Stony Creek Brewery
Big Cranky Double IPA
American Double/Imperial IPA
16oz, 4-Pack
Thin head, crests close to one finger and dissipates swiftly, the lacing starts off with broad streaks but these too don't last. Bright golden colored liquid with only a slight haze, meagre amount of bubbles. Lean, focused nose of snap peas, mown grass, too airy to present any dankness, lime and tangerine zest, dried tar, doesn't broaden into any resonant floral or piney notes nor does it show a malty side. Medium-bodied, closer to light. Quietly persistent carbonated prickle keeps it cruising along. Subtle and integrated, cocoa powder, orange peel, the grains close to full on breadiness. The malts add more smoothness than distinct flavor. Good piney notes and charcoal, minerally earth, not just throwing a lot of citrus and fruit at you. That said, the apricot, peach, apple, to lesser pineapple fruit weaves in and out until the final sip. Not all that interesting but well crafted with good drinkability at the ABV.
3 out of 5