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
Ranking:
#35,145
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
225
pDev:
10.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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Reviews by DougT:
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3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generallee
4.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It has a heavy haze with some floaters and sediment. It keeps a nice head of foam and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is all hops! It's full of citrus and tropical fruit notes. The flavor is fantastic with a roasted malt base and loads of citrusy grapefruit and tropical fruit, papaya, mango, guava. The hibiscus adds a kind of tart cranberry and lemony citrus. The finish is dry and snappy with a pleasant hop bitterness.

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Photo of asuburbanman
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aalexorr
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice red tone. I don't live the smell, but it doesn't seem to affect the taste and feel which is great. Very refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%
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 informaticsDoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of estajoe
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

DATE: November 8, 2017... OCCASION: waiting on Region Oil to get our gas back up and running... GLASSWARE: Stoudts pint... pours a cloudy, murky dark amber body... discerning effervescence is difficult... the head is clumpy as wet snow, but clings to the glass with a sponge-like lacing... strong resin empowers the aroma, with an equal amount of flowery hops and cracker malts... honey, dank basement, and damp field make this an IPA that is split between the coasts... first sip is fulfilling, medium-bodied and drinkable... subdued by its finish, not as bright or punchy as other IPAs.... a bit crunchy at the teeth, with a lingering presence of perfume... the twang suggests cranberry or elderberry rings true, with lemon, hay, resin, ginger (?), and sugary tartness late--an odd, mixed bag that does evoke the summer months fondly, but also lags in its consistency... an interesting attempt with ingredients I haven't encountered in a beer... but Troegs has done better...

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3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexSergeevich
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
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 NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tröegs Brewing Co. "Crimson Pistil IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "FRESHEST BY 082217" and sampled on 060617
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I was excited to try this new beer and then I let it slide through my fingers several times, now I finally have it. It pours a kind of pinkish liquid, and the head is pinkish as well. When full it looks more like a crimson-copper in the glass. The head is still a little pinkish though. It appears to have very good head retention right now but we'll see. There's something odd in the aroma. It's earthy, somewhat vegetal, and almost musty. There's a floral component as well, and some fruitiness, but the funkiness is a little off-putting at first. The flavor, of course, reveals none of that, although there is some earthy, herbal spice to it, probably from the nugget hops. And the floral component, of course remains. The tartness that I seem to find in other hibiscus beers isn't really there though, although it might be under the malt - it just doesn't come across as "tart" like it does in other beers. Fruitiness? Yes, there's some definite fruitiness to it. I get berries, passionfruit, mango, grapefruit, and orange. It's pretty complex, but it's not bold, and they don't pop out brightly, you kind of have to look for them - not that that's bad. It's nicely balanced, and I wonder if the tartness that I usually find with Hibiscus is helping with that. It seems a little more bitter than the listed 52 IBUs but I don't get that until the finish. Looking back I still have an almost full surface covering, although it is thin, and there's some decent lacing but nothing too grand. Medium-light in body, and smooth with a fine-bubbled moderate carbonation. Overall I like it very much. It's different, and interesting, but it's not a beer that holds me back because I'm distracted by the complexity and keep looking for the different notes, I feel you kind of get it about a quarter of the way in and then you can just enjoy it for what it is. There are some other flavor notes I could add at this point, pine and grass and pineapple but I think you get the idea. Definitely a winner I think, and I'm going to have to look into getting more of this.

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Photo of socon67
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VAbrookiechaser
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Crimson Pistil from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 225 ratings