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Crazy Mountain Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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When our brewmaster was first learning to brew beer, he mentioned to his instructor that he hoped his batch would turn out close to the way it was supposed to taste. The instructor told him, "Close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades." Our American ESB showcases a complex maltiness and unique hop character. Chinook and Amarillo hops coupled with 5 different types of malt make this beer one-of-a-kind. Enjoy this ale when close just wonít cut it.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thegreenrooster (3848) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Pour is a murky looking brown with a large white head. Aroma is a sweetish toffee with leather. Flavor is a kind of earthy malt with a little plastic creeping in there toward the end. Finish is a bit watery and does not leave much behind. This was kind of an uninspired beer and as this gets a bit warmer the alcohol is showing up big time. Nothing stood out to even make you think this was a ESB.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (4716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2016
bottle. Amber with one finger head. Herbal and earthy with a whallop of Earl Grey nastiness. I donít know who likes that shit. Thereís a nice hoppiness here, but I canít get past the Earl Grey.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (753) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Clear copper with a thin tan head. Malty aroma. Smooth a bit too sweet too much malt. Bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (218) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 29, 2016
Smell of sweet malts and some brown sugar and a bit of raisins in the middle. Nice lovely dark amber color. Taste of sweet malts, a bit of brown sugar, lemon juice, and mossy floral taste with a dry finish. Med body while perfectly carbonated. Lovely tasting beer feel like there something in the flavor profile Iím tasting and forgeting to mention cause I just canít out my tougue on it literally but Iím sure if I sat down with enough of them it would come to me. Nice work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (808) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2016
Pours a darker red with a medium white head that slowly settles. The aroma consists of caramel, pine, bread, grapefruit, and some traces of herbal hops. The taste has some mild bitterness and is a bit sweet. There is caramel, pine, berries, grassy hops, and a little bit of grapefruit. Aftertaste has pine and berries that doesnít last very long. Medium bodied, more of a sticky texture, and an average amount of carbonation. Pretty good, I wouldnít mind buying this again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3380) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2016
16 oz draft pours golden with a white head. Aroma of floral, resin and caramel. Taste is very resinous and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Amber in color. A nice two finger head. Aroma is a well balanced smell with hints of roasted grains and just a very small whiff of citrus. Taste is also well balanced though it seems a tad hoppy for an ESB.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into nonic pub glass. Great graphic design and overall concept. Clear deep reddish amber colour with big, bubbly, beige foam, long-lasting with lots of great lacing. Perfect appearance. This is labelled an Extra Special Bitter, but I view it as a full-on Engish IPA and an extremely good one at that. Complex malt sweetness, burnt caramel, bready, biscuity, toasty, bright coffee acidity, Earl Grey tea tannins and citrus zest. Classic English-style hop bitterness, flavour, and aroma, all turned way up: orange marmalade, floral, earthy, woodsy, black currant, gooseberry. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Delicious. A distinct, memorable, above-average beer here. Really hit the spot. Iíll definitely go back for a whole six pack next time, and I look forward to trying other Crazy Mountain brews.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zoucrew102 (1201) - - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Biscuity malt aroma with some caramel and hop notes. Pours amber colored with a large tan head with excellent retention and some lacing. Starts with biscuity malt flavors with a touch of caramel sweetness. Finishes a bit dry but smooth with some floral hop notes. Nice ESB.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1544) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Clear, copper pour with a white head. The aroma has pine and herbal hops with some sweeter malty notes mixed in. It has a medium body with slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet with a lip-smacking finish.


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