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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (896) - 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 (25926) - 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 (40417) - 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 (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
clear dark brown. small light brown head. flowery dark fruity aroma, still mild. flavor is roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7849) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsoe. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is quite malty with notes of citrus, exotic fruit and some roasted notes. The flavour is passion fruit, mango, citrus and only a slight note from the hard roasted malt. Very nice and quaffable!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours brown with an orange hue and a beige head. A little citrusy hops in the nose on a bed of sweet roast. Medium body, sweet roast, licorice and quite a solid aromatic hop profile. Ends quite bitter. Very well made. 200312

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, and caramel, leading to a lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2012
Pours a dark black colour with a creamy strong head. Tastes like a ipa and is very thick but very refreshing. Overall a very nice beer and a nice surprise. Good one to have after a long day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3125) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2012
A little hard to find; down a back street, but in a central downtown location. Super helpfull friendly staff. Cask conditioned ale. Lots of local micros of quality and good imports. Full service bar. Nice Ambiance; very comfortable, cozy. Food menu, including a great appetizer list, looks tasty. Prices are fair for the area. Good music in the background. Beer bottle chandeliers. Sports on flat screen tv.


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