Crazy Train Black IPA | Mountain Town Brewing Co.

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Crazy Train Black IPACrazy Train Black IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
mountaintownbrew.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StoutHunter on 01-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
11.61%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MikeZ9654
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliant dark-mahogany brown with a 2 inch creamy head that persists. Fresh, sour(?) notes in the nose. Chocolate, char, and bitterness on the palate. Medium body. Light lingering with some sour(!)-smoky notes. Quite nice. Well-developed Belgian lace. The bitterness of the hops is somewhat overshadowed by the char notes. More like a Schwartz Bier - Rauch Bier hybrid than a IPA. Most persistent bitterness. Could do well with BBQ, charred, or smoked foods.

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3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle at 39 degrees into shaker, allowed to warm to 46 degrees
Aroma practically none – very faint malt
Head small (two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, diminishing to one cm ring and frothy island
Lacing good – complete coverage of inside of glass with tiny bubbles from initial ring, then irregular froth islands and archipelagoes as the level drops.
Body dark brown, nearly opaque
Flavor – again, practically none. Some malt with a slight bitterness. No hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Crazy Train Black IPA from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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