Cara De Luna
Crazy Mountain Brewery

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From:
Crazy Mountain Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.56 | pDev: 11.52%
Ratings:
80
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2020
Added:
Feb 20, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  11
SCORE
81
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2.64/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5
by GarrettB from Colorado

December 23rd, 2015 - An odd beer, an amalgam, a quilt of odd flavors and ends mashed together into something drinkable, if not very engaging. To the eye it looks like a stout, with a heavy buffer of two fingers of foam, cratering a little under its own ambition. The aroma has a slightly dusty character to it, with some smoke, white pepper and beef jerky. Very odd, and interesting, though not appetizing. I'm hoping the flavor goes some way to increase the appeal, but it instead riots on a tang and sourness, with a thin palate. It's hard to describe (and reconcile with the color) but I would liken it to a sour saison with a slightly darker malt bill, but the flavors and the mouthfeel are a bit twisted.

Feb 24, 2020
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3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

Poured into a cervoise glass.

Look: Porterish black with plenty of ruby on the edges. Light cream head that fizzes out to a decent film layer, very light lacing.

Aroma: Light coffee, more milk chocolate body, earthy hops on the back end.

Taste: Much like the aroma with light coffee roast and a good milk chocolate presence. Hops offer slight earthy woodiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light.

Overall: I like that this one isn’t overly hopped and bitter — good chocolate notes.

Jul 18, 2018
 
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jul 10, 2018
 
2.8 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jun 21, 2018
Photo of Libeertarian
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Libeertarian from Montana

From notes taken 07/23/17:

Deep dark wine red, clear in direct light. Pale brownish tan head of light, rocky foam. Creamy on top, almost like a skin has formed. Excellent retention, but the somewhat cylindrical stout glass may be the reason for it. Patchy lacing. Roasty, smoky-tart, ever so slightly rubbery on the nose. I anticipate a good balance and little in the hop department. Indeed, very smoky tart and dark fruity flavor, but more metallic toward the end of it than bitter or burnt. Tartness on the tip of the tongue, faint dark chocolate as it settles, and dryness and roast on the back, especially in the finish. It’s almost enough to hide any hops that are here, which are earthy or soily for the most part but I feel like there is an orange vibe underneath the dark fruit and balancing with the chocolate, as well some mild peppery hints in the retro-olfaction. Light to medium in body, round and smooth. Carbonation is the finest tingly suds. Considerably sharp around the tips and edges, but overall, all but creamy by the end.

Jun 18, 2018
 
3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on May 13, 2018
 
3.82 by Jimbob-gbr from Nebraska on May 06, 2018
 
3.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jan 07, 2018
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2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

$4 a pint at the brewery.

C / AVERAGE

Oct 24, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by ICTguy21 from Kansas

Look: dark brown with a tan head and plenty of lacing

Smell: big malts and chocolate

Taste: coffee, chocolate, maltiness, roasty

Feel: a bit sharp and thin

Overall: a very pleasant beer with a focus on the roasty and chocolate notes. Feels a bit thin though.

Oct 09, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by darkpreferred from Minnesota

Nothing extraordinary. But very drinkable. I liked it. I would have it again. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Body is on the thin side as well. Smooth and creamy. I could see myself kicking back and having a few in one setting.

Jul 29, 2017
 
4.34 by evanwoertz from California on May 26, 2017
 
3.79 by Trevor_martin from Texas on May 17, 2017
 
4.5 by jewellrunner from Missouri on May 16, 2017
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.26/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Cavanaghty from Maine

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker brown with a thin off white head.

Smell: Light malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of malts and light hops.

Overall: Good beer, I would have this one again.

Apr 30, 2017
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3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

10/11/2016

Oct 12, 2016
 
3.09 by herman77 from Minnesota on Sep 10, 2016
 
3.52 by jaydoc from Kansas on Aug 01, 2016
Photo of jeranbrews
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jeranbrews from Oklahoma

A - a rich black slightly ruby hue like chewing tobacco. Beige head that faded quickly with some lacing. 4

S - rich molasses malts chocolate and coffee bean aroma. 4

T - sweet rich creamy. Like a milk stout. Like Guinness and donuts had a baby. 4

M - very nice. Smooth rich malted milk. Just enough effervescence. 4.25

D - very sessionable highly enjoyable in many situations. 4

Jun 07, 2016
 
2.59 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota on May 13, 2016
 
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2016
 
3.48 by couchsitta from Minnesota on Apr 18, 2016
 
3.99 by coastiebob from Oklahoma on Apr 09, 2016
 
2.75 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Mar 16, 2016
 
4.06 by TBonez477 from Vermont on Jan 18, 2016
Photo of Bitterbill
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Pours a black with reddish hues, small tannish head of foam.

The smell has a little bit of roasted malt, a hint of chocolate. .not much really going on here.

Same goes for the taste. Light flavours all around but it is still a decent beer.

Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Not a bad Black Ale.

Dec 07, 2015
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3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by andrew8626 from Minnesota

A disjointed offering. Doesn't know what it is.

Oct 07, 2015
 
3.74 by MCBigGame from Colorado on Aug 27, 2015
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2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75
by corywalston from North Dakota

Not good. Crazy Mountain missed on this one, skip it.

Jul 15, 2015
 
3.49 by 40ontarget from Colorado on Jul 13, 2015
 
4 by nathanmiller from New York on May 02, 2015
 
3.07 by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire on Apr 22, 2015
 
3.55 by paulish from New York on Dec 22, 2014
 
3.67 by WDJersey from Colorado on Dec 19, 2014
 
3.18 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Dec 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
by pat61 from Minnesota

The nose is not big – clean, mostly malt with light touches of roast. Pours deep dark brown with a 3” tan head. The very creamy palate provides smooth chocolate and grain flavors with a dash of caramel and a touch of vanilla. No burnt roast flavors, very light traces of espresso on the finish, no big bitterness. Balanced towards the malt. Medium body and carbonation.

Oct 29, 2014
 
2.88 by blueinTX from Texas on Aug 13, 2014
 
3.5 by kew from Texas on Aug 02, 2014
 
3.75 by rseidlitz from Colorado on Jul 29, 2014
 
3.5 by cdwil from Texas on Jul 13, 2014
Cara De Luna from Crazy Mountain Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 80 ratings