Saturday, August 5, 2017

Silver Moon Brewing Crazy Horse Double IPA

Beer Name: Crazy Horse Double IPA
Brewery: Silver Moon Brewing (Bend, OR)
ABV: 8.9% on the bottle (9.0% as listed on the website)
How sold: 22 oz bottles; on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $7.99 for 22 oz bottle

Date Bottled: January 24, 2017
Date Purchased: April 1, 2017
Date Opened: April 30, 2017
When brewed? Seasonal beer. Part of the Alpha Project Series.
IBU: 100 on the bottle (110 as listed on the website)

What's on the Bottle: "Brewed in true Pacific Northwest Style, Crazy Horse is not for the faint of heart. Boasting a gargantuan amount of NW grown Columbus, Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops, the dry mouthfeel and high alcohol will fully engage your senses." Read more here!

Where distributed: Silver Moon Brewing is at least found in the Pacific NW.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White to off-white head, some lacing on the glass. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Tropical citrus and pine, with complementing sweet malt notes. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Hop-forward to start, transitions into a more tropical and pine experience, with pleasing bitter tropical citrus and pine on the back end. Lots of flavor and very drinkable even when listed at around 9% ABV and 100+ IBU. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, some carbonation. Slight bitterness lingers on the tongue, leads to a dry tongue. Still, good tropical ctirus. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent Double IPA. Crazy Horse brings an abundance of tropical flavor, and I'm a fan. Standard price for a double IPA, and yet another example of how the Pacific NW has so many options to choose from. Definitely recommended for West Coast Double IPA fans. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.475/5

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