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Boohai Red Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JMBSH on 12-18-2012

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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by larryi86:
Photo of larryi86
3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you JMBSH for this!
12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A nice clear red with a two finger off-white head.

S- Dank resin hops, piney hops, juicy berries, some nice bready malts.

T- Piney hops, berries, black tea, toasted malts.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A solid red ale. If I could get this locally I would pick up, a good easy to drink ale for a hot day.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.53/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours clear red amber with a small off white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is biscuity malts and tropical fruit hops with some mint.

The flavor is sweet biscuity caramel malts with some grassy fruity hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, it's OK. Too much biscuity malts.

Photo of Homebrew35
4.58/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice two fingers worth of a foamy white head. Some retention and lacing. Crystal clean deep red body.

Great aroma on this one. Its as advertised, blackberry fruit mixed with some light earthiness and a clean sweet malt aroma.

It tastes of bready malts, biscuity cracker like, carmel, a bit herbal, some english ESB character.

Medium thin bodied and medium to low carbonation. Fairly resinous and coating on the tongue with a bit of hop bitterness lingering.

Overall I liked this one quite a bit. Great aroma, great looking clear body, a balanced malt to hop profile. The nose is quite interesting with the blackberry and earthy character. I'll definitely buy this one again.

Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of RDW
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mike_dawson
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A shout out to woodychandler for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an amber/brownish color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of caramel, some malts. Taste is balanced, some hops and bitterness up front, caramel malts at the finish, somewhat dry as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and although nothing special, is an enjoyable session beer.

Photo of jaydoc
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kubrickx
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SalukiAlum
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of claspada
2.83/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark copper/amber color with a small egg shell head that recedes to leave some spotty lacing.

Aromas begin with some moderate caramel and toasted bready maltiness with accompanying lightly citrus/pine hoppiness and some emerging black tea notes as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose with the tea and minerally yeast flavors up front then some caramelized toasted maltiness and some bitter hops on the backend. Lightly sweet and moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is farily forgettable and slightly watery. It lacks the hop flavors necessary for this style really.

Overall this is a forgettable red ale and a good reason why many people overlook this style. For every great example of an American Red (Loakal Red, Tocobaga, Nugget Nectar) there are 20 subpar ones. Guess where this one falls...

Photo of JohnyFriday
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.02/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a balloon glass.

The beer is a dark ruby copper with a cream colored head that settles to a chunky film. Light webby lacing.

The beer smells slightly sweet and malty with a hint of caramel but is soon overtaken by New Zealand hops which offer some pine notes with faint fruit notes.

Taste is where this beer excels with said sweet malt beginnings followed by pine, bitter hops, and faint grape-like notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, this is just really nice with a lot of good pine notes. I like it.

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

Today is my New CANorado Beer Sunday as the result of my trip to CANorado to visit The Old Lady aka Ma Petite Abeille. I shipped a boatload of CANs back from Mecca and I aim to review every daggone one of them. Slainte! My thanks to the peeps at Colorado Liquor Mart for allowing me to break a sixer.

From the CAN: "Get Crazy"; "We bring in the hops for this brew from New Zealand, where locals use the term "Boohai" to describe being thoroughly lost in a remote or non-existant [sic] place far from civilization. To us, that sounded like a pretty good place to be."; "These unique hops present a noticeable aroma of blackberries, Sauvignon Blanc grapes and pine which come together nicely with a complex blend of Belgian malts to make a deep, yet sublimely pleasant beer."; "Locate in Edwards, CO in the heart of the beautiful VAIL VALLEY"; "Empowering Those Fighting Against MS Where We Live".

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN by virtue of a little spritz of beer across my hand. The inverted Glug netted me a finger of foamy, tawny head with moderate retention which created some nice lacing as it fell. Color was a deep coppery amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an interesting grape scent, kind of like jelly or juice, along with a light pine bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium and this was an instance where the taste corresponded well with the nose. It started with a very vinous white wine flavor and followed that with a wash of pine hops. Finish was accordingly very dry, more like drinking white wine than beer. Good in terms of changing up what CAN be a stagnant style, but really, if I wanted to drink wine, I would do so.

Photo of DoshBeerBalla
4.71/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This had been one of my go-to beers for the summer.
A-Pours a beautiful color...due to my colorblindness, its hard for me to label it as a color. Not light, but still transparent.
S-Smells like incredible barley/malt...not very heavy on the hops.
T-On the sweeter side, without actually being a sweet beer. For me, the complexity and combination of the ingredients put into this beer make it the most drinkable red I have ever had.
M-Just the right amount of carbonation. Very light and goes down super smooth.
O- Great spring/summer beer. Did I mention I love the design on the can as well? Crazy mountain does some solid work. For summer drinkers, I would put this alongside Steamworks Third Eye and Odell's St. Lupulin

Photo of famous_mortimur
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BobbyDigitali
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of MtnG8tr
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yarnbomb
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Very cool can. What's inside isn't bad either, for a style I tend not to like. Bitter, flavorful and easy to drink.

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Boohai Red Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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