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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The beer that was created to make the ocean voyage to India when it was a British Colony lives on today in many interpretations - all hoppy, some a lot more than others. Great Crescent IPA is made in the classic British style and maintains some balance between the malt and the hops. There is a moderate hop aroma with a carmel malt presense. Hop flavor and bitterness come through very cleanly in the finish. IBU: 60.5


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Draft at Great Crescent. Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus hop and soft malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good balanced smooth brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Can. Orange, sour milk and light ctirus hops aroma. Amber color with large white head. Sweet orange, light caramel malt, and moderately bitter citrus peel flavor. Decent enough - a bit light on the hops.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Can. How can an unshaken can get a gusher? This one was-- yikes! Deep golden, massively gassy head. Plastic phenols taint the nose and palate, with underlying bread dough and straw. Terrible. Drain pour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
On tap at Fries Cafe. Cool darker red color, for an IPA. Nice white head. Good lace. Pleasant, kind of malty hoppy taste with a good aftertaste. Nice tropical citrus fruitiness.. But not enough. Kind of a light aroma. Lighter, soft carbonation, dry texture. Mostly sweet, light bitter taste. Decent IPA, fruity, and on the malty side. Friends had a few tastes... Annie thought it had an "oaky-blood aftertaste". Alicia said it was "pleasant, but not impressive".

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle sample at the Elevator tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/13/12. Clear amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel and grain. Not much hop. Flavor of grainy malt and a bit of grassy hop.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 30, 2010
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated slightly hazy orange colored body. The aroma was mild floral and hoppy. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The nice flavor contained notes of hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Patrickctenchi (4110) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Can: 5.8%, 60 IBU Hazy amber with a short beige head. Bready, toast, doughy scent. Malt, sweet caramel, breadheel... IPA? where???? A mess.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
16oz can from Keg Liquors in New Albany, IN. Pours a lightly hazed, copper-gold colored body with a big, two finger-width, frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is wet grainy malts with a touch of caramel sweetness and some metallic, skunky, grapefruit grass and florals. Flavor is pretty awful. Metallic, skunky, corny hops with a stale grapefruit and a wet, grainy malt sweetness. Finishes with a metallic floral citrus and a wrenching hop character. An aftertaste that can’t come soon enough following a medium-light body and a fizzy carbonation. Overall, an absolutely awful IPA and an immediate drain poor. Cream corn mixed with metallic grapefruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009

American Craft Beer Week 2009

5/16/2009: Great Crescent IPA has a vibrant orange color and is quite clear with a dense, foamy, and lasting beige head. Caramel malt, bittersweet orange and subtle citrus hops are in the aroma. This is a malty English-style IPA. It has a syrupy maltiness paired with sweet, citrusy hops. The hops flavor and more of the soft bitterness definitely kick in more on the second taste. This beer has a medium-full body and is very smooth. Overall this beer is balanced and enjoyable and a nice deviation from the typical hop-bomb IPAs. However, I bit more hoppiness would have been okay!

Draught at Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Indiana. Rating #1 for this beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Can. Not so pleasant sweet malty aroma. Clear amber with a moderate ivory head. Sweet biscuity malt and a harsh weedy bitter hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Not so pleasant.


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