50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear dark yellow pour with a white head. Nice tropical fruit hop highlights with dankness of pine and resin hop lowlights . Very well balanced. Good body and mouthfeel. Nice malty backbone. Impressive.
stevoj (2489) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with beige head, nice sharp, biting hops in the aroma and taste. IPAs are a dime a dozen in the NW, but this one is a head of the pack.
Beaver (1373) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle, bottled on 4/7/14. Pours clear golden yellow with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is piney hops with a little fruit and some stinky tar.
The flavor is sweet bready malt with a little fruit and a big piney, grassy, tarry harsh bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice IPA. Not my favorite flavor profile.
fiulijn (15440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Beer Junction, Seattle
Blond color with creamy head. The aroma is a bit cheesy and yeasty, with some hops. Malt flavor, but with a tiring character; strong bitterness, the hops are mostly resiny, some bitter oranges but the fruitiness overall is low.
A bit messy, mostly the aroma should be tuned.
marcus (7001) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Belmont Station. Pours orange amber with a tiny off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish.
ACHops (850) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Collins Pub. Pours bright medium golden with thin lacy white head. Aroma is sweet light caramel malt with big earthy hops - sharply herbal and floral. Taste is clean, medium sweet caramel malt with very light body. Hops are crisp, punchy, and earthy, though not big in a traditional sense. Light floral hop notes on the finish. Not a typical DIPA, but a different hop blend that gives some interesting flavors. And, it’s Crux, quality overall is top notch.
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Henry's. Clear straw gold with nice white cap. Steady lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter. Chewy. Pretty balanced with dry finish.
jgb9348 (4925) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, super hazy golden and copper coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright hybrid hops, some grapefruit, a bit of grassy and herbal notes and a good dose of yeast. Medium-bodied; Very assertive grassy and herbal notes throughout with a pleasant malt backbone, some yeast and a lot of hay and grass flavours and a subdued sweetness from honey. Aftertaste shows some nice complexity with the hops no doubt dominating, but with a rich malt flavour, some yeast and a good dry, oaky flavour that persists. Overall, a nice complex beer with a good yeast and dry spice kick and a lot of hybrid and high alpha acid hop flavous. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Portland, Oregon (Pearl) on 07-December-2013 for US$4.79 sampled at home in Washington on 06-March-2014.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 This was a super tasty IPA lots of hop forward flavors. Has a complex hoppiness that for some this will come off like a bomb of citrus earthy hops in the glass. I was impressed this is a very tasty beer.
burleybrew (55) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewery. Best of the IPAs I’ve tasted from crux. Has the similar dominating fruit ester flavor, but doesn’t share a sweetish finish. Good beer.