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RATINGS: 78   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
luttonm (4487) - 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 (311) - 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 (7810) - 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 (1019) - 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 (56) - 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 (481) - 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 (2880) - 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.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mambossa (276) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1823) - 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.


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