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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.


mgermani's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skarecrow (226) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
500ml bottle BB 14/1/2017 OK, now this is more like it !! Malty fruit aroma - also sweet biscuit notes. Pours black with tan head. Upfront bitterness with a lingering hoppy finish. All in all not too bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2015
from bottle that poured an impressive not quite solid black & frothy with a hoppy tropical fruity aroma this tastes really good full of hops & fruity roasty coffee flavours luvly

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (8181) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Fruity tropical hops, melon, pear, faint malty notes, a bit of roast, and moderate bitterness throughout. Easily the best of the Croucher lineup that I tried. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2015
Pours black with a fluffy light tan head. Nose is tropical fruit juice. Mango, pineapple, passionfruti, guava. Also some roasted malt aromas, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, charcoal, ash, a little bit of tropical fruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple. Finish is dark and roasty, coffee, charcoal, a little orange. Medium body, but not overbearing. Nice black IPA, love the blend of flavors. For me this is really well balanced between the malt and the hop flavors, but with a really interesting hop profile that lends interest and tastiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle, big thanks to Wingmanwillis and his brother, split on the train to Windsor 17/03/15. Black with a decent tan cover that retains well. Nose is light charr, pine, red berry fruit, raisens, spice, light cocoa, liquorice. Taste is a little thinner than the aroma with pine needle, bitter tropicana, earthy hop, roasted tones, red berry tang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Respectable enough CDA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1936) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear ruby hued deep dark brown, lasting tan foam. Aroma is caramel malt and citrus hop. Darker roasted charred caramel malt taste, citrus floral hop, hints of evergreen and licorice. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Deep brown,small tan head.Nose of dry malt,light alcohol.Undercarbonated palate of light roast,vague citrus hops, lightly tinny.Medium hop finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2014
A very dark beer with an interesting burnt hoppy aroma. Has the American citrus hops flavour that might be expected of a black IPA, but quite easy to drink, even refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe19612 (2594) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Tap at Brew Craft pub in Tauranga. Pours a deep black colour with a thin beige head, aroma is grapefruit and sweet malt, taste is roasted malt then some fruit with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (822) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Black, dark chocolate, hoppy orange/citrus aroma, dry roasty malts, resiney, dry bitterness. Nice.


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