Lawyers, Guns & Money - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 75
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 3.67%
Wants: 12
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: theformula on 07-16-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 75
Reviews by theformula:
Photo of theformula
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I have no idea why this is referred to as a Barleywine by CM...it's a DIPA. Nothing about it suggests American BW but hey, I'm not the brewer. Subjectively the beer is great, but it's not a Barleywine.

Looks great, clingy lacing and a medium amber color.

Smells like a hob bomb, which it is. All WC "C" hops, Centennial, Chinook & Citra so you get Citrus rind, slight pine and just dank hop oils.

Taste is all about the hops and follows the aroma. Loads of bitter, citrusy, leafy hop flavors pretty much pummels the tongue. Great body, easy to throw down for a 10% heavy-weight. Malt flavors are waaay mild and I just get some grainy, caramel-y notes in the background. Finish has oily, sticky hop notes and is bone-dry.

Recommended. Again, it's tough to rate as it's a very solid beer, but maybe their interpretation of barleywine is different than, well, most everyone else's. (903 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy reddish copper with a smallish off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts, fruit and some dank, resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee with some fruit and a big resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy barley wine. (368 characters)

Photo of rsquared59
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of beerbrains
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
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 (742 characters)

Photo of JimCOAL
4.54/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes more like a dipa to me...but that taste is incredible. And affordable. Really surprised me considering it's the first beer from these guys I really enjoyed. Definitely a go to for me now. Outstanding! (207 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of mike_dawson
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dsg10
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of HopHunter19
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - knocked it for being a little hazy
Smell - piney, grassy, little bit of sweet caramel almost chocolate malt type flavor (from the Belgian candi sugar?)
Taste - piney, grassy, grapefruit, caramel/bready malt
Mouthfeel - little thicker, like an English barley wine
Overall - would buy again, it's different and pretty damn good, plus its canned (355 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Wmbolling
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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. (230 characters)

Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of lernerlift
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Danegerous123
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of rkarimi
4.04/5  rDev +6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (647 characters)

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Lawyers, Guns & Money from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.