Beer Name: Cast Out India Pale Ale
Brewery: Crux, Bend, Oregon
Purchase Place: Red Apple Market, St. Helens, OR
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ale or Lager: Ale
Color: Pastel yellow, with a very slight touch of orange
BJCP Ref: 21A. American IPA
Head Retention: Not bad, very typical for this style of ale
Aroma: Strong citrus, slight flowery
Strongest Flavor: Citrus, citrus, citrus
Finish: Smooth and very bitter. Slight crisp at the tail end. Upon swallow, the hop aroma and bitterness attack the tongue with a decent amount of respect. They don’t assault the tongue and give me lemon face.
Likes: The color, texture, and head retention. The color is very inviting and the texture on the tongue is very nice. There is some good head retention several gulps into the review.
Dislikes: The aroma, flavor, and finish. The aroma is very citrus strong, the flavor is very strong citrus with a slight hint of grain flavor, and the finish comes back and hits you in the throat to make you drool.
Environment: Hot day I can see this being very desirable, or at a BBQ, pool party, golfing. Pretty much any summer, early fall event.
Recommend: While I am not an IPA drinker, I do drink them for my reviews. I would recommend this to a person who is looking for an IPA on the lighter side of the IBU spectrum. I will warn them about the aroma and flavor is very hop present, but wanes during swallowing, while it comes back and hits the tongue one last time.