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

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

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BA SCORE
80
good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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.

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(Beer added by: emmasdad on 07-28-2011)
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GarthDanielson

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3.41/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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AlCaponeJunior

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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.

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Thanks to schmittymack for sharing a can of this one at his place a couple weeks back. Poured a dark amber color with a light tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and pine. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, with flavors of caramel, sweet malt and piney/earthy hops.

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.