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Crazy Train Black IPA - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StoutHunter on 01-25-2012)
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Don't typically like IPA's as much as stouts and the like but it's dark and roasty which allows the bitterness of the hops a chance to bring some unique flavor to the table. I feel like theres a little bit of something for everyone in this bottle, its dark but not heavy and its hoppy but not overpoweringly so.

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Serviceable, drinkable, black IPA twist top from Champane's Cellars. Black colour with lots of lace. Moderate roast aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, though drying finish. Good hops, the roast is somewhat rough. Not the best black IPA, but still a good second tier.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - poured 3 fingers of bumpy mocha cumulus head, body is a transparent mahogany cola brown, left great huge khaki lacing after the session.

Smell - Ripe plims, figs, grapefruit, some meadowy floral hop smells, touch of comb honey.

Taste - Definitely getting some nice spice characters here - starts ruby red grapefruits, then add coriander and anise, then floral meadowy hops prevail long into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Almost medium, carb is on the lower side, mouthfel is very smooth and drinkable.

Overall - Flavors here are very well balanced, there is nice depth and complexity, a very good representation of this style.

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Bottle code 02312870, no idea what it means

A: A relatively easy pour yielded a massive 4-finger gushing head of a light brown color. This dense head soon became quite rocky, and would have looked much more appealing at about half the thickness. The beer itself is extremely dark brown with only slightly lighter accents when held in the light.

S: Only a small amount of piney hops. Can't get a nose on the malts or anything else.

T: Hops are the first thing to show up on the palate, mostly piney with subdued notes of citrus peel and grapefruit. Lightly bitter. Roasted malt follows on the finish, with flavors that just barely approach chocolatey. Good tasting, but I wanted a little bit more from the hops and a lot more from the roasted malt.

M: Smooth, well-carbonated, medium bodied.

O: Surprisingly good. I'll be sure to try this fresh at the brewery, as I'm sure it will be even better.

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Crazy Train Black IPA from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
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