Friday, October 12, 2018

Crooked Stave IPA

Beer Name: IPA
Brewery: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project (Denver, CO)
ABV: 6.0%
How sold: 12 oz cans; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.38 for single 12 oz. can

Date Canned: March 6, 2018
Date Purchased: April 7, 2018
Date Drank: June 2, 2018
When brewed? Year-round beer.

What's on the Can: "Built to showcase hop aroma and flavor, this juicy unfiltered American IPA is all about the hops. Dominated by citrus and tropical flavors from Amarillo, Azacca, Mosaic, and Motueka hops, this IPA remains smooth and easy drinking making it a great beer for everyday." 

Where distributed: Crooked Stave distributes to several states.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange into a pint glass. Unfiltered, sediment at the bottom of the can. Frothy white head, good lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Soft tropical passion fruit, orange, tangerine. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Follows the nose; the orange and tangerine are very assertive through the aftertaste. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied; good carbonation. Very juicy with some dryness on the tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding to world-class IPA. The abundant citrus orange and tangerine was the absolute star here. Very enjoyable and refreshing. Two huge thumbs up. 4.75/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.688/5

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