Crushin' It

New Jersey
United States
Crushin' It, Cape May Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
75
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
29 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Refreshing and great for the beach, Crushin' It is soon to be your summer staple. With Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca hops blending together to accentuate the fresh flavors of orange juice, Crushin' It is dry, approachable, and perfectly balanced. Relax in the sand. Enjoy a no shower happy hour. This beer is best paired with good friends, sunshine, and SPF 30.

Profile

ABV: 
8.0%
IBUs: 
15
Hops: 
Citra, Azacca, Mosaic
Malts: 
Pilsner, Oats, Wheat
Judges Review 
Michael McGuire's picture
Judges Rating:
75
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
29 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Crushin' It by Cape May Brewing Co. is a self-described Orange India Pale Ale and was judged as a Fruit Beer (BJCP sub-style 29A). In the glass it formed a very thin white head without much retention atop a hazy deep orange brew. The aroma was dominated by orange juice notes followed by lesser base malt and indistinct hoppy ones. The flavor profile followed that of the aroma. The orange flavors overwhelmed the taste of the base beer, leaving the impression of drinking a “hard orange juice” rather than a fruited IPA.

The mouthfeel featured medium body and carbonation, moderate alcohol warmth, and slight astringency. This beer will appeal to those who love oranges, but the overpowering influence of that flavor results in a one-dimensional beer that lacks any defining IPA characteristics.

Brewery Introduction

Three guys and a beer — that’s how Cape May Brewing Company came to be. Back in 2011, Ryan, Hank, and Mop Man brewed their first batch of Cape May IPA, kegged it up, and sold it to a bar up the street…

…and began... Read More

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