Saturday, May 13, 2017

Crazy Mountain Emotional Rescue Double IPA

Beer Name: Emotional Rescue
Brewery: Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. (Edwards, CO; Denver, CO)
ABV: 9.0%
How sold: 4-packs of 12 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $2.38 for 12 oz. single ($8.83 for a 4-pack)

Date Purchased/Opened/Drank: December 10, 2016
IBUs: 150(!)
When brewed? Year-round beer.

What's on the Website: "This high ABV beer gets its flavor from adding Mosaic hop twice in the boil plus an additional dry hop. You end up with a bitter beer slightly mellowed by melon, molasses, and raisin flavors." Read more here!

Where distributed: Crazy Mountain ships to 22 states and nine countries. Check to see if Crazy Mountain Brewing ships your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear dark golden into a pint glass. White head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Dank, piney, resinous, slight tropical malt. Inviting. 4/5

Taste (40%): Dank and hop-bitter from start to finish. Mostly piney and resinous throughout, perhaps a bit of tropical grapefruit. Definitely bitter, but whether it's 150 IBUs is all subjective. It wasn't too bitter for me. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Dry tongue with lingering bitterness. 4/5

Overall (20%): A great Double IPA. I honestly got this beer mostly from the sad puppy face and eyes on the bottle and 4-pack holder (well played, Crazy Mountain Brewing). I was also intrigued about this being touted as 150 IBUs. While the IBU portion is usually all subjective, this one had good hop-bitterness to it without being overwhelming, at least on my palate. Price is about what I expected. Overall, I'd get this one again. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.013/5

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