Lawyers, Guns & Money | Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by theformula on 07-16-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
125
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
25.33%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 125
Reviews by theformula:
Photo of theformula
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I have no idea why this is referred to as a Barleywine by CM...it's a DIPA. Nothing about it suggests American BW but hey, I'm not the brewer. Subjectively the beer is great, but it's not a Barleywine.

Looks great, clingy lacing and a medium amber color.

Smells like a hob bomb, which it is. All WC "C" hops, Centennial, Chinook & Citra so you get Citrus rind, slight pine and just dank hop oils.

Taste is all about the hops and follows the aroma. Loads of bitter, citrusy, leafy hop flavors pretty much pummels the tongue. Great body, easy to throw down for a 10% heavy-weight. Malt flavors are waaay mild and I just get some grainy, caramel-y notes in the background. Finish has oily, sticky hop notes and is bone-dry.

Recommended. Again, it's tough to rate as it's a very solid beer, but maybe their interpretation of barleywine is different than, well, most everyone else's.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tastes more like a dipa to me...but that taste is incredible. And affordable. Really surprised me considering it's the first beer from these guys I really enjoyed. Definitely a go to for me now. Outstanding!

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Photo of Prager62
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A twelve ounce can with a unreadable date/batch code poured in a 13oz. snifter.

Look- Pours a dark orange color with a small amount of off white foam.

Smell- Caramel malt along with some floral notes. A hint of spice hiding in back.

Taste- Caramel malt, pine, some grapefruit and floral flavor.

Feel- Slick and resiny with a slight bitterness.

Overall- A 10 percent barleywine in a can? Sign me up for this one! A tasty bargain at $9.99 a four pack and perfect for camping or out on the water. A nice niche filler of a beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours hazy reddish copper with a smallish off white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts, fruit and some dank, resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee with some fruit and a big resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy barley wine.

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Photo of rsquared59
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can.
Strongly flavored and very complex. Hints of nutmeg, other spices, apple cider, apricots, peaches, moist brown bread, brown sugar and dark fruits pop up before the fruity, slightly earthy and boozy finish.

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Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Server recommended at nice Denver bar. Super smooth...alcohol very disguised. Thumbs up!!

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Photo of beerbrains
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of andrew8626
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManE
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is could be Evil Twin - Molotov Cocktail's little brother in flavor and body.

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Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed amber with a thumb+ of cream colored head. Only slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Pineyness & breadyness, a little pineapple & mango once warm

T: Pineapple, pineyness, a little grassiness & cakeyness up front. Leafy hops, astringency as this warms, & more pineapple, some dryness & even a bit of peppery hops. Finishes with pineapple, grassy hops & just a bit of grapefruit & some pear showing up late to the party, with just a little boozey warmth

MF: Medium bodied, delicate carbonation, warming, skews too hoppy for the style

Drinks easy, but seems more like a DIPA to me, just not true to style enough. I've had plenty of hop forward American BWs that work, this drives too far out of the lane

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Photo of tkolterman
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great tasting ale, go buy it

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Photo of JimCOAL
4.54/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of mike_dawson
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Catracho5
4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours dark honey orange, bright white head, head is creamy and full, very cloudy, slight lacing, some carbonation.

A: Getting a lot of hops, especially for a barley wine, piney, resin, sweet toffee and caramel malts, big pungent aromas, smells piney and sweet, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Hit of piney hop bitterness up front, toffee and caramel, malts, finish is dry, aftertaste is of piney hops with hints of toffee, there is some heat from the alcohol, solid brew.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish, good amount of carbonation.

O: This almost drinks like a IIPA but it's too sweet, solid beer I picked up as an extra in a trade, it's a little hot, but overall, I really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Head is a deep tan tone. Body settles to a light amber color. Nose full of prickly hops and noticeable grainy malts. The taste comes through a little thin for the style. Both the hops and malt play together nicely in the flavor though. On the plus side this is a very approachable barleywine.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks fantastic a dark gold color. The smell reminds me of apple cider but hips are present. The taste was underwhelming in my opinion. It was bitter and hoppy to the point that other flavored are drowned out. It felt like it started as a barley wine and just ended up becoming an ipa. Not a terrible beer and at 10% it definately packs a punch, but unless i got a great deal probably wouldn't buy this again

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Photo of Immortale25
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 3/4 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Grassy hop aroma with a toasty malt backbone. Sharp booze fume.

T- Herbal, grassy hop flavor accompanied by more toasty malt and a noticeable booze presence. Moderate bitterness plays off the graininess of the malt but ends up clashing with the rest of the flavor profile. Funnily enough, I wish there was more sweetness to counteract the hops since everything here is so dry. The flavors are all too aggressive and don't work in harmony enough. Some sweetness comes out as it warms, but it's too little too late.

M- Sharp and bitey from the hops and booze. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Decent enough but lacking balance.

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Photo of Dsg10
4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Lawyers, Guns & Money from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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