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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
An American Double IPA, and the name pretty much sums it up. On tap at Brewpub in 2009 @ 8% ABV Released in Cans in March, 2014 @ 9.6% ABV All Crusher reviews to be added here, not a new entry.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Incredible beer out of can. Smooth beer with piney notes, tropical fruit and nice subtle bitter finish.

Damien815 (6) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2017 does not count
A bright, hazy, hoppy DIPA. NE style dry hop finish. Delicious.................… ---R via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Aurelius (5295) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Assertively resinous aroma with pineapple undertones. Decent tallboy, hazy tan-gold brew. Sweet, smooth, esteric, hoppy, prominent pineapple, not as bitter as the aroma suggests. Some peppery notes in the finish. Good stuff, not my style though. Thanks to someone at Proof for sharing.

meccahh69lol (196) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Here we are in Vermont and the Alchemist is around the corner. The aroma is hoppy to the nth degree filtering out of the can like a testicle popping out of a too tight zipped pair of pants. The appearance is a hazy dank VT style resin bomb. The taste is a glorious blizzard of hop fury, complete with a smooth finish for a 9%er, resiny, dank, citrus, all the goodness. This is a glorious testament to the power of the hop. Good for chilling wit yo homies in VT before Jacking in the box (talking about the Jackbox Party Pack, not the fast food chain, or a dirty reference). BOOM!

elbernays (1479) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Can shared with friends. Well what a treat. Dank hop aroma. Pine, resinous hops. The hops burn into the brain. Dank, citrus medium sweet flavour. Strong bitter finish. Lasting bitter finish. Another great beer.

Sudz4Dayz (136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2017
1 pint can. Pours very hazy, golden yellow with a thick off white frothy head. Thick full look with some residue at the bottom of the glass. Smells citrusy hoppy with some pine and resin. Some pineapple and mango with a bit of malts as well. Smooth earthiness as well. Very hoppy and bitter taste. Nice resin and pineyness throughout. Some citrus and bright fruits but mostly bitter. Thick full mouthfeel, great frothy carbonation and a long lingering bitter aftertaste. Overall not as fruity and citrusy as I usually like them but a very good strong hop flavor. Lovely.

gmiller1975 (1) - - MAY 27, 2017 does not count
First time having the crusher. Very good double IPA. The hops don't overpower the aroma the way a lot of double IPAs do. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2017
16 oz can to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a very cloudy pineapple with foamy eggshell head. Smells juicy, bitter, and grassy with notes of pineapple and grapefruit alongside a big bittersweet backbone. A bit of green onion as well. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly bitter medium full-bodied mouthfeel thatís mildly warming, but smooth. Tasty, but definitely bigger and less sessionable than Focal and Heady.

smaynard6000 (1152) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Thanks to Rich and Jeff for the share. Can, pours a hazy golden color with small white head. Softly carbonated with particulates. Heavy citrusy hoppy aroma. Super citrusy with a touch of piney hops as well. Mostly mellow bitterness. Medium bodied with lingering bitter finish. Very good.

Maakun (5408) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2017
Can crushed all by myself. Hazy orange golden with white head. Loads of lovely fruity hops with orange, grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, light marijuana and a hint of cheese. Thereís quite some sweet malts, but thereís a nice caramel and soft hazelnut aroma to it as well. Quite sweet and bitter. Well actually itís really sweet and bitter but they balance each other out a bit. Almost full bodied. This is really well done, Iíd say the best high abv IPA Iíve ever had. Really good!

fonefan (48796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2017

Can 1pt. @ [ Scooper Tasting ], Ulfborg, Denmark.

[ As Alchemist The Crusher ].
ABV: 9.0%. Clear medium orange yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit, dry, crispy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20170303]

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