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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB AleHorseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.32%


Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Duplicate Listing

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 07-28-2011)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Snow81:
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Snow81

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.6%

10-14-2013 02:21:43 | More by Snow81
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afsdan

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14%

04-04-2014 02:58:46 | More by afsdan
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R_J_FearNoBeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-27-2014 14:27:40 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber bottle (no date) into tulip

look is pleasantly cloudy (BONUS POINTS FOR SEDIMENT), amber-ruby, fluffy sudsy head with good lace. smell is bready, with peat moss and toasted malt. silky butterscotch malt, toffee/cocoa, floral hops all mix into a pleasant spiced esb.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 06:24:57 | More by jimmah120
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dopelaugh

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

01-23-2014 05:57:02 | More by dopelaugh
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MSL94

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-16-2013 15:13:30 | More by MSL94
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

12-02-2013 01:23:03 | More by jlogan7
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FortKnox15

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

12-01-2013 18:06:34 | More by FortKnox15
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 01:53:35 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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allengarvin

Texas

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard American pint glass. This is a dark brown colored beer with a modest head. The aroma offers a light grassy hop smell backed with crackery malt. The taste offers a strong emphasis on the malt, with a little bit of roast and a lot of nuttiness. Bitterness is moderately high, though with not much hop flavor.

Pretty generic amber beer, but quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 22:40:53 | More by allengarvin
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-08-2013 04:21:45 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

10-01-2013 02:12:15 | More by Jame515
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

09-11-2013 01:54:04 | More by DerekMorgan
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

08-26-2013 03:57:55 | More by BeerZack
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dsolonenko

Singapore

4/5  rDev +14.6%

08-10-2013 09:50:45 | More by dsolonenko
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scot959

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-26-2013 22:32:05 | More by scot959
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hsus0225

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-18-2013 15:28:41 | More by hsus0225
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-08-2013 12:08:29 | More by ChrisL24481
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maxwelldeux

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

06-02-2013 02:21:15 | More by maxwelldeux
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-13-2013 00:16:15 | More by ChaseTheAce
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beergoot

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber body with a thin, foamy head; sticky blobs of foam cling to the glass. Caramel malt aroma with slight hint of graham crackers and an initial, very faint note of raisins. Strong malty flavors with touches of cinnamon and a bright, hop bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied, semi-dry.

A big, malty ESB with plenty of character and presence.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 23:53:24 | More by beergoot
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-09-2013 21:49:14 | More by jheezee
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-04-2013 12:12:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Dmart1223

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades is a good beer that's on the verge of being VERY good. It's at least worth a try.

But if you don't want to buy your own beer, at least watch someone else drink it. That's the best part. The beer pours a crystal clear mahogany -- seriously, it's the color of personal libraries and 18th century banquet tables -- with a beige head that lingers and clings to the sides.

It's a sweet smelling beer, with bits of toffee, caramel and maybe a brush a pine. But it isn't strong, and it isn't too complex.

But the taste lies right in the middle quality-wise, starting bright and bready with a bit of toast biscuit and sweetness. The finish is clean and peppery with a bit of roast bitterness. Everything mellows as it warms.

It's not the most bold or complex beer, but it's square in the "good" and "worth a try" range. There's a lot going for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 06:27:55 | More by Dmart1223
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, caramel-brown coloring with a frothy, low-profile, bright white head that quickly settles into a filmy coating. Aromas of subtle toffee sweetness and a hint of peppery and bitter hops at the end to clean it all up. Flavors are a bit watered down, with a tangy, roasted toffee backbone being rapidly enveloped by a slightly resiny, bitter hops character. Some cedar and grassy notes on the hops profiles, also. The body just isn't up to bolstering the off-balanced palate. Good core flavors, but lopsided and light. The aftertaste is bittersweet, with a touch of roast. Very quick, clean finish. This beer misses closely in a couple spots, keeping it from being really good.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 22:46:50 | More by GarthDanielson
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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.