Thursday, September 11, 2014

Crux Fermentation Project Off Leash Northwest Session Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Crux Fermentation Project Off Leash Northwest Session Ale.

From the Crux Fermentation Project website: “Debuted at an event that crowned our hometown, “Dog Town USA,” this light-hearted ale bounds with regional Citra, Centennial and Crystal hops for those citrusy notes beloved by Northwest hop hounds. We’ve nudged the malt bill in the other direction, for a sessionable ale that’s easy to love.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a white head and tons of lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and pine hops, biscuit and caramel malts.
Taste: Follows the nose, citrus hops up front, pale and caramel malts and a nice pine hop finish.
Overall: Crisp and clean, Crux Fermentation Project Off Leash Northwest Session Ale is enjoyable.  This 4.5% ABV offering is extremely sessionable and delicious.  Well done session ale!


Mark Harvey

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  1. Miss the brewery since moving from there last year. We were there when Bend was named Dog Town at the brewery. Fun times there!

  2. Lived in Bend for last 10 years until having to move due to health issues. Loved Crux. My neighbor made the wooden sample holders (I helped a little). We were there with our labradoodle when Bend named Dog Town. Most spectacular views of mountains from open doors at Crux. Beer not too shabby either. Miss the place. Need the beer down here in No. Cal.