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Boohai Red Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Boohai Red AleBoohai Red Ale

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81
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JMBSH on 12-18-2012)
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Reviews by spoony:
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

spoony, Mar 29, 2014
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Photo of Beaver13
2.53/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

Beaver13, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Homebrew35
4.58/5  rDev +29.7%
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.

Homebrew35, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

chossboss, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

tone77, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Kubrickx, Jun 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

SalukiAlum, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of claspada
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
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...

claspada, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

JohnyFriday, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

cbcrunch, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

JuicesFlowing, Sep 22, 2013
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3.98/5  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.

woodychandler, Aug 18, 2013
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4.71/5  rDev +33.4%
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

DoshBeerBalla, Jul 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

famous_mortimur, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BobbyDigitali, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

StubFaceJoe, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Burnt orange in color with a bit of a hazy floating there. After a hard pour, lots of head that quickly shrinks to a nice coating on top. Some lacing as the beer leval drops. Almost no carbonation is seen in the glass.

S - With the pour, citrus and pine notes. After the pour sits a couple minutes, the smell of bread now comes to play with the pine dropping now to more of the background.

T - Sweet up front from the malts but with a fairly strong hop bite in the back of the throat.

M - Even though there seems to be little to no carbonation on the tongue, the beer doesn't seem to "coat" the mouth with the stickiness of hop oils.

O - Not a bad beer but not one that I feel is that much to talk about. A bit more carbonation to make it feel not so flat would be nice but don't know if that is enough to make it rise over an "average" rating.

JMBSH, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Feb 25, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark, honey amber body with lots of small carbonation bubbles; one and one-half finger thick creamy, rocky head. Pine, citrus and melon notes combined with a sweet, graham cracker and spice scent. Solid malt sweetness with a stronger hop bitterness make up the bulk of the taste; primarily a light caramel flavor with the bitterness showing up almost immediately and lingering for a long time afterwards. Medium-light body with a crisp, dry finish.

A pretty good red ale that lets its hop profile do most of the talking.

beergoot, Jan 09, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Really great deep red color, while being crystal clear. Two inch off white head that calms to a film. Lots of lacing.

S: Complex malt dominated with a lot of herbal undertones. Some caramel, toasted malts, pine, and definitely a strong blackberry presence. Wow, this is a REALLY great smelling beer.

T: Pretty hop forward but with a nice caramel malt foundation. This has more bitterness then I expected, which is a bit of a downer. Lots of pine and herbal hop flavors, some fruity blackberry, and some biscuit/bread.

M: Nicely carbonated, medium body. The mouthfeel is more akin to an ESB, which I actually appreciate a great deal.

O: This is a pretty darn good red ale and much better than 90% of American red ales on the market. The taste has really grown on me as I drink through my first can, I bet the second will be even more outstanding.

alexipa, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

birchstick, Thursday at 11:44 PM
Photo of denver10
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear reddish bronze with a dirty white head. Loving the aroma, I am getting some dank ganja and berry on top of light caramel. That's also kinda what I am getting from the flavor too with some moderate amount of piney bitterness. A crisp, medium mouthfeel. Overall, love the aroma, and the rest aint bad either. A little more bitterness than I need in a red, personally, but not a buzzkill either. My opinion towards Crazy Mountain has really grown with these last few beers of theirs I have tried. Would drink this again.

denver10, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

UncleAddie, Sep 23, 2013
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Boohai Red Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.