Crikey

Washington
United States
Crikey, Reuben's Brews
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Notes of Citrus, Tangerine & Tropical Fruit with a little pine in the background. The malt backbone provides balance.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
52
Hops: 
Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Chinook, Magnum
Malts: 
Two Row, Caramel, Munich, Wheat, Carapils
Judges Review 
Richard Wong's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Crikey by Reuben's Brews was judged as a (# 21A) American India Pale Ale (IPA) under the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

The pour of this beer revealed a light brown hue that was a bit cloudy due to chill haze. It had a very nice carbonation that revealed a very pillowy and dense head. As well, for this beer I can see bubbles rising from bottom to top - a sign that it was well carbonated. The aroma of this beer was to be expected. An explosion of wonderful hops permeated the senses. Along with that, I don't know how with all the hoppiness, but I also got malt sweetness as well.

The flavor of this beer was well balanced. It had a nice malt grain sweetness balanced nicely with the abundance of hops that had a nice pine resin and slight citrus (grapefruit/lemon) qualities. The hop bitterness was very smooth, thus indicating that hop distribution was well balanced and distributed and not thrown in at once in the boiling process. Had a nice medium body and mouthfeel. Again, the carbonation was just perfect. It had a nice effervescent bubble in the aftertaste and palate. As indicated above, the 6.8% abv in this beer is correct. I can taste it. It is a deceivingly strong beer that is very smooth and has a nice drinkability taste. A nice representation of the American Style IPA.