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Crux Half Hitch Imperial IPA

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Hops climb up twine that’s just loosely tied to the trellis with a half hitch knot— and this Imperial IPA is just loosely tied to tradition. The Mosaic hop imparts surprisingly floral aromas instead of the more expected grapefruit-y notes. On the palate, complex layers of flavors might remind you of guava, mango, stone fruit and lemon, unraveling your idea of what an Imperial IPA should be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2016
Huge citrus aroma in a golden pour. Laid back balance with a big malty body perfectly matched by what bitterness there is. A spectacular brew given the strength (of which there is no hint at all).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
On draft at Black Rock in Idaho Falls. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Intense citrus fruit nose. Flavors of orange and pineapple. Juicy and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2016
Crux Half hitch 10% bottle shared by Mike

A deep brassy orange gold. A big bold juicy passionfruit and prickly pear aroma. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and a lush fruity hop flavor that perfectly matches the aroma. This was really nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle. Peaches, onions, oranges, mango in the nose. Great display of Mosaic. Bright golden orange color. Sweet, slightly syrupy, but nose citrus, nectarine, dank tropical fruits. Unique and fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
avena319 (16) - Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle from store poured into shaker pint glass. Aroma is tropical fruit with subtle hop aroma. Pale straw color with moderate head. Slightly malty mouth feel with a bitter undertaste. A drinkable beer, but nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2552) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 10, 2016
Bottlel from Tanakaya. Pours a clear light gold with a finger of head. Big mosaic forward aromas with citrus and light pineapple dominating. Boozy for the abv but light and not overly malty. Honey on the finish with lots of pithy bitterness on the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Tap @ Growler Guys. Dark golden color with a thin white cap. Aroma is hoppy, lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Sweet fruity hops taste with a moderate level of bitterness. Smooth and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1631) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Big, juicy, piney, slightly boozy. Mandarin. Very tasty. Could sneak up on you. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
Thanks to VanJammer for this. Pours hazy deep gold with a small white ring. Aroma is mango, tropical and citrus hops. Taste is a great hop bitterness with tropical and citrus hop flavours. Nice sweetness smooths it out somewhat but bitterness and dankness overpowers which makes it great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueshockey24 (461) - Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden with off white head. Aroma is fruity grapefruit and lemon. Taste is sweet fruity hoppy with grapefruit, lemon pineapple and pine notes. Pretty good.

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