Amber AleJanuary 1, 2012 Avon, CO
Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.
Available: CA, CO, FL, TX
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company was founded in January of 2010 and specializes in handcrafted beers made with much move in Vail, CO. We craft 8 year round brews and about 7 seasonals and specialty beers.
Original gravity: 1050
The beer has a pale copper color with a nutty aroma and a strong chocolate note along with roasted grain and spicy hops. Chocolate dominates the palate but there are strong notes of dark, chewy and nutty malt and a growing spicy and bitter hop character. The finish is smooth, bittersweet with chocolate, rich malt and tangy hops.
- Roger Protz
As the copper-colored beer pours from the can, very little foam forms in the glass; what there is drops back quickly. Caramel, toasty malts and minty hops are foremost in the nose, along with a hint of fruit. The can says that this is “a hoppy beer without any bitterness” (!), but thankfully that’s not true. The bitterness is restrained and broad, balancing a flinty dry palate. The finish is very clean. The minerality makes the whole thing work, and the beer boasts fine drinkability. Bacon cheeseburger… yes, I know you should have the salad. But have the fries.
- Garrett Oliver
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Internationally recognized brewer and expert on traditional beer, Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and the author of The Brewmaster's Table.
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