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Cross Fever - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our lightest in terms of alcohol comes in at 4.8% by volume so that malt can dominate the flavor profile. Caramel sweet malt all over the palate with a noticeable “jumping just over the barrier” citrus hop aroma. Surprisingly refreshing for such a malt driven ale. Truly an all season American Amber.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 06-06-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Fernando_Bastos, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

vhmf1978, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

elihull, May 03, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Chill hazed red colored ale with a small tan to light brown colored head.

Smells hoppy and woody with lots of caramel and malt scent too. Toffee and citrus with a little chocolate cake scent.

Starts out malty and a little sweet. Hard water taste with a mild caramel flavor. Tasty but not super complex.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is a pretty good version of what you could call a middle of the road ale. Tasty and refreshing this is the sort of beer that goes with everything and is good for anytime of year.

Zorro, Feb 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is definitely drinkable but fairly basic for the style.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz undated bottle poured a slightly hazy, deep-toned, orange-amber color. Above average head and lacing. Sweet caramel malt is the dominant aroma [3.75] and flavor. Some citrus hops too. Very good sweet/bitter balance. Exceptionally smooth and drinkable.

chinchill, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

mcsauter82, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Oct 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jeanphony, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

alva7172, Sep 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is about average and a good amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty with grainy malts. Moderate neutral malt sweetness. Simple, but pleasant.

3.5 T: Taste the same. Toasted malts is the focus with graininess and neutral sweetness next. Tasty.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and insanely smooth.

3.5 D: Standard, but solid amber. Good enough all around.

DavoleBomb, Jul 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

dragomni, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

im4beer, May 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

bonbini26, Apr 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

TicoCali, Apr 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of PeterMacKellar
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A - A hazy, medium amber color. Head quickly receded and my particular one could have been a bit more carbonated.

S - Not too much in the smell dept, but a tiny bit of malty sweetness is faint.

T - Again, not a whole lot of powerful tastes, but it remains quite drinkable. The main note that comes through for me was hte malty sweetness.

M - Very smooth, no flavor sticking or tanin-ish dryness.

O - For a 22oz priced as it was, this is a good beer. With the 4.8% ABV, I could see this as a session beer on the patio during the summer. However, if I'm looking for unique taste or flavors, I'd turn elsewhere.

PeterMacKellar, Feb 20, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-deep mahogany/firebrick red with a 2 finger head that fades almost completely away without much lacing

S-some carmel malt and a fruity hint of maybe apple/pear

T-carmel smell gives way to mare of a toffee taste follwed by the apple fruitiness again

M-medium body with a nice creaminess and good carbonation

O-not bad reasonably priced bomber that I would definitely drink again if I could get it around here. Not a below average beer that this score will end up being because I rated it as average, it is a solid beer though not exceptional

tvv375ia, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazed, appropriately amber-hued body with a sporadic, stray, whitish head.

Smell: Spiced, caramel enveloped toasted malt with teensy fruit notes.

Taste: Moderately toasty malts with a fair degree of caramel sweetness. Low fruitiness of apricot, perhaps a bit of apple. Light spice accent. Hint of citrus. Subtly bitter. Drying, soft finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A clean, refreshing, welcome amber ale with a likable ABV.

ChainGangGuy, Jan 18, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Handsome clear amber in the glass with a touch of copper, and some nice suds. Flavor is subtle, to be generous about it. A whiff of malt. Hints of caramel. Not much in the way of hops. Seems so plain and not worth the effort for the first glass. But it does wear well. You just have to give it the bottoms up instead of splashing it around on your tongue.

Another lower-alcohol Utah Amber that doesn't get very far. But in the big scheme of things, if it was even cheaper, you'd think it was excellent if it came in 32 oz cans.

mactrail, Dec 29, 2011
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2.2/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Dark orange copper body, with an off white head. Its a little hazy throughout.

S: Nothing special here... some caramel malt, and some spice, but its all very modest.

T: Some sweetness, caramel flavor, but it becomes very bitter and soapy... not impressive.

M: Low carbonation, very light.

O: Well it looked good, but I don't find anything redeeming after that.

JMWEB2, Nov 19, 2011
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1.68/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Off white head, when it settled it left some nice lacing on the glass. Gold color on the edges. Light copper in the middle, hazy with some sediment floating around.

Not much of a smell, faint caramel, weak floral and a funky aroma.

At first sip, I thought not bad but when I swallowed, a weak bland taste comes in. Caramel, toffee, dark fruits, spoiled vegies and soap. Why do I taste booze with a 4.8% abv? All the flavors are watered down and boring.

Not much of anything... Carbonation is low. I don't know anymore... Drain pour.

I don't know what I got here. It continued to deteriorate as I drank it. Might be a bad batch, might be out of date or it just might taste like soap and spoiled cabbage.

9InchNails, Nov 01, 2011
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Cross Fever from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.