Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Crazy Mountain Brewery

Horseshoes & Hand GrenadesHorseshoes & Hand Grenades
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Crazy Mountain Brewery
Colorado, United States
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
3.56 | pDev: 12.64%
Jun 22, 2019
Jul 28, 2011
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Rated: 2.43 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by btbcolo from Colorado

May 21, 2019
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
BOM 11/2018
Apr 19, 2019
Rated: 3.17 by Tykam321 from Wisconsin

Feb 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L:. Pours a copper gold orange with a small white head and rings of lacing around the glass.

S: Nutty and baked bread, a floral hop in the back.

T:. Nutty and baked bread with a slightly over strong bitterness from the floral hops.

F:. Medium body smooth carbonation.

O:. This is a very nice ESB.
Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 12, 2018
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Had a pint of thos beer poured on nitro at the tap room on south colorado blvd.
Beer arrives a deep mahogany color with khaki colored, creamy cascading head of 2.5 cm.
The foam remains a surface layer through most of the sampling.
Aroma is toffee and some nutty notes witha bit of grassy hops as a balance.
The first sip reveals an average body with soft creamy texture due to the nitro. The texture really works for me on this beer. Very nice combo.
Flavor is what id expect from the style and the nose advertising. Caramel and toffee up front moving to again a bit of a nutty character and some toasted note. Then some grassy and earthy hops come through on the finish.
Very easy drinking, no hint of alcohol and i very much enjoy this beer.
I would definitely drink this again if in Denver, especially if on nitro!
Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jun 20, 2018
Rated: 3.9 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 3.79 by JonathanED from Alabama

Dec 29, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon

Nov 04, 2017
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Reviewed by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a soccer ball shaped glass, more like an Irish pint glass than anything.

Look: Opaque caramel colored body under a cream colored head. Recedes to a film, light lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel and tangy tea-like hops.

Taste: Starts off malty and sweet with caramel notes and is countered with dry, tangy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: It is well balanced but the bitterness of the hops is slightly more prominent.
Sep 09, 2017
Rated: 3.6 by Azpittil57 from Arizona

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I wanted very much to enjoy this beer,but before I review it I must say that after consuming for of the six in the pack, I feel there might be inconsistency issues. It pours a nice and nearly clear caramel amber to brown, sometimes with exceptional over carbonation in which I poured a quarter of its contents at a time with minutes between, and others with one smooth pour leaving it with either an excessive frothy and rocky white root beer float of a head, and others with a simple two finger foam. Lacing moderate in either case. Smells of caramel, lightly toasted bread, and a dirty earthy and grassy aroma. Taste follows; light caramel/toffee/toast followed by a good dose of earthy hops. Feels highly carbonated, balanced but definitely finishes with a strong dirty bitterness that lingers. Overal, this was an OK ESB, but I will most likely not seek it out again. Cheers!
Apr 20, 2017
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Reviewed by breakingbland from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Mango's in Red Cliff, Colorado.

The beer poured a light golden. This is a fairly sweet beer with a low hops presence and a hint of herbalness. The body is appropriate for the style.

Overall, this is a very nice beer, and I'll look for it again when I'm in Colorado again.
Jan 22, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz bottle is undated but purchased just yesterday from a cooler, but today it seems to be a bad sample. Gently pouring less than 2 inches of liquid produced a rapidly rising head that quickly rose up and over the top of the glass. The aroma is off and there's some off flavors.

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by corywalston from North Dakota

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 4.58 by evanwoertz from California

Sep 10, 2016
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