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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Tropical citrus fruits, passion fruit, tangerine. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Light Bitter. More tropical fruits,a good, passion fruit, pine, sweet grain malts, light molasses, yet dry and bitter finish. Nice IPA, great aroma, bit light in palate. Keg at brewpub, Chicago.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3618) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Tap at Revolution. Clear dark golden with small off white head. Tropical fruits, quite flowery, aromatic herbs, caramel, biscuits, cane sugar. Interesting aroma! Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Bit over medium bodied with oily feel. Quite different but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4523) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Can in Chicago. Malty hop balance aroma. Rich piney juice, bittering. Caramel bitter, a little less body richness than I’d like. Bitter grain finish, pithy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryrpat (316) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Solid and smooth ipa. Almost has a pomegranate flavor with a nice rich copper color. Even though there is lots of fruit flavor it is super drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - MAY 27, 2016
on tap quAsi ambrata buona nota agrumata discreto malto amaro medio non invasivo succo agrume

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (1023) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Clear golden copper with a frothy white head. The aroma is great. Nutmeg, earthy, floral, vanilla, and mellow orange from the hops. I think crystal is an underrated hop, and a nice change of pace from the super fruity hops that are so popular right now. Really nice ipa.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclefrito62 (72) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Smell hoppy Taste hoppy. .Deeper yellow in color. Taste very hoppy like a flower garden. Taste like an average IPA to me Hop heads would really like this brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barvinky (1) - - MAY 12, 2016 does not count
Hoppy, earthy aroma, easy on the pallet, nice appearance, nice finish. Not quite as solid as Anti Hero.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (494) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Poured from the six pack of cans, look is a crystal clear amber orange with about a finger and a half of white head. Taste is crisp, grapefruit, sticky, some pine, & dry. Very easy drinking to the tune of about 3 cans an hour, this would seem to be a very summery IPA, once I get my hands on a 75+ degree day and this beer at the same time I’ll let you know.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2015
On tap at RIBCO, pours a clear amber with an off white head, the aroma has tons of citrus and tropical fruit, the flavor has a really nice amount of citrus and grapefruit at first with a fruity finish, light and easy drinking, good stuff.


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