Crooked Stave Hop Savant – Centennial

Posted: August 12, 2016 in American IPA, Crooked Stave Brewery and Taproom, Reviews

Crooked Stave puts out some absolutely outstanding beers. Whenever I go to New York and see some on the shelves, they come home with me. I still hope that they improve their website, but I guess I shouldn’t complain since their beers are outstanding.


ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to, “A stave is a narrow length of wood with a slightly bevelled edge to form the sides of barrels, tanks and pipelines, originally handmade by coopers. They have been used in the construction of large holding tanks and penstocks at hydro power developments.”

Random: The more I try beers with Centennial hops, the more I enjoy them.

The beer poured with a three and a half finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass, but a large crown on top of the body. The body was slightly hazy and bright yellow. There was moderate carbonation. The nose started with notes of dank pine and quickly went into lots of funk with a slight tartness. The taste was very floral and then the same dank pine. It had a lot of tropical notes with pineapple and mango. The funk was present as well, but it gave it a perfect tartness. It had a certain white wine grape characteristic as well. The body was on the medium side of thick with lots of carbonation. It had a quick finish with funk and pine. The bottle was expensive at $10.99, which came to $.92 per ounce. This beer was excellent and had so much depth. I would definitely have this again, it was just outstanding.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0


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