Stir Crazy | Indeed Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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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

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Added by bsp77 on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,545
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
223
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
47
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of deebo
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of npendres
2.51/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tracywithbeer24
2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Nice dark almost black with a nice tan head and nice lacing. Smells like Vanilla, fruity, licorice, sweet, boozy, salt caramel. Shallow taste, thin, ,weird aftertaste that finishes quickly. Still has drinkability. overall good drinkabililty.

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Photo of Beemanick83
2.74/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not the best winter beer

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Photo of TooGood
2.79/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tyecko
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of NeedBeerHere
3.16/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out dark as night with a tiny brown head that dissipated right away. Smell is of raisins and other dark fruit. I really don't get much else from the nose. Taste is much like the nose. Really I only get dark fruits, maybe a little brown sugar, really just not that much going on but it is pretty tasty but nothing special to be sure. Mouthfeel is ironically slightly thick even though it seems not very carbonated. Just not a very complex beer in my opinion. It tastes OK and I wouldn't not drink it but it's not anything that I would buy again.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fairly thick head when poured. It did dissipate fairly quickly. There isn't much nose to this beer. There isn't a lot of flavor to his beer, to be honest. Somewhat of a letdown fo this type of beer.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

The first year i had this, (either 2012 or ‘13) It was the most amazing seasonal alw/winter warmer i had ever had. Rated it a perfect 5. Strong flavors of dried dark fruits - dates, figs, raisins and a strong presence of brown sugar and vanilla, hints of caramel. Great aroma and mouthfeel. Indeed has for some reason never been able to replicate it, been sorely dissapointed with the last three years, still hoping they could go back to the original recipie or replay that magic it once had. The thing that has killed this beer for me the last three years is the overwhelming carbonation. Id say the carbonation is a high 4 outta five where it should be somewhere around a 2 to 2.5 for this style. Wish this was as good as it was year one!! Current rating is how i feel from the initial 5

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Photo of SadMachine
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of tgates
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chaz
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown in color. So dark that it resembles a black ale / black IPA. Dark tan head with a nice bit of lace gives it the look of a moody, mysterious beer, but for some there's a definite appeal in a beer cast with an overall dark and foreboding visage.

Something acrid about the nose . . . iodine? Sulfur? Smoke? On my last go-round with this beer it was all cocoa and toffee notes up front, and there's some of that here, but it's muted. Lightly sweet malt character, nothing in the way of hops aside from maybe some sharp bitterness poking through the murk.

Sweet and a touch bittersweet on the first sip. Lingering bitter / bittersweet character, with LOTS of roast* malt character. Definitely picking up more of a modern black ale character than that of a traditional, diacetyl-prone British-styled 'winter warmer.' Notes of bitter cocoa and light espresso, but none of the toffee I recall from last year (or whenever it was that I had it last.)

Lighter mouthfeel, but in no stretch of the imagination is this a lightweight beer. The lightness of the mouthfeel definitely enhances the drinkability, and even for the somewhat weighty 6.5% this is a very drinkable beer that I can easily see sitting down to enjoy two pints of by the fireside (cue the hackneyed Currier and Ives tableau, brother!) or even at a local dive bar.

Frankly, the off-note in the nose does a lot to detract from the drinkability of this one, but hell, maybe I just got a bad batch? Shit happens, even for one of the best new (or newer at any rate) breweries in Minnesota.

That 6.5% alcohol does manage to become warming after a few sips, and it definitely improves the drinkability of this (off? maybe off?) batch example on this gloomy Saturday as new dawn fades.

If you get a chance, give it a try. It's a decent beer for what it is.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a can into an imperial pint

A: dark black/brown with ruby edges when held up to the light
S: sweet cherries, raisins, flowers, some sweet and light spiciness, caramel.
T & M: hmmm...this just doesn't come together for me very well. Too sweet and the fruit is fairly piquant but somewhow just seems out of place. Like the nose, but the caramel is fairly light and the integration of flavors leaves me unhappy. Light bittersweet chocolate. There's definitely faint vanilla at the end, and there's a very slight edge of hoppiness there as well, though in general, the hops are not featured. Lacks a lot of warmth for me...
Overall: might give this a try on tap at a later point, just to make sure, but it seems like this one and I are just not meant to be together.

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Photo of TWHartman
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- very dark red appearing black or very brown, tan head, receds too quickyl and leaves a thin layer and little lace

S- sweet balanced with roast, cacao nibs, sweet coco, some tangy zesty smell I cant really put my finger on, Im guessing that is the raisin. Oh, its kind of a Cola smell.

T- Cacao and vanilla up front, roast balances out well, I'm glad they dried it out to balance, vanilla lingers on, little to no hop flavor, again that strange tang that I'm guessing comes from the raisins. Its that Cola flavor

M- Well dried out to encourage drinkability, if it we less attenuated I think it might be difficult to drink much of.

O- This has been my least favorite Indeed, all their other stuff is much better. To be honest I think it is just way too convoluted and over-engineered. The can reads like a cake recipe, cacao nibs, vanilla, raisins, brown sugar AND natural flavors, whatever those may be. I dont think they needed to add all those extras, each one on its own or with one more ingredient might have led to more complimentary flavors, but the kitchen sink approach didn't result in a successful beer for me.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ruddy brown with a trace tan head and no lacing. Smells of figs, chocolate, dried cherry, caramel. I can taste the chocolate nibs, figs or possibly raisins, dark dried fruit, caramel. Body is medium light. Carbonation is a bit weak. Overall the miscellaneous flavors aren't working for me.

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Photo of mkhartnett
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DersForsbrand
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of hardy008
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark reddish brown with a small light tan head which fades quickly, leaving no lacing. Has an interesting aroma with cocoa nibs, dark fruit, vanilla, spices, and brown sugar. Smells like it will be sweet.

Tastes just like it smells with cocoa nibs, dark fruit, vanilla, spices, and brown sugar. Has a sweet flavor with no hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Has a cocoa nib and dark fruit aftertaste. A pretty good beer, but I'm not sure if all of the flavors compliment each other real well. Glad I at least picked up a single can to try this.

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bruindre
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Stir Crazy from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 223 ratings