Bear Republic Crazy Ivan
     click to upload


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
This copper colored American IPA took a wild left turn when we fermented it with our favorite Trappist ale yeast. Charged with hops, followed closely by a clove and pepper Belgian yeast character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Draught. Perhaps a little too cold. Slight yeasy aroma, not unpleasant. Poured brown with thin white head. Some lacing. Malty flavour, caramel and a bit of fruit. Hoppy all over the tongue finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle. Hazy brown coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Roasted aroma of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Roasted flavour of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Deep amber beer topped by a thick white head. Aroma is quite spicy with some fairly smoky phenolics. Palate comes across a little bit thin with a soft earthy bitterness complementing the light amber malt sweetness. Minerally and clovey flavour. Moderate bitterness. It’s okay, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2008
I love the concept of brewers experimenting like this. Blending two of their different werts and then throwing a different yeast in the fermentor - shear brilliance! This was a tasty fellow, mostly hops, but also some delicious syrupy malt goodness to balance that out. Darker than most of their other beers, I’d have a hard time calling this one a belgian ale because of the high hop notes that I detected. Fascinating, but maybe not a beer I’d return often to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008
On tap at O’brien’s. Pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and spicy wtih a malty note and a nice hoppiness. Medium bodied, dry and tingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pours hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Hoppy and sweet aroma with caramel and Belgian yeast. More hops in the taste. Grapefruit, mango, and resin mix well with the earthy malt. The yeast brings a sweet funkiness that makes this more than the typical Belgian IPA. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2008
On tap @O’Briens. Dense amber hue, moderate off white head, light lacing. Nose is very subtle with a touch of toffee and caramel, some grassy hops. Taste is drying bitter hops with light earthy tones, some toffee in the middle, finishes thick caramel malt. Medium-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Mostly subdued nose and flavor here, not a great balance, might have been an off-keg...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
On-tap at SD Brewing Co. Pours cloudy brown/red with a creamy, offwhite head, spider web lace. Smells subdued sweet and red fruity malty and slightly hoppy as well. Tastes hoppy and dry malty up front with a lingering malty sweetness, bready and slightly spicy as well. Medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2008
12oz draft at the Dirty Truth in downtown Northampton. This was a great after dinner beer full of malty caramel flavors. It was in the "Belgian" box on the chalkboard of 40 drafts. It tastes like a Belgian brown with a hint of west coast hops. Good beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2008
(BCTC, growler, thanks mds) Medium off-white head with hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/floral. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/earthy, some orange/floral. Moderate bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium body.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 11 12 13  14  15 16

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50