RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   IBU: 61   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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

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Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft sampler at Great Crescent sometime in 2013. Medium amber/yellow hue, subdued mostly sweet nose, watery flavor with some bittersweet taste that’s not as assertive as this brewery’s APA. A million miles from an IPA

alexsdad06 (11232) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
16 oz can from notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malt, caramel, sweeter English style malts, mild orange citrus, light bitterness, kind of boring.

DuffMan (10772) - 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.

Patrickctenchi (6810) - 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.

queenholly (3623) - 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.

radarsock (1223) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Um, okay. Can, thanks to Drsilverworm. Pours orange/copper with a lively head. Smells and tastes of onions, plastic and malty sweetness. Meh.

Chudwick (3437) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2012
16oz can - pours murky honey amber with voluminous orange/white head with thin lacing. Nose is floral. Flavor adds caramel, yeast, faint citrus and cereal. Not very bitter, but mildly sweet. Dry to the lips on the finish. A great introductory beer for people afraid of the bitter-face, but not so good for those who expect bitterness in IPAs. It’s drinkable and the tag at the store said it was 6.2% ABV. I’ll drink but certainly won’t recommend it to hop-heads. Metallic aftertaste.

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.

pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Can, pours cloudy amber w/ lumpy off-white head, stale metallic aroma, caramel sweet up front with a nasty metallic finish, thin-bodied, not good

rondphoto (4514) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Cloudy bright golden amber with a good 1/2" head, dotted lace. Clean caramel leads the way, quickly shared by a solid floral hoppiness midpoint, giving way again to caramel at the finish. Well-balanced - surprisingly good. Not sure it really is an IPA (due to the somewhat mild hop character), but if it drinks well, who cares? Recommended

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