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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blueshockey24 (418) - Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Can pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is spicy floral hops. Taste is sweet spicy hops with a spicy holy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2986) - Gray, Maine, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Sipped from the can during a game of disc golf thanks to N8daGr8 ! Lots of tropical fruits and dank woods notes rising from the aluminum. Palate is juicy with great layers of tropical fruit, citrus and pine sap and a touhc of honey sweetness to soften the backend. Lots of hop punch but a nice controlled bitterness that leads into a dry non abrasive finish !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1580) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
Canette 473ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orangée trouble, mousse blanc cassé onctueuse. Arôme de houblon résineux, fruits tropicaux, malt, alcool. Goût de houblon résineux, agrumes, sucré (trop?), alcool, amertume moyenne-élevée, malt, pamplemousse. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2016
16 oz can shared with ebone1988. The pour is a dark golden orange, thick and juicy with a thick head of white froth that falls down to a thick collar leaving good lace. The aroma is good. There is a huge dank hoppiness and a hefty tropical fruit. The citrus is big and luscious with a nice resin finish. This smells damn good. The flavor is really good. There is a huge bitterness. The juices are lovely. It’s got a resounding, yet subtle, bitterness and a light resin on the finish. The tropical fruits and citrus peel really stand out. The mouth feel is good. There is a thickness about it that is really good. The carbonation is excellent and the aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and resin-infused juice. Spectacular.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (1311) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Can shared with koleminer20. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruit, dank, floral, wonderful. Appearance is amber golden, hazy, white head. Taste is citrus, pine, tropical fruit, dank, juicier, bitter and nice. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, floral dank fruit aftertaste. Overall, really really good stuff but I still prefer Heady Topper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Can shared at Todd’s. Hoppy tropical fruit with pineapple and all kinds of goodness. Want more.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (6383) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 473ml can, huge thanks to Jan! Pours hazy yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of fresh hoppiness, juicy fruits, citrus, zesty grapefruit, herbal notes and dank grassy notes. Taste is massively hoppy, super fresh, juicy fruity and herbal with loads of dankness, grass and citrus. Finish is massively hoppy, lingering bitter and juicy fruity with dank herbal notes, grass, pine and grapefruit. Awesome stuff. Hugely hoppy and fruity, yet very well balanced and quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6591) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Can. Pours cloudy golden / Arnold palmer, small white head, decent residual and lacing. Aroma is dirty orange juice, pine, lots of pith. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, orange juice and pith, pine needles. A bit of harshness and head. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Would love to try this right after it goes in the can.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (640) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
L’énorme et jolie mousse compacte est ce qui me frappe en premier. On devinera aisément que les houblons sont la deuxième chose à me frapper, et pas à peu près... C’est en effet très, très, intense au niveau des houblons résineux. Extrême bref, mais le corps très rond arrive malgré tout à bien supporter cette explosion amère. Beaucoup plus intense que la Heady, et beaucoup moins balancée, la Crusher a probablement comme public cible les amateurs totalement finis de houblons. Il faut l’avouer, c’est cependant réussi dans le style : malgré que le liquide puisse se résumer à une grosse cocotte résineuse, le corps est, encore une fois, étonnement capable de supporter le tout. C’est quand même un peu trop pour moi.. J’apprécie, mais je ne rechercherai pas à nouveau.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Can shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, pine, citrus and tropical fruit. Malty flavor with orange and pine character before a bitter grapefruit finish.


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