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Stir Crazy | Indeed Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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218 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bsp77 on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,077
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
218
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
44
Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of krubs
4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeInOhio
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Dark lacy concoction. Reddish hue. Light tan head persists.

Aroma of dark fruits as raisins. No hop aroma.

Rich complex malts, chocolate and vanilla dominates but loaded with cherry, brown sugar flavors too. Orange or citrus is present. Some hop bitterness way in the finish. Balanced to the malt, there are plenty of hop flavors and appropriate bitterness for a winter warmer, american style.

A little thin but clean fermentation and intense malt complexity leave palate fully satisfied.

Overall, this complex winter ale is unusual and satisfying. A little more body for a fuller mouthfeel would be a plus or just drive a little more gravity from base malt and get more warmth AND body. But this beer does not disappoint and it's unusual character and wonderful balance make this an awesome beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +15%

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4.4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stir Crazy pours a dark brown color with a small lacing head. There is a sweet aroma with hints of vanilla, brown sugar and raisins. The taste has big and heavy, lots of vanilla, sweet fruit, with hints of chocolate. Nice big body and feel. Overall its a fantastic beer, and a top winter warmer.

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4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +13%

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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the can: " A new season means new adventures. We created STIR CRAZY Winter Ale to warm you from within during the coldest time of year. Our sturdy winter warmer is brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla, raisins and brown sugar. Layers of malty goodness create a dark ruby color and satisfying notes of chocolate and rich caramel, while pulverized raisins and brown sugar provide a fruity complexity. Bundle up and enjoy!"

I have had many beers brewed with cocoa/cacao, but none that quite accomplished what this beer does. Everything is in balance. It is deeply chocolate-infused, without being sweet. Everything is tamed, including tannins. This is really good stuff -- a vast improvement over the first year's offering.

For me, this is Indeed's most drinkable beer yet. I simply can't stop at one.

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4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an Indeed shaker glass. Canned on 11/03/13.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with a hint of amber. Moderate amount of bubbles and one finger of light tan head that fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: A sweet and roasty malt driven aroma with good dark hints of chocolate and dark fruit. Dark roasted malts with hints of cocoa nibs, mild roast coffee, milk, biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, toffee, and yeast. Sweet hints of creamy vanilla and brown sugar. Dark fruit hints of raisins and fig. Mild hints of cinnamon and nutmeg spicing. Hops are very laid back. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a sweet and roasty dark malt driven taste with nice notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Upfront dark roasted barley malt with notes of cocoa nibs, coffee roast, caramel, toffee, lactose, cream, toast, biscuit, grains, and yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla and brown sugar. Dark fruit presence with notes of raisins, fig, and plum. Light notes of cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Subtle earthy hop presence in the background. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy, silky, and smooth. Sweet but far from cloying.

Overall: A very good spin on a Winter beer. Its more like a twist on a Milk/Sweet Stout than the typical Winter Warmer. Good creamy chocolate taste with a nice dark fruit undertone.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at the Red Stag.
L: Bright brown under a 1” moussey tan foam cap that hugs the side of the glass. S: chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit aromas.
T: Light roast, chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, a hint of coffee. No harsh or burnt flavors.
F: Medium to medium full body, medium carbonation, very soft in the mouth.
O: A good beer to drink while sitting by the fire.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Stir Crazy from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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