Crazy Train Black IPA
Mountain Town Brewing Co.

Crazy Train Black IPACrazy Train Black IPA
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Style:
American Black Ale
Ranked #534
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
81
Ranked #43,578
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 11.36%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
83
From:
Mountain Town Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
81
Good
Crazy Train Black IPACrazy Train Black IPA
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Bottled coded 079 13 542... no idea what that means. Bottled 79th day of 2013? I hope not, this beer would be about six months old. $2.19 single poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: The highlight. Gigantic four finger head makes it hard to pour the whole thing in the glass. Rocky and creamy on top, with a soapy underlayer. Phenomenal thick and sticky lacing. The beer is a ruby black/brown color with some particles floating around. Slight haze. The label (as seen in the picture) is maroon and gold. Hm.. Mt. Pleasant? Central Michigan University?

Smell: Actually really soapy... I wasn't expecting that at all. Aside from that, I get traces of earthy and herbal hops. Surprisingly, no really noticeable malt aromas to speak of, at least until the beer warms up -- then it comes out a bit.

Taste/feel: I recall ABAs being more pungent than this, with some heavy roast flavors. I get a caramel and sweet malt flavor on the beginning, with a slightly spicy hop finish, with a pretty mild bitterness. A name like "Crazy Train" gives the impression, at least to me, of a really bold beer. This is definitely a tasty beer, but I have to wonder what the age is on this. Not what I was expecting, but easy to drink, and pretty enjoyable. The beer has more depth of flavor as it warms up (imagine that!), which helps the rating a little bit for me.

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Crazy Train Black IPA from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 83 ratings