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Alchemist The Crusher

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
YestInfection (1) - - OCT 21, 2014 does not count
Very piney hoppy flavor. Light golden appearance. Aromatic grapefruit bouquet. Crispy mouthfeel. Deliciously lingering aftertaste. Solid quality in every way.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfroms (288) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Can from last weekend’s popup sale. Pours a cloudy peach color with very small off-white head and sticky lacing. Aroma is dank and deep, and almost vegetal – in a good way – with tons of tropical fruit, apricot, and candied grapefruit. Taste is sweet mango and lychee with flashes of bitter orange and Sauternes, and moderately boozy, but it still goes down smoothly. Creamy body. Very drinkable for 9.6. I’d say this challenges Heady’s supremacy, with less maltiness and the hops dialed up a bit. Impressive stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1982) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
CAN at tasting. APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, simcoe, pine, florar. TASTE: hoppy, simcoe, pine, florar, very nice and balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bue en plusieurs occasions avec des impressions différentes...mais en général hyper vert, agrumes sucrées et amertume franche sur une charpente blondasse fraîche.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimonTja (276) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Blind tasting, of Double IPAs & Single IPAs.

List of Double IPAs, in prefered order: The Crusher, Heady Topper, Pliny The Elder, Deviant Dale’s

List of Single IPAs, in prefered order: Focal Banger, Grapefruit Sculpin, Mralité/Blind Pig

A – Glowing hazy yellow with a thick head.

S – Super hop juicy, citrus, passion, pineapple, mango, loads of pine aswell, very very very intense and pungent.

T – The taste completely lives up to the aroma, fills up mouth completely and coats it with very very intense citra like hop qualities.

M – Much more full compared to the others, almost a bit creamy, but very very dry.

O – Total of four people, everyone agreed instantly that this one was on a completely different level, intensity of hops is twice as high as Pliny. This one was a bit stronger, at 9.6% but had no alcohol.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
13th August 2014
Tasting at Jack’s RAH Annexe! Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Airy palate, light fine carbonation. Nice hops - skunky pine, good hop spice, nice light tropical fruits. Light dry finish. Really nice fresh hops in a light airy palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6588) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
12oz can shared by a friend. Pours cloudy blonde with a nice off-white head and a magnificent tropical fruit and citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a firmly bitter finish. Sticks to the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Can thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange gold with large frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is grapefruit, pine, and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice bitterness, hop bite, and resinous finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1126) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Can shared by Bruce. Pours copper with yeast. Taste is very bitter with the west coast dipa. Great fruit aroma

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
500 ml. can sampled @ Pure Apricot Tasting. Thanks! Sampled side-by-side The Crusher / Heady Topper / Rapture / Focal Banger. Heady Topper came out last unanimously. Hazy lemon appearance, creamy white head. Onion nose, dank, very fresh IPA hop funk,… Dank, funk, lemon, light onion, cheese taste, funky fresh onion, lemony,… Insanely super-easy to drink. Easiest to drink of all 4 must be crazy to session, apparently these are hard to get which makes the session aspect of this one seem a bit silly.


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