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Holy Crap - Mispillion River Brewing

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87
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 57
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 22.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mispillion River Brewing
Delaware, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: slvrmon82 on 04-13-2014

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Had at the brewery, pours a reddish dark amber, clear, with a foamy head that leaves some lacing. Smell is malt forward, big caramel sweetness here with some resinous hops in the background. Taste follows the same, it's quite malt forward with caramel and toffee sweetness, middle has some stone fruit, finishes bitter with hints of pine and earth. Clean profile, slightly dry, surprisingly easy to drink given the ABV. I would definitely take this in the cooler months when I am tired of stouts.

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Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, some citrus. Taste is caramel malts up front, some hoppy bitterness, hints of citrus and just a touch of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a good beer worth checking out.

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Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. USA!! July 1st 2015.

Pretty much text book amber, deep copper red body, bit of a glow to it, not totally opaque but can't see through it either. Head is fluffy topped off tan and almost vanilla yellow like in color. Booms up easily to three fingers, and slowly settles to a thick one finger puck. Creamy top, some fine and small swiss cheese bubbles in the make up. Very nice looking.

Very nice aroma. Hints of mild earth, a bit of crispy toffee like caramel sweetness, and a big dank note of hop to go with it. Comes out almost into classic American strong ale territory but toned down. Surprised how much this reminds me of Arrogant Bastard on the nose so far. Toasty punching cinnamon as well.

Palate sort of brings things back to earth. Light bodied almost hints at herbal tea hop quality in the mid palate, but some very light and wet bodied caramel makes a splash. More tea and a bit of earthy and soily dirt makes its way as well. Caramel action seems nicely toned down, but then so does the hop character as well. Comes off a little muted, but nicely controlled.

Could be argued to be old, but still drinks nicely.

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pours a dark red/brown color with a thick white head. (also the can design is awesome!)

smells like a hoppy red ale. has that classic red ale malt aroma with its own unique hop profile.

taste is heavy and malty. some roasted malt with light juicy hops. a unique red ale. it is certainly a high ABV for a red ale. malt-forward for sure. some smokiness to it as well.

goes down smooth but is kinda heavy. at 9% i'm not surprised. it isn't boozy but has a full malt body which makes it a heavier beer.

overall this is a pretty good beer! something i could certainly drink down. too heavy and high in ABV to be sessionable but it does taste good.

unrelated because it has nothing to do with the beer itself but the can design is fucking amazing. Dinosaurs are just cool animals, Mispillion River Brewing has some fantastic beer designs and some great beers.

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Holy Crap from Mispillion River Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.