Bear Republic Crazy Ivan - Sour
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (10262) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"dingadingdangdong!!! had this as a "nightcap" after the dipa fest at the bistro. they replaced the burton baton when it blew with this, and lucky me! if this is what is to come from BR dabbling with barrel aging, im excited. this just about held its own to Rodenbach Grand Cru! assertive but not overdone sourness, with a matching sweet cherry tartness and crazy complexity. great beer!!"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
On tap at Jackie Os. Pours murky rose red color with white head. Aroma is acidic, tart, fruity, and funky. Lively carbonated. Flavors are upfront very fruity, tart, but not overly tart, and finishes with a touch of brett. Real nice and glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Sample during Jackie Os BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. Clear copper pour with a medium off-white head. Tart cherry nose with vinegar notes. Crazy sour nose, which is not what I expected out of Bear Republic. Flavor is sour vinegar with some cherries and the bitter hop finish that we all know and love from the regular version of Crazy Ivan. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (628) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 Sample at Jackie Os BBDA and Oil of Aphrodite Release and Barrel aged Beer Festival on 9/11/10. This brew is a copper-brown color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Aroma of sour fruit, yeast and oak. Medium body with flavors of tart fruit, yeast, oak and malt. The finish is a little funky with a sour fruity aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
On tap at the Bistro BA festival. Pours slightly ruddy copper/beige head. Light sour aroma. Med body. Nice sour flavor - very like grapefruit sour. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (2020) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Sample at Jackie Os Barrel Aged Beer Fest 2010. Pours hazy amber/red with off-white head. Aroma is very sour with some fruity notes. Flavor is sour (but not overly so), with some caramel, and cherry notes as well as some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
On tap at The Bistro Barrel Aged Festival. Lots of oak, nice tart flavor, but not overwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (8637) - 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.

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