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Hookiebobb IPA | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.51/5
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207 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
crazymountainbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by emmasdad on 07-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,130
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
207
pDev:
13.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 207 |  Reviews: 48
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3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear light amber color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is minimal. Lacing is mild. Earthy, dank aroma with slight citrus. Has a very bitter taste all the way through but is somewhat watered down. A very small amount of grapefruit but is earthy and dank. It is possible this is an older can, but who knows when you don't put a date on it. I usually do not buy IPAs without a bottled or canned date. I made an exception for some reason, and I regret it. Light bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

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3.97/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.37/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnyFriday
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Semi-clear copper colored body, cream head recedes to a fine mist on top with light random vertical paths of lacing.

Aroma: Citrus and pine.

Taste: Really heavy on the pine up front, bitter. Grapefruit rind as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and dry.

Overall: Perhaps too simple, too bitter. I don't know. Pine and grapefruit. There.

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Photo of Jeremiah87
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccozzi
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
2.81/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the 12 oz can in the Colorado mixed 12-pack. Easily the least tasty of the dozen different beers. Pale yellow brew with plenty of foam. Watery body, but at 6.7% you wouldn't call it a "session" beer. Some lemony aromatics, a brief taste of light malt, then drowned in the resiny and just plain bitter hop-like wash.

The first sip is OK, but then the bitterness starts to gnaw. Strangely sweet and then aspirin bitter. I don't know what's going on here, but in a less sophisticated operation I'd say they were just using hops from the Clearance section of the Bob's Hops website.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fryeguy52
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz can - ok, I get who 'Magnus' is, but what the hell is a 'hookiebobb'? His genus?

This beer pours a mostly clear, medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some roiling seawave lace around the glass as it evenly sinks away.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, some wayward son yeastiness, further toasted cereal notes, ethereal domestic citrus rind, and equally tame leafy, weedy, and dead floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser bready and biscuity caramel sweetness, indistinct local and tropical citrus esters, a thankfully fading yeasty character, and some more assertive herbal, leafy, and grassy verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-challenging frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess settling in once things settle down a bit here. It finishes off-dry, the biscuity malt and noble-seeming hops carrying the day - cheerio!

Overall - yeah, if this one had billed itself as an ESB (the name even sounds like silly British), instead of the inane 'balanced', we'd be good to go here. As it stands, this is a very weak IPA, especially by American standards, whatever part of the union you're from.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marker2525
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zahara15
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IPAisbest
1.46/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This is nasty stuff! Extremely medicinal aftertaste. I love IPAs but this is disgusting.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
3.11/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gabore9
1.67/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is just horrible, live IPAs, but this does not taste like one, bought a sixpack, managed to drink two, then stopped torturing myself. My wife had one sip and hated it too. Never again.

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3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DefenCorps
2.47/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Can from ABV.

A clear light orange with a thin but dense white head, this looks solid. The nose is rather mediocre. Grainy, chalky mildly caramel like, a little bit of dull honey and spent grain, some citrus. The palate is dull and lifeless with dull malt, a weird mineral note, an overcarbonated spritzy feel and a strange hop character, mildly bitter, mildly aspirin like and not particularly fruity or flavorful. Drying, mildly garlicy/bitter on the finish, this beer is light in body are rather disappointing.

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Photo of aronamerican
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hookiebobb seems to foment an adversarial relationship between malt and hops. Perhaps my expectations colored my experience, but I was anticipating something slightly more bitter and hop forward. Not to say this beer is subpar. On the contrary, this ale of the India pale variety is slightly above par. A somewhat unique IPA that I would not necessarily go out of my way to repurchase.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hookiebobb IPA from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 207 ratings
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