Hookiebobb IPA - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: emmasdad on 07-28-2011

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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the first bottled offering ive had from crazy mountain, I scored this at the brewery last week and finally cracked it last night. it pours a really nice light and rich looking gold color, a touch of haze to it, and a really robust white head that lasts several minutes before dying back a bit. it smells really hoppy, fruity and fresh, but the flavor is perfectly balanced with some English malt, on the lighter side, but it fills the hops flavor out quite a bit with some crackery bready substance. hops are quite bitter on the back end, with a slight lemon kick and a pretty dry finish for the style. I like the depth of flavors here, and think this is a little more interesting than most of the other stuff put out by crazy mountain so far. I would drink this daily were it available in Denver at a good price. fine carbonation makes it sing, and the medium body is just right for drinkability. a strong offering from crazy mountain, sort of an English/American merger. I like.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a medium white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that laces the glass some.

The aroma is sweet crystal malts and fruity, grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with some fruity grassy hops that have good bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, it has good bitterness but too much sweet malt and not good hop flavors. It's a bit vegetal too.

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From taste notes. Appearance: brilliant dark gold to amber, 2” fluffy head dissipates to a film. Very finely bubbled head. Smell: malty, grassy citrus Taste: Light fruit and bread with a citrus rind hop accent on the finish. Lingering bread and citrusy hop aftertastes. Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to medium light body and carbonation. Overall: A very soft dry beer that would be good to serve with appetizers.

Photo of GilGarp
4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Hookiebobb is an amber orange color with very good clarity. The head is thin even with a straight-up pour.

Aroma is nicely hopped and fresh with pleasant orange and other citrus coming through.

Flavor is also enjoyable managing good balance between bitter hops and a mildly caramel-focused malt.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a really solid IPA. Balanced and drinkable. It's good enough to make me want to try their other offerings so that's a good sign.

Photo of frozen-1984
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I love the hybrid of American and English styles in this beer. Great hop flavor with strong malty undertone without being 10%

Photo of puboflyons
2.82/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 7, 2015.

It is a straw yellow pour, vaguely cloudy, with a white foamy head. Some lacing. That part of the beer was the best part of the experience.

The aroma had little in the way of hops and smelled more like orange, apple, or pear. None of those citrus, grassy, floral hops I might have hoped for.

Light body.

The taste is basically the same as the aroma with a lot of fruit, some pale malts, but little else.

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up at Cecil's in South Lake Tahoe. It is right above Stateline Brewery.

Appearance- clear copper color, pretty thick head

Smell- wonderful aroma of citrus and floral hops, piney hops too

Taste- very well balanced, citrus, floral hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought this beer was very good. It has an australian hop in it that I found very interesting. Very good beer!

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber pours a crystal clear gold color with a fat head of white foam . Pretty good retention and even better lacing.

Nose is grainy, biscuity malt at first then is followed up by some grassy hops and maybe a hint-o-pine. Really surprised at how malty this one is though, I sure wouldnt have guessed IPA.

Taste is grainy, bunt biscuit bottoms with a touch of leafy greens. This tastes more like an IPA born in the late 80's than a newly discovered recipe. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Im not overly surprised since I have had a few Crazy Mountain 'hoppy' offerings, but I can say I am disappointed. Good price point at less than $5 a bomber, but I would rather spend a few bucks more and get a sixer of their Lava Lake wit.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is very hearty for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth but a bit on the watery side for the style, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it might not be the best IPA or the most standard but it’s worth drinking for a while.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium to dark golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some peach + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy/sudsy bright white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized thick patches and a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel malts with moderate aromas of pine/hops, citrus/grapefruit pith, and light floral hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of sweet caramel malts with some moderate flavors of pine/hops and a light hint of citrus/grapefruit pith. Very light hints of floral hops are present as well. Moderate amounts of bitterness which lingers for a short while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Seems a little bit like a hybrid of the English and American IPA styles - not a bad beer but not one I will be grabbing again. I would have liked a little more in the mouthfeel and more hop flavor for the bitterness.

Photo of jlindros
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New brewery for me, an IPA from Colorado, could go either way.

Pours a fizzy bubbly small spittle looking head covering, some lines of lacing, hazy slight peach tan slight amber colored beer.

Nose has definite hops, but not the kind I was hoping for, more like U.K. and former east coast U.S. style, some earthy grassy hops, a little leafy, some herbal aromas as well, a slight chewy spicy earthy aroma with little vegetal, some sweet chewy toasty amber malts, hint of citrus and candied orange peel with the sweet candy malt.

Taste comes with sweet malts at first, candy reddish malts, light toasty amber reddish malts, little caramel and candy coating, before the hops come through, again the earthy bitter chewy hops, little herbal and slight vegetal. They turn chewy and spicy the more it goes, with a little hint of fruity flavors and touch of candied orange peel again. The bitterness gets strong but balanced by the big malts, which are sweet but not too sweet. Finish is long fairly bitter with some slight earthy spicy hops, chewy spicy hops lingering for a while actually, fairly sweet but drier than before, little sweet candy malt charater lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall I'm not sure what to think of these style IPAs anymore... they are more like the original style, big sweet malts, lots of earthy spicy herbal hops that bitter quite a bit, but with the tropical fruit citrus bombs out there these days I can't even consider this in the same category. I think we need a new category for American citrus bomb and sweet bitter spicy earthy hop candy malt balanced beer. This is the latter by far, OK but not so great.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange-tan with a slight bit of haze, not a lot of head or lacing, but it doesn't look bad at all, just a bit lacking on foam.

Aroma is that of an IPA with a solid malt backbone. Caramel malts and earthy tones compliment a floral, citrusy hops body.

Carbonation is somewhat light (probably affecting the appearance too), but more than ample.

Overall the beer has a finish that spans both malty and resinous hops bitterness. Enjoyable. So far, I haven't had any beers from crazy mountain that I didn't like.

Photo of Beerandboards
2.82/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A - golden color with some white head. Fluffy head dissipates slowly, quite a bit of lacing.

S - sweet malt, piney hops, some citrus.

T - Too much malty sweetness for my tastes. The hops are present, but kind if overly sticky piney, with a sweet note that hurts it a little bit.

M - perfectly fine. medium carbonation.

O - I want to like it, and with some improvements here and there, i think it could be good. Didn't hate it, but won't order again. Keep at it crazy mountain, I'll look for new offerings.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was recently released in Michigan. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, lime, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, lime, apricot, tangerine, grapefruit, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity of citrus/pine hops with moderate malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and some slightly cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. Good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops with moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of emmasdad
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to schmittymack for sharing a can of this one at his place a couple weeks back. Poured a golden amber color with a nice ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, citrus zest and grapefruit. On the palate this one was light to medium bodied, with flavors of biscuit, citrus and light grapefruit.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Lurcat, Minneapolis.

Pale gold with streamers and a puffy white head.
Pale grain and tangerine zest nose.
Salty wheat thins, then frozen OJ, lime peel, and pine needle hops.
Lemon candy fizz finish and resiny bitter linger.
Light, crisp, fizzy.

Pale, but don’t let that fool ya. Super bright citrus and real IBUs. Clean, punchy IPA – nice!

Photo of KenGage
4.53/5  rDev +28%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thanks to my local beer store for giving me one of his two samples. Poured from a 12oz can into my Belmont Station pint glass. Mild carbonation with a small white head that dissipated quickly. Poured very clear and medium-gold. Almost looks like a darker Pilsner. Medium lacing.

S- Biscuit and caramel malts. Nice floral bouquet of pine and citrus hops…very pleasant and inviting. Almost screams “DRINK ME!”

T- Very slight, bisuity malt sweetness on the front end. The hops take charge on the back end…pine and lemon peel are the flavors that stood out to me. Overall -> a balanced and enjoyable IPA.

M/O- Not so much of a crispness to this beer like you’d expect from a lot of IPA’s, more and smooth/silky going down…due to being slightly carbonated I guess. I could definately have a few of these while manning the grill... ABV at 6.7%.

It’s got English malt flavor and hopped like an American IPA…I think it’s one of the better Colorado IPAs. A delicious, drinkable brew.

Photo of DenverLogan
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 22 oz bottle.
Pours a copper orange with small head and some lace.
Aroma of strange tropical fruit juice, slight bathroom cleaner.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, cream of tartar, unusual fruit juices, mild malts, burnt malts, slight molassas, pepper, grapefruit rind, minerals. Overall quite different from most IPAs, bold and slighty creamy with the strange fruity notes with a dryish finish. Humm...after 20 minutes the creaminess is still there but some of that funkiness has been replaced with sweet malts....I'm upping my score a tad. Try this brew after a lesser hopped brew, perhaps after a regular IPA or other brew.

Photo of chugalug06
3.82/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml into a Duvel Tulip...

Awesome golden yellow clarity, soft white head pours. No lacing.

Pear, lots of strawberry, milky, sweet. An intriguing blend of citrus hops.

Thin, refreshing, crisp, biter strawberry, high carbonation fits the flavors and light body, lingering sweetness, red apple, dare I say sessionable?

An interesting brew, not complex, or deep, but very refreshing and crisp. It could use more substance to rank with some of the higher ups, recommended.

Photo of mothman
2.79/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Terrible ipa. Way too malty.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A pale clear beer with a small head of foam and pretty good lacing.

The smell isn't strong but what's there is strikingly bitter. Mostly grass, floral hops and grapefruit, and an aroma very like hop oils.

Grapefruit, grassy hops, quite the bitter brew with just a hint of malt as in bready malt.

The hops hit you up front, mid palate, and in the long lasting finish with, again, a hop oil like character.

Medium body and carbonation with a slick coating of bitterness on my tongue.

Well, this sure is one bitter son of a gun and wears on me by the time I finished this can
Yet, I might reach for another just to confirm what I think aboot it.;^)

Photo of ArrogantB
3.16/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Crazy Mountain Brewing in Edwards, CO. Golden color, good head, looks nice. Smells alright like an English IPA sort of. Flavo was bitter and decent, probably one of the best beers I had there since so many of their beers were sub-par. I probably wouldn't order a bomber of this but if I was stuck at their brewery this is what I would drink.

Photo of JAFoley
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pale muddy body with two fingers on nice white dense head. Very nice retention and lacing.

S - Deep malts with a citrus tang

T - Lemon/lime citrus, and floral hops upfront. The flavor recedes to a caramel and earthy malt. I was concerned when reading the label that this is based on and English IPA, as I tend not to like the malt heavy EIPAs. But the malt is not as strong as expected and this beer lets the citrus hop shine.

M - Medium/light, with moderate/light carbonation. The body is thinner than expected which I think also lends itself better to the hops.

O - I'm liking this a lot more than expected. The hops stand out nicely against the malt base. And the body is light and refreshing. I will definitely gives this a go around again.

Hookiebobb IPA from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.