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Crazy Mountain Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Crazy Mountain Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
commonmac (196) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerseyjohn71 (141) - 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,

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (948) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2156) - Madison, Wisconsin, 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.

3.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1844) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Copper pour with a quick thin head. Aroma is sweet malt, light toffee, some citrusy fruit hop. Flavour is nutty, toasted malt, light cocoa, citrusy fruit and resinous hop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
22oz bottle 11/5/13 (Whole Foods-Lamar)-Pours a hazy amber with an of white head. Aro!ma of hops, caramel, toffee, and malt. Taste of malt, caramel, and toffee. This medium bodied brew is well balanced snd quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleKorm (660) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bomber bottle poured a clear light copper hue w/ a medium light tan fizzy fully diminishing head. Med to big malty and floral hop aromas. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a large bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are watermelon, light caramel, lemon, biscuit, and honey. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of malt, light toast, toasted grain and light fruit. Lighter medium body.


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