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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character, named for a somewhat forgotten yet amazing hop variety named Crystal. A unique hopping program gives this beer a massive, clean bitterness and fresh hop aroma bursting with hints of citrus and fresh fruit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (142) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Pour from bomber, no bottled-on date. Pours a lightly-hazy amber-gold with decent, fluffy head. Awesome nose of super candy-like pink lemonade, peach, lime, and some parfumy floral notes. Flavor highlights much of the floral/foliage notes on the front as it eases into those candy flavors of lemon-lime and strawberry. Clean malt base with light-medium mouthfeel and average carbonation. Fair bit of bitterness coasting throughout, but flavors still shine. As it creeps to room temperature, flavor introduces itself coniferously and drops into a nearly Hi-C fruit punch hop flavor. I am growing very fond of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1506) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Crystal Hero 22oz bottle from Aficionados. This beer pours a very hazy amber with a fine head of tiny white bubbles. Nose is prevalently floral hops with a bit of natural sweetness. Taste is clover honey with a very small amount of hops on the back end. Body is lively. Finish is just a touch of good bitters and natural honey flavor. A very nice, balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, light pine, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, hops, tropical fruit, and citrus (notably orange); Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Easy going & enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (211) - North Branch, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle from my buddy Kaser Pours a hazy-ish orange color - although it is pretty clear. Strong orange aroma, but the taste makes a great impression. Very juicy and crisp at the end Going to enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5048) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2015
22 ounce bottle. Nice orange pour. Bit citrus. Tropical fruit. Sweetness in the finish with a rush of sugar. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2015
650ml bottle from Binny’s in Chicago, Illinois. Golden orange in colour with a lasting white head, good lacing. The aroma is juicy, lots of citrus, tropical fruits. The flavour is moderately bitter, oranges, some caramel malts. Finishes long, sweet turning bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Draft. Pours golden orange with a a white head. Lemony citric hops, alomst like Tang, with some juicy malty sweetness and a zesty citric finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8749) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought nice orange, citrus peel, slight pine into a bit of grass, some floral hops into a bit of bread. Taste was a nice mix of grapefruit, orange, citrus rinds into a bit of fruity hops, some slight floral notes into some pine, grass, some biscuit, finishing fairly bitter. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3576) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bomber form Savor Growl. Orange pour with thin white head. Aroma of caramel malt, earthy, citrus resin. Tastes are juicy tropical citrus, grass, floral. Nice medium palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft at Liberty’s Bar and Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a small off-white head. Notes of orange and grapefruit citrus, herbs, caramel, pine resin, and florals. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, resinous mouthfeel. Very nice IPA. Good showcase for this hop.

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