Mootzy’s Treasure
Crooked Hammock Brewery

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IPA - American
Ranked #5,128
Ranked #31,849
3.76 | pDev: 8.78%
Crooked Hammock Brewery
Delaware, United States
Very Good
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This DelMarVa (+ DC) adventure of mine has morphed into my latest CANQuest (tm) focus! I really had no idea that MaryCANd, especially, was putting out so much beer. 8=O It seems as though every time I feel like I a close, some more beers from that area Pop! up from out of hiding to surprise me. Further, I am back to work so I CANnot keep up the pace that I set during the Christmas/Winter Break. 8=( On top of all of that, even New Beer Sunday is off-limits due to prior CANmitments. 8=( Inna meantime, a shout-out to my local, in-person trader, @tone77 who recently dropped this off for me.

From the CAN: "Mootzy is a native & local legend of Sussex County, DE who proudly served in WWII. After the war, he recovered stolen treasures as one of the famous Monuments Men. We honor his legacy with a beautifully balanced East Coast IPA featuring Cascade, Chinook, & Amarillo hops."; "#EnjoyTheRide"; "Paul Carpenter Art"; "IBU: 50".

I was anxious to Crack! open the vent on this one & having done so, I CANtinued with a slow, gentle, C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed up beautifully, forming two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with very good retention. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was oddly tropical - pineapple plus grapefruit as well as a caramel malt base. I felt like I was smelling an odd pineapple upside-down cake! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was more grapefruit than pineapple, although it certainly made an appearance, all underlined by caramel malt. Odd, but pleasant. Finish was dry, but it just seemed somehow lacking. Not a bad beer, per se, but just not quite there. YMMV.

Jan 08, 2020
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can.

Pours medium amber in color with good clarity. There was a small amount of yeast sediment at the bottom of each can that I had. Big, frothy, white head with excellent retention.

Classic grapefruit and pine aroma, akin to a West Coast-style IPA. Light caramel malts provided balanced flavor with a firm hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and well-carbonated, making it refreshing.

This is an old school IPA, and a good one at that. It's bitter but not too biting and dry. Easy to drink more than one of these.

Apr 06, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first experience with this brewery.
Pours a cloudy copper orange color with a modest frothy head. Average retention with light lacing.
Nice fruity aroma that feels evokes tropical and pitted fruit. This includes pineapple, peach, and nectarine. Hints of caramel malt and bread.
The taste, on the other hand, focuses more on tangy citrusy flavors. Grapefruit rind and orange pith sit atop a dry crackery malt palate. There is a significant hops bitterness that is somewhat unbalanced against the other flavors. The hops flavors also include lemon seed, peach pit, pine and grass. A bitter, resiny and grapefruit pith finish caps things off.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and drinkable.
Nice solid classic IPA. Despite the unbalanced bitterness, it was good drinking all around.

Aug 25, 2018
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Pours a nearly clear copper hued brew, a most excellent white head on top that drops a curtain of lacing down the sides of the glass. Ample hop bitterness has a nice bite, a good amount of citrus rind and pith flavor as well as some grassiness mesh well with the malt character that has a slight caramel tone to it. Well balanced with a slight notice of alcohol. Good drinking all around.

Mar 01, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, beige/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, some citrus. Taste is the opposite of the aroma, juicy citrus up front, light pine in the background, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Jan 31, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Big Chill (Indian River Inlet, DE). Pours an orangey-amber color with a decent off-white head. Initial impression is dank pine resin with undertones of citrus rind and a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is somewhat bitter, but not overly so. An OK IPA, but not destined for greatness.

Sep 11, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.37/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured on tap at Big chill Beach Club into a clear cup.

Faint creamy off white head, slightly khakI in color. Pale amber orange body color with a little carbonation.

Small sensing pine hop with quite a bit of bitterness on the nose. Mild caramel and fairly basic.

Palate is rather old school ordinary. Plain bitter sort of hop grass, particularly on the finish. Decent mouthfeel but excessive pith and pine almost chemical rath on the tongue. Faint touches of caramel but really smacks of bitter hot green hops.

Hoppy yes, but not in an enjoyable way really, and not fitting in too memor able in a crowded IPA field.

Sep 05, 2017
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