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Crazy Mountain Boohai Red Ale (Kura Koa)

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   ABV: -
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We bring in the hops for this brew from New Zealand, where locals use the term “Boohai” to describe being thoroughly lost in a remote or non-existant place far from civilization. To us, that sounded like a pretty good place to be. These unique hops present a noticeable aroma of blackberries, Sauvignon Blanc grapes and pine which come together nicely with a complex blend of Belgian malts to make a deep, yet sublimely pleasant beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and pine. Taste is malt, caramel, spice, fruit, and pine. Fairly simple and easy to drink.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robloc303 (263) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours copper with virtually no head. Nose is hoppy, and malty with aroma of caramel and nuts. Body is almost watery, with taste of walnuts, and watered down malts. Easy to drink, yes. Work drinking, not really..

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
UncleKorm (645) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Can poured a clear reddish hue w/ large mostly lasting creamy white head. Light aroma of pomegranate, grape, and grass. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Taste are grape kool-aide, white wine, grass, and pine. Light bodied, watery texture, soft carbonation, and a light astringent feel to the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - MAY 7, 2013
Pours from a can. Beer is darker golden red color. Tan head stayed throughout my drinking time. Very smooth drink with Hoppy after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark red pour with white, slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, nice resin, grass, slight berry notes, hints of spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, slight earth and spice, hints of a grass but pretty muddled, finishing bitter, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
Clear deep amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of juicy blackberry, caramel, and pine mixing with a sticky smelling crystal malt tone. Flavor is roughly the same. Smooth and sweet with caramel and crystal malt combining with some blackberry, floral pine hops, a touch of melon, and an earthy caramel finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (1867) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
12 oz can pours dark ruby, almost brown with a thin, white head. Pretty oxidized. Carmel sweetness, subdued hops, oxidation in both flavor and aroma. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Canned @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a clear, dark reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Fairly grapefruity, citrusy, a touch nutty, caramel/toasty malty aroma that pretty nice. A touch fruity, fairly dull and bitter hoppy, caramel, somewhat toasty malty flavor with a bland bitterness on the finish. The aromatic hops seemed quite nice but the hops were just dull and bitter in the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 An interesting take on a red ale, hoppy, some blackberry. Red pour and a medium light tan head. Taste is piney, malt, and a bit of fruit.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
12 oz can. Pours clear red amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is biscuity malts and tropical fruit hops with some mint.

The flavor is sweet biscuity caramel malts with some grassy fruity hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, it’s OK. Too much biscuity malts.


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