Tröegs Crimson Pistil | Tröegs Brewing Company

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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:
171
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of FrancisM12
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of willcumbie
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a reddish amber with a modest head that soon reduces to a thin layer with a nice ring. Lacing as you enjoy it. Mostly flowery hops in the nose, with a bit of malt. The mouth enjoys the lightly flowery hoppy and malt flavor. Nice!

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop-Leaf
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish hue with a light tan creamy head that didn't hold up like I would have expected. Smell was lighter than expected, considering the hop forward taste and flower and hop aftertaste.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours copper/crimson color with 1 finger foamy off white head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing.

Smells of flowers, lemon zest, citrus and faint caramel. The hops let some malty notes through but the hibiscus brings just as much to the aroma as the citrus hops. Not bad smelling, just not hoppy enough for my liking.

Like the nose the hibiscus is too strong for my taste. More caramel, biscuit and toffee than in the aroma, the citrus hops are fruity but far from dank and lacking the grapefruit normally associated with the blend of hops listed on the can. A good beer overall, but basically average in most way.

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Photo of Tarheel219
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzedup
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AlexSergeevich
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An okay IPA with sweet malty hibiscus taste, but not very dominating.

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregSemenza
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.32/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a can at the Burning Can Festival (NC).

Dark clear amber body with good off white head.
Floral and dank aroma.
Flavor largely follows with moderate hibiscus and more grapefruit.

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Photo of Minusonehxc
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy dark pink with a big, off white head. Moderate retention, sheets of lacing.

S: Strawberry and raspberry jam, pomegranate, sumac tea, blood orange juice, Flintstone vitamins.

T: Big pop of blood orange and pink grapefruit upfront, along with some biscuity sweetness. The hibiscus punches through next, offering strawberry, raspberry, pomegranate, passion fruit, tart cherry, pickle juice, and concord grapes. Leans slightly sweet, and slightly mineraly--like the aforementioned Flintstone vitamins--but with a bit of grapefruit peel bitterness on the back end.

F: Medium-light, smoothly and well-carbonated.

O: Excellent hibiscus character, one of the most unique flavored IPAs I've ever had.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had it on tap at Blue Coast Restaurant in Bethany Beach Delaware. Pairs well with tuna.
Pours a clear amber head with a modest film. Retention is limited to a thin collar.
The aroma is the best attribute in that it presents an interesting fruity mixture of mango followed by wild berry.
I often find that when tasting IPAs I first get the juicy flavor and malt sweetness. The bitterness from the hops is what tends to follow. In the case of this beer, the opposite seemed to happen. What I got was a medium and cleanish mouthfeel with a strong grassy hops finish. The palate starts out dry, bitter and with a grainy and somewhat faint malt backbone. Midway through, the malt texture becomes sweeter, smoother and mellows out the grassy bitterness from the hops. In addition, some of the juicier fruit flavors, particularly berry, come out.
Overall, this balanced itself out as the grainy flavors faded and the other flavors opened up, making it passable.

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Photo of Manthon
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.68 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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