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Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Rotorua, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Croucher PATRIOT is an American Black Ale. It is black in colour but without the dark flavours usually associated with black beers like Porters or Stouts. It is chock full of American Amarillo and Simcoe hops. Very hoppy on the nose, with a delicious fruity flavour, with guava and passionfruit present.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4360) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger white head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is passionfruit and citrus with some caramel and roasted notes. Taste is passionfruit and grainy malt sweetness with some citrusy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with decent carbonation. A tasty brew that is highly recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
Poured an opaque brownish black colour. Moderately thick beige coloured foamy head that disappeared fairly quickly. Aroma of hops. Taste dominated by roasted grain. Medium body. Finishes long, slightly sweet with slight bitterness. A tasty black ale!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (604) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2012
Really like this style of beer so found this beer really enjoyable. Nice dark almost pure black pour, slight tan head. Nice floral hops with a nice amount of bitterness dominate the palate. Nothing over the top just a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark red brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dark fruit, mango. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2012
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate hoppy bitter aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hoppy bitter hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (721) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2012
Big rich aromas and pours a nice dark colour. Not much carbonation as it quite a soft beer on the palate. Has good length of flavours but is a little restrained. Finish is slightly bitter and the hops that were prevalent when this beer was first released have dissipated.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, flowers, dark chocolate, hops and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of grass, hops and grapefruits. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, 50 cl. Very dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, preserved dark fruits, fruity hops, faint notes of licorice. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter, with citrusy hops and notes of caramel and licorice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31769) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is herbal, spiced and toasted malty. Fruity, bitter and medium dry hoppy. Fruity and crisp hoppy into a medium dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
clear dark brown. small light brown head. flowery dark fruity aroma, still mild. flavor is roasted malts.


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