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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A big bold east coast animal that throws hops at you!

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
sample at Buffalo Beer Fest. Pours amber capped by a off white foam head. This beer has a nice pine nose. Taste has plenty of bitterness, pine and citrus hop resin. Caramel and malt to boot. Good filling body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
burntgraphite (2) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
Hmm... not too bad, all things considered. If I were to compare this to the last bottle of beer available in some strange version of post apocalyptic earth, I would heartily kill a malform3d mutant for it. But this isnít some future dystopia, and we have real grains, yeast and hops available to make fine beverages out of, so here are my problems with this brew. 1) monkeys are not apes. Apes have alphas, monkeys do not. Whatís the difference, you say? Monkeys nest in your hair. Apes can remove your head from your bodu by using your ears as handles. Which brings me to point number 2; 2) This is barely an ipa. "A big, bold east coast animal that throws hops at you"... seriously? Iíve made hoppier beers by accident. And itís a great lakes beer, not an east coast beer. Heck, itís not even that. Itís a finger lakes beer, about 45 minutes from the great lakes, and 20 minutes from any lake. Consider changing your slogan to "a medicore erie canal beer that has a bittering hop, but good luck trying to place that half hopped taste". 3) It has some grain flavor, some hop bitter, none of the taste of Burton hard water and no hop distinction. Plamer said that every hopping method leaves a distinctive taste, and I would say that this leaves none of those. Celebrate mediocrity! 4) Even compared to some of the other custom brewcrafters brews it isnít noteworthy. Honestly, if you want to create a generic, boring IPA, you could indeed make a soulless, corporate fermented sugar beverage like Coors or Bud with some extracted hopshot. But this is a review of an IPA, which is supposed to be a brew that puts hair on your chest and gives you a taste harking back to the British armies in India. Ipa isnít some boring, tasteless slightly bitter beer, itís a tradition; and shame on Custom Brewcrafters for making a tasteless beverage with a slight tasteless hop bitter. I think Iíll go drink a real beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (131) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with little head and not much lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and nutty malts. Taste was citrus and piney and had a pretty good amount of bitter. Medium body and pretty bitter from start to finish, which was good. Pretty basic IPA, nothing fancy, but drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hyped up by my brother-in-law, who lives in Rochester. Pours yellow/orange, clear, with medium head. Hoppy nose. Hops up front with some soapy notes and not much malt to speak of. Bitter finish. Comparable to 60 minute IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft. Yellow Amber body with a lacy white head. Nose is a nice sweet citrus with a sweet malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
On tap at the Basin Pub in Pittsford, NY. Reminds me of dogfish head 60 minute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1481) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours amber with a bit of a light tan ring and excellent clarity. No lace. Smells of he dankness, weed, resin, pine and some hints of bitter citrus. Flavor follows with a strong bittered malt profile and nice piny hops in the midpoint with a moderate length bitterness and malt. Medium bodied with moderate carb and hints of a slick finish. Decent beer, it reminds me a of a local IPA that tastes like strait weed with a strong malt backbone. Serving type: bottle 04-04-2012

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rholmes39 (8) - - OCT 26, 2013 does not count
Hop aroma is strong- as it should be. Nice color and clarity but not much head. Towards the end of the glass the the hops aroma dies off a bit but flavor held on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Mild grapefruit nose, not much head, light amber colour. Bitter taste no complexity, very bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13

Aroma: The nose is nice and hoppy, with some tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine/resin
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear copper-orange color with an off-white head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, with a big hoppy flavor and some malt backing
Palate: The body is medium, it has a nice, clean mouthfeel, and a dry carbonation
Overall Impression: This one was one of my favorite samplings of the day, and CB was one of the more memorable brewers. A really nice example of an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1993) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Decent Lacing S: Grainy, Mild Resin, Mild Malts T: Grainy, Resin, Mild Malts M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Semi Drying Overall, an average IPA with a really harsh bitterness that is somewhat detracting from the taste.

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