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Horeshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 02-06-2013)
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Comiha, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

birchstick, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

MGodduclan5, Sep 03, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honey colored amber body with thick, billowy, white head; spidery lacing (4.0). Mild grain aromas; old fruit (3.75). Taste mimics the smell with the addition of a fair hop bitterness from middle through the finish and a slight sense of alcohol warmth (3.75). Medium body; residual sugars coat the tongue; somewhat dry (3.5).

A fair little ESB. A little off-balance with the mouthfeel but still quite drinkable. Warm, grainy malt-forward beer...

beergoot, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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beerbrains, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

mike_dawson, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

KarlHungus, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

kjkinsey, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

oceanrue, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

DrIPA, Oct 16, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz pint at the Alamo Drafthouse, in between showings of the Beer Diaries Colorado.

This beer appears a clear medium copper amber colour, with one finger of wanly foamy, mostly bubbly pale beige head, which leaves a thoroughly random patchwork pattern of splattered lace around the glass as things drop away.

It smells of semi-sweet biscuity caramel malt, a soft additional toffee sweetness, an apple and pear fruitiness, and crisp earthy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is more of the same, but duly amped up - big biscuity caramel notes, simmering drupe fruit, a hint of warming alcohol, and more, but now subdued, hay-like leafy hops.

The bubbles are supportive, without becoming cumbersome, the body a threadbare medium weight, and so-so in its smoothness and creamy quotients, to no ill effect. It finishes off-dry, barely, the crispness of the malt and the reserved sassiness of the hops more than capable of swaying favour.

An enjoyable American rendition of my favourite English style - as thankfully all things are preserved, and even enhanced at times, making me wonder if this could give Fullers a run for its Queen-backed money in a side by side competition. No matter, I shall just make nice with this offering in the more than pleasant Denver autumnal evening warmth.

biboergosum, Oct 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

BigTrubble, Oct 05, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apperance: Pours a light brown with some amber red hues and a huge frothy and thick off white head. Head retention is quite impressive. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Buttery and sour tart notes. Cranberries and sugary malt.

Taste: Biscuity and buttery maltiness with a slightly tart finish and some mild hop bitterness. Not too complex but I love it. Really like how the tart finish melds with the malt.

Mouthfeel: Not much carbonation which I guess is typical of the style but the mouthfeel feels slightly watery and a little weak because of this.

Overall this is a great beer. Mouthfeel is a little weak. If it had a bit of a heavier body this beer would be epic. Still, a great tasting beer and I want to try more of this style.

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Horeshoes & Hand Grenades American ESB from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.