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Croucher ANZUS IPA

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Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Tri-nation brew created for the Great Australian Beer SpecTapular as a low alcohol alternative to the 6-10% ABV íhop bombsí currently flooding the market. Croucher have hoped with ANZUS IPA to give these three nations another shot at working together in harmony - however rather than it being on a military basis, this time it would be on the craft beer frontier... specifically HOPS! Representing New Zealand was the newly released Kohatu, the Australian representative was our new favourite hop Galaxy, and the new US release Zythos.
Draught only.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cruzer (46) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
This was a little more hoppy than the previous day, but still great nevertheless. Good hoppy aroma, with some hints of fruit. Has your typical sharp, initial bitter hop taste, but evolves into some floral and citrus flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with light-ish head. Aromas of toffee, pine, and candied fruit. Flavors of pine, bitter orange, and toasted malts. Somewhat thin, bitter finish. Pretty much a standard IPA these days. Didnít get much of the unique hops. 7

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle, craft beer advent calendar day 7. Pours a deep golden, hazy, with a robust head that fades without lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit hops, not as sweet as yesterdays offering, and a touch earthy by comparison. Hops rule the palate, sharing earthy and tropical fruit traits, less malty than yesterdays offering, but Iím not as crazy about the hop profile. Still a nice beer to have at advent!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2325) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Light orange body soapy white head some lacing. Nice fruity hop aroma also resin. Taste is semi bitter more bitter in the aftertaste, resin and bread. Some nuttiness and aspirin. Nice IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kliggerwar (139) - - DEC 8, 2014
It smells of floral notes. Taste is bitter, it taste like a grapefruit. It has a quick finish with a bitter aftertaste. Its ok nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1081) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle to IPA glass Aroma of tangerine and lemon initially, then coriander, a touch of papaya; finally a little caramel, spruce and pepper. Light to middling amber with a long lasting 1.5 cm somewhat frothy head due to the initial pour and vibrant effervescence. Clean glass, Iím pretty sure it is. Taste is a light hoppiness (for an IPA), with grapefruit and a touch of spruce. A bit unexciting based upon the aroma. Itís also pretty thin, so it washes away pretty quickly, although the bitterness does last.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2708) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
330ml brown bottle. Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2014, day 7. Gold, slight haze. White creamy cap, some sticky lace. Nose has light fruitiness and some orange/citrus. Taste has orange peel and leafy hop notes, slight earthy notes. Orange peels in the finish. Pretty clean, mild bitterness. Alright.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (542) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
CBAC Day 7: I was super excited for this New Zealand IPA since 8-Wired makes my all time favourite IPA. However, I was let down by the overpowering malts and lack of citrus flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (420) - CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
2014 Advent Calendar #7, 330ml, best before 15-05-15. Pours clear gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is citrus, pine, earthy, biscuity pale malt. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter finish. (4/5) Well - the Advent calendar seems to have anticipated my day 6 review and responded with a somewhat brighter ďdown underĒ IPA, complete with a best before date thatís well into 2015. And, yeah, itís pretty much what I thought: the same tones are there, but the balance is different. In this one, the hops are more forward, and the malt less so. Itís not a perfect comparison, of course, because this brew is neither as malty nor as hoppy as the prior one, but itís an interesting counterpoint regardless. An interesting and solid IPA. (15/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1089) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a small soapy white head and a bit of lace. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, orange, earthy, and some sweet pale malts. Flavour is citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, earthy, medium bitterness(lingers a bit), and light sweet caramel.


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