson Pistil | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
It’s summertime. Hop bines are growing up to 6 inches a day. Hibiscus is in full bloom. And in Crimson Pistil, the two get in a glorious tangle of berry-like tanginess, sunset technicolor and sticky tropical notes.


Added by jbaker67 on 12-19-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
11.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MikeWard
3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a glass. Best by 8/22/17.

Very nice looking beer. Red with a hint of amber. Big thick foamy head leaving excellent lacing.

Odd aroma. Somehow mixes a bit of hay with a "clean" smell.

Not bad tasting though. You can tell it's an IPA, but the hibiscus adds a tart flowery note, very different from the grapefruit/pineapple crowd.

Medium on the mouth, slightly dry on the finish.

Overall, I liked it, but can see that some would not like it one bit. For me, a refreshing and interesting take on a flavored ipa.

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Photo of Bill69
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Lacking a lot of flavor but the color is nice ;/

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Photo of Orny18
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ob512316
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass
Look: Amber with medium white head
Smell: floral and citrus.
Taste: floral then citrus, with hints of orange and grapefruit, and floral notes, that add spice
Feel: medium bodied.
Overall: decent beer from Troegs

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Photo of KarlHvK
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwoolley1
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kuhndog
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopphead31415
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This summer ale is an America IPA with 6.2% ABV and plenty of unique attributes to set it apart from other IPAs.

Look-This pours into a classic pub glass with so much carbonation which sticks to the glass with huge bubbles that it is hard to see through. The color is of a deep mahogany copper and the head starts out silky smooth, but then quite rapidly breaks apart into sticky tendrils like cobwebs.

Smell-As the name suggests, this ale is strong on floral attributes as well as hibiscus and spice. I detect hints of cracker and cactus juice.

Taste-This beer allows you to live like a hummingbird or a bumblebee drinking rich nectar straight from the source. You slide your long slender tongue deep into the core of the flower through the pistil. You’re senses are flooded with creamy and diffuse malts accentuated by prominent citrus hops; orange peel, tangerine, and even kumquat! Weedy earthy hops sing along in the background leading to a bright, vibrant, and well-balanced IPA. It drinks surprisingly easily with no stickiness or cloying sweetness and thickness. It is all accentuated by the fine fizz of the carbonation and the meager bite of the alcohol. Brilliant beer!

Overall-I’ve said it all! This is a delicious beer!

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Photo of Corburk
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppyhoppy
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWolf
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy and blushing with color. Even the head is tinged a little bit pink. Fat and creamy it lasts well and gives you a little time to ponder the delicate and fair appearance. By it's looks you might think it's a fruit beer.

Nose is flowers, a sweet stem and cracker malt. Soft floral at first then citrusy. A bit of catty weeds and lots more floral. It simply exudes a sweet pink petal and spice. It smells like nectar and looks like the stuff you put in the hummingbird feeder.

Drinks like nectar. Soft resilient malt is supple and creamy as it caresses the palate. The hibiscus adds sharp but not brash flavor. Weedy hops are just catty to the palate and give a counterpoint to the sweet impressions you get. This beer is not sweet. It's vibrant, fresh, bold enough and finishes very cleanly with an IPA strength bitterness. Hibiscus flower finishes in the aftertaste and the beer is overall citrusy. because it is an IPA the hops were forward and the bitterness lasted a little but they did not take over the middle nor did they give any slick mouthfeel. Perfect small bubbles that just bite leave plenty of malt in the finish. Exceptional.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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