Crazy Train Black IPA - Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
01-24-2013 03:18:26 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
08-19-2012 16:03:47 | More by blackcompg
3.58/5 rDev +2.6%
12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a nonic pint
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.
10-06-2012 01:43:31 | More by CMUbrew
Crazy Train Black IPA from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.