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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a near-black mahogany with a thin light-tan head with decent retnetion and some lace. Earthy, chocolate & molasses aroma. Thin but flavourful body, earthy mushroom & light chocolate, guava, moderate hops - decent carbonation. Very pleasant, sessionable beer, however not all that hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (998) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a very dark brown colour with small off white head amounting to a few spots and a light ring around the glass after a few minutes with moderate lace. Aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and roasted malts. Flavours are citrus, pine, roasted barley, medium bitterness and overall a bit thin, could use a bit more of a malt backbone. Good beer, not sure if there’s a style for it yet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (939) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (882) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
A pretty solid black IPA. Some fruity hoppy nose, some tropical fruits and a bit of coffee and roast malt. A little smokiness and some coffee with a nice fruity hop bite. Thin body. Very solid.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (703) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (590) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (569) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (544) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Poured from 500mL bottle. Clear very dark brown with nice beige head. Predominant hoppy aroma, hint of caramel. Tastes starts off hoppy and quickly recedes into a chocolatey roasted mouthfeel. Dry finish, medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Black, dark chocolate, hoppy orange/citrus aroma, dry roasty malts, resiney, dry bitterness. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmeup (520) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2011
Very dark brown red in colour with an open tan head. Hoppy aromas of citrus, pine passionfruit and roasted grains. Pleasant enough in taste but a little thin in body.


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