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Alchemist The Crusher

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
An American Double IPA, and the name pretty much sums it up. On tap at Brewpub in 2009 @ 8% ABV Released in Cans in March, 2014 @ 9.6% ABV All Crusher reviews to be added here, not a new entry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can... Pours murky and orange with a golden hue and a mid-sized, fragile, white head. The aroma is a jumbled assortment of citrus fruits, accompanied by a slightly reduced component of pine resin. Medium-bodied to full-bodied and a touch raspy with adequate carbonation. The flavor features a truckload of citrus zest, rinds and pine sap. Heavily bitter with a lengthy, lightly raspy, moderately dry finish. Very little residual sugar is evident here, even as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ctipping (1335) - Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2016
16 oz. can.. Originally reviewed sometime in 2014. Deep orange. Hazy. Nice white head and some wisping. Medium collar. Smell is very citrusy. Sharp citrus and a little booze. Some cracker malt and pale malt. Tastes of lots of citrus. Orange. Nothing sweet about it, really. Almost abrasive in its hop profile. Maybe astringent, too. Very dry. Accentuates the alcohol. Light bitterness lingers. Medium carbonation and body. As described, it’s REALLY hoppy and citrusy. Nothing balanced about it at all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2463) - USA - SEP 23, 2016
Thx to my cousin. Very strong and enjoyable citrusy, floral aroma. Taste: Caramel, candied grapefruit, punch, fresh grains, muted yeast. Rich, big, clean, and sweet. The head brewer says this stuff can sneak up on you - heed his words. Maybe not as surprising and/or revelatory as TH is at first but another excellent release from Alchemist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (781) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Tap at brewery into a stemless wineglass showing cloudy white orange and one finger of bubbly white foam. The nose shows moderately intense pineapple and pine. The palate is medium bodied and smooth but fully carbonated. A lot of sharp resinous pine with citric pineapple softening out the edges. Mod bitterness on finish with clean pineapple on the linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (848) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
A: Cloudy peach coloured with a thin white head N: Pine, passionfruit, overriped mango T: Liqourice, pine, grapefruit, mango, papaya O: Very heavy flavours, but in a nice way!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (3136) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Thanks to Kevin for this. Man this blew my head off. Pours deeply cloudy golden yellow with a moderate white froth. Aroma is big citrus with a hint of orange. Taste is mind blowing. Tons of citrus, grapefruit and a touch of orange hops. Intense hop bitterness but big malt sweetness cuts it nicely. Pissed off I only have one can.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bavarian81 (148) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Has a nice grapefruit, floral hoppy aroma balanced by light malt. Taste is hoppy with some light citrusy fruitiness. Hops linger for a bit in the after taste. It’s quite smooth and drinkable for how strong it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Recent can from the brewery. Piny concentrated hop delivery. Good drinkability. Hop aromas. Not as complex as expected.Thanks Marten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alpha10 (615) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
2016/09/16 - Pours a hazy deep gold colour with a foamy white head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is pine, tropical fruits (lychee, pineapple, mango) caramel, hints of citrus, dank notes and onion. Taste is piney with tropical fruits, caramel, herbal hops and just the slightest hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to full with average carbonation and a long, lightly boozy, highly bitter finish. I slightly prefer heady, but this beer stands on its own as clean, complex and well rounded DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Tap at the brewery: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of intense green juicy hops with some citrusy notes is really enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix of green juicy hops with some citrusy notes and some residual sugar notes are also noticeable. Body si about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Another superb hoppy creation form this incredible brewery.

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