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Lawyers, Guns & Money - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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88
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: theformula on 07-16-2012

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Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 10
Photo of SanRaphael
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pinesol where malty is wanted. Love a barley wine, but this one is over hopped.

Photo of Salemjeff
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into snifter, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, light toffee, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of big citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, light toffee, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, sticky, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American Barleywine style. All around good complexity and balance of big citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.64/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimCOAL
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blindtiger24
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange / garnet color. Very thin head that settles on the edges, slight carbonation. Big pine hops on the nose with orange citrus notes. Malty at the start but dominated by bitter, piney, sticky hops. Malt flavor remains present and candied sugar pops in a bit to help cut some pithy, citrus rind bitterness at the end. Not overly boozy and a little drying. While I've had a number of hoppy Barleywines, this one might have been better suited with some more malt and sweetness to balance it out. This was the first Barleywine I've seen in a can, which was cool.

Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed amber with a thumb+ of cream colored head. Only slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Pineyness & breadyness, a little pineapple & mango once warm

T: Pineapple, pineyness, a little grassiness & cakeyness up front. Leafy hops, astringency as this warms, & more pineapple, some dryness & even a bit of peppery hops. Finishes with pineapple, grassy hops & just a bit of grapefruit & some pear showing up late to the party, with just a little boozey warmth

MF: Medium bodied, delicate carbonation, warming, skews too hoppy for the style

Drinks easy, but seems more like a DIPA to me, just not true to style enough. I've had plenty of hop forward American BWs that work, this drives too far out of the lane

Photo of Dsg10
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spoony
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Good aroma and nice flavor. Fairly well balanced, alcohol is hidden well. I actually really enjoyed the beer but it was canned and there was a large amount of trub and yeast in the can, enough to make the beer rather unattractive.

Photo of rsquared59
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a snifter, the beer is an opaque, hazy, bright, copper coloring with no head. Aromas of booze forward, with sugary sweetness, tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, vanilla, tangy cream, woody notes, subtle hops bitterness, floral highlights, apricots, and bready qualities. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, with a rich caramel and toffee blend, with subtle charred wood notes, tangy cream highlights, booze undertones, subtle hops spice and bitterness, and earthy notes. Pretty slick and mid-bodied, with a warmth building towards the end. The aftertaste is more of the rich sweetness and warmth, with a slick, lingering finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of yarnbomb
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Bitter, bready, hides the booze. I like my barleywines on the sweeter side, but I respect this one anyway.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Lawyers, Guns & Money from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.