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Crazy Mountain Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Crazy Mountain Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 won’t cut it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (705) - Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is citrusy. Taste is bitter, smooth for his bitter it is, light, citrusy. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3645) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
On tap at Pizza Port (San Clemente) on 17th July 2014. Poured an amber to copper colour with an off-white head that started deep but fell away by the time I got back to my seat. The nose was semi-sweet malts and soft fruits, the taste following on in the same vein. The hops take second stage to the maltiness throughout and I enjoyed it. Toasted and lightly roasted maltiness without any hops while in California makes a change doesn’t it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
On tap at Battleship. Pours a dark golden color. Aroma is weak. Malts & hops. Nice smooth palate. Flavor is quite nice though. I can taste some roasted malts, a little chocolate, leaves, earthiness and spices. I bet this one would be good in a nice autumn night.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2014
650 ml. Endless gusher that fizzed up all over me, the dog and the shoes even after trying to siphon off the foam for 5 minutes. If I could give a zero for appearance I would. Nose is sour orange, light caramel and some resin. Tastes of sour orange zest, caramel and green herby resin. Light-medium body is balanced and has medium-high carbonation. The name is apropos for this attempt at an ESB, it never even seems to enter into the same sandpit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
commonmac (306) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
16 oz pour on nitro at Town Hall Tap. The nitro part is not what I was hoping for but you with what you’re given. This one really owns its bitterness. Smell is dulled by the nitro element but a mild hop aroma tries to push through. Taste really disappoints...too much bitter with no balance. Aftertaste is funky and again bitter. I guess the nitro aspect could negatively impact the impression but in general this is probably worth skipping.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (176) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
good ESB,,,,, lightly bitter at first,,, gets better as you drink,,, caramel, cereal, hay, toast, grass, floral, citrus, dough, vanilla, amber, orange, clear, frothy, white foam, tan foam, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, lively,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1131) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Tap at anonyde, albuquerque. Clear golden color, white head. Interesting aroma, lot of fruits, peach, pineapple. Taste is also fruits, peach, pineapple. Interesting but not incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2419) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
This has one of the best names I’ve ever seen for a beer, this was on tap at Bar Food in Santa Monica, decent stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2290) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle, pours a clear copper with an off white head, aroma is pretty sweet with quite a bit of caramel and malt, a little bit of yeast and bread thrown in there too, the flavor has a crisp front end with a lot of caramel and some chocolate even in the finish, slick mouthfeel, actually pretty enjoyable, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Orange-brown and a bit hazy, so-so head and lace. Aroma and flavor are primarily malty, some toffee and caramel malt, some biscuit. A bit of hops for balance, but not pronounced. Body is slick and finishes a touch sweet. Overall it’s not bad but won’t make my top three ESB’s.

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