Crux does a lot of things right. An easily-deciphered bottled on date. Photogenic packaging. Delicious beer. Oh, and you actually learn a little something about the beer from the label:
This time of year, there is no more coveted hop than the Galaxy from Australia, which was originally populated by England’s outcast convicts. Outcast IPA employs these hops aggressively from hop back to dry hopping stages. Yet the result is a balanced and bronzy ale, with medium hop bitterness complemented by moderate maltiness, showcasing aromas and flavors reminiscent of passion fruit. Released on the heels of Northwest-hopped Insider IPA, Outcast is a secret handshake between hemispheres.
Obviously, since I took the time to type this out, I liked the beer (a lot). I guess I need to track down a passion fruit for palate education. And a few more bottles of this wouldn’t be bad either.
This hits my sweet spot.