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Bear Republic Sour Crazy Ivan
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Normal Crazy Ivan is an American IPA fermented with a Trappist ale yeast. Team Bear then doubled down and let this version referment for over 18 months with only wild yeast and bacteria native to the Alexander Valley. In our weirdo Left Coast talk, it is even "more crazier".


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Taster on tap at Lackman. Clear golden color. Thin off-white head. Good ropes and dots of lace. Orange citrusy zesty aroma... Not necessarily sour, lightly tart maybe.. Just bretty. Moderate sweet, light tart, lightly spicy taste. Light to medium body. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Kind of crisp, easy-drinking, with a dry finish. Not bad, bretty ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap into a snifter at the Jackie O’s barrel aged event...Pours an clear and ugly brown, almost like whiskey with a little red dye in it...The aroma is wood, musk, and right away you can pull out the cabernet grapes used, its nice but too pronouned, other than them its a pretty blah aroma...The taste is ok nothing special at all, a grape tart flavor with wood, just pretty boring, tough to drink the 4ozs even split amoung a group.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Deep amber pour. Nose is lactic and a little bit earthy. A nice soft earthiness. A little bit peppery. A touch of light astringency and some nice peppery character. A touch of light funkiness. Lactic with a little bit of light cherry. It’s quite similar to the BA Grizz.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jethrodium (357) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
On tap at Super Sour Sunday at Triple Rock. Pours a reddish brown with a small off-white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light funk, caramel, lemon, yeast, and some oak. Initial taste is a lemon and vinegar tartness going into some oak. More vinegar on the finish. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (526) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Cloudy honey-caramel color with a thin head. Very nice and complex aroma of honey, flowers, peaches and grapefruit. Flavor is nice and tart, with a hint of sweetness. Silky mouthfeel, burbs tad sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Draft @ BGH, sour bear republic event. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet nutty, cherry, fruit and brett funked aroma. Flavor is slightly acetic, woody sour, and fruit, bit of warming on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Tart/sour aroma with light oak. Acetic/sour flavor with malt and oak. Medium bodied. Oak lingers with acetic/sour notes and malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Draft. Bruin with an amber toned body with a scant white head. Fresh fruit tones, berries, watermelon, light floral fruit tones. Wild tart citrus and berries, leather brett. A Mild acidity. Thin, strong acidity, chemicals and solvents. As bad as BR gets.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tasted at the 5th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on 11/13/2010. This sour ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, tart and funky. A medium bodied sour ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice carbonation. Lots of tartness, lots of sweetness, balanced very nicely. Not so much an IPA anymore the hops flavors are muted and in the background. Nice sour beer though. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
5th Annual Bistro BA Festival. Very earthy. Dry with a woody bitterness. Sour/vinegar aroma - fairly acetic. Not much hops left besides a pleasant lemony quality. Good mild caramel. Dark amber, transparent, with a small white head.


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