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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37030) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
clear dark brown. small light brown head. flowery dark fruity aroma, still mild. flavor is roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7185) - 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31474) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gramoit (378) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2638) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (405) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2012
Amazing bouquet of malts and hops makes you think this will be a big beer. But you will be surprised how refreshing this beer is for a black beer. Well done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours black with a fluffy beige head and a wonderful sweet fruit/citrus aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee beans as it warms and the head fades. The flavour starts off as a well balanced IPA and finishes with espresso/chocolate flavour like a IS. This beer has an outstanding aroma/flavour and i will be stocking a few of these in my fridge.

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