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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (4667) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9779) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft at Libertys 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (240) - - MAY 22, 2015
16 Oz tulip glass from lady gregorys. Sweet berry aroma. Amber with some hay appearance. Not too much carbonation. This is very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (6142) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Aroma is toffee, fruit and a very complex Cascade. The flavor is fruit, berries, mild/medium sweetness, malts and a mix of tart and bitter in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2015
On tap at Fischmans during Craft Beer Week. Pretty good beer. Slightly sweet, mildly fruity, but fairly bitter. Nice crisp clean bitter beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notchd Tasting. Light amber pour with a small head. The aromas of lemon, honeyed grass, earth-rubbed cantaloupe. The flavors of lemon and pear. Soft citrus bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting, 10/6/14. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tropical, citrus, candied citrus hops, peat, caramel. The taste is strong resin, citrus, tropical hops and pale malts. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6688) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to my friend Ben for gifting this to me from his Chicago trip! Clear golden yellow with around 3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon lime citrus, light floral notes. Tastes of tropical fruit, lemon lime citrus, stone fruit, light floral notes, not too bitter. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Tasty and flavorful fruit forward IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4299) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Light amber out of the bottle with an attractive white head. Very juicy tropical fruit and orange nose. Flavors of orange, peach, bread dough and resin. The finish sweetens up with some candied orange peel and a bit of a burn on the tongue.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djchrismac (1) - - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
First time having this beer. Bomber poured into an IPA glass. Thyis beer has no faults. Near perfection.


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