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Cross Fever - Epic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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
Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of IMPERALEVERYTHIN
4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance: good long lasting head, slightly hazy, medium amber color

Smell: caramel malts and pellet hops

Taste: Bitter hops, fresh malt with a slight caramel finish,
great balance between hops and malts

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with good carbonation

Drinkability: Very drinkable, a good effort for the style

Used burgundy glass, beer at 60F

no born on

IMPERALEVERYTHIN, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rustic cola pour appears a deep, cherry-candy apple with strong backlighting. The head is weak and washy, sparse in height and dissipates rather quickly. A single trail of closely knitted micro-bubbles snakes its way upward.

S: The aroma is moderate in strength composed of flowery pine and toasted malt.

T: The flavor comes off a bit thin at first but thankfully gains some substance thereafter. Sweet caramelized toasted grains are dry with instances of flowery pine hops. There is a touch of spiciness, spruce and spicy flowery grapefruit bitterness after the swallow.

M: Nice sharpness of carbonation, especially around the tongues edges providing some crispness. Medium malty body.

O: Overall nicely balanced, reasonably good drinkability. Moderately good flavor.

beerthulhu, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of bonbini26
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

bonbini26, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review brought to you and me by Inflatablechair and Inflatablechair's boss. Thanks fellas.

Pours with sorta yellowish tinged off white head... foamy big bubbles... the brew is a bit yeast hazed amber... spotty lace with good retention.

Nose focuses on toasty malts and whaffs of caramel... background citrus hops... something in there that I am having a hard time picking out.. some sort of yeasty byproduct that isn't really off-putting, just peculiar.

Flavor is again malt driven.. toasty... biscuity... caramel essence ... not enough hop bitterness in my mind.. hop flavors are there as a mild citrus presence.. a bit husky as it warms up...

body and carbonation are pretty much spot-on for the style.

Good beer... I am feeling jaded drinking it though ... I need to get back to normal Session beers more often... I would probably buy this occasionally if it were available and the price was right (certainly less than $4).

Muchas Gracias Sam.

4/3.5/3.5/4/4

JohnGalt1, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of Travisnin
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of tvv375ia
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
Photo of Irish12
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of im4beer
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

im4beer, May 26, 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
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
Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

vhmf1978, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
4.33/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 22oz bomber. Pleasantly surprised with this one as was not expecting much given B- overall rating. This is a solid, moderately flavorful, tasty amber. Good for one or a few. I'd give this a B+ minimum. Come on people what is not to like with this one?

TheBigBoy, Sep 15, 2011
Photo of Douglas88
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle thanks to Craig for hooking this up. Pours a dark amber color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts, musty. The flavor is nice and smooth; rich sweet caramel, light bitter hops, light citrus, dry malts. Smooth and very nice.

Douglas88, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of JMWEB2
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
Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of mactrail
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
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from the brewery in Salt Lake. $3.50 or so. Into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a very cloudy red/brown with an off white head about half an inch that recedes to a thin cap, and some clumpy spots of lacing.

S: Almost all malts in this one, a few notes of burnt malts, some caramel and just a bit of earthyness way back at the end. Very bready for the most part.

T: Follows the nose pretty nicely, with the malty bready flavors, just a bit of roast. Bitterness is incredibly mild and faint. Not much of a hop profile, but what is there reminds me more of an English pale ale. Seems a little watery and incredibly tame. Not by any means offensive, but not quite up to what I had hoped. Pretty good intro beer though.

M: Light and watery, fairly dry. Not too bad here.

D: I could drink this all night if it was around, priced pretty decently to session as well. Not a bad amber, but by no means the best. Definitely a beer I'll keep around for the BMC crowd, will make a great intro beer.

pokesbeerdude, Oct 13, 2010
Photo of kagent777
3.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber from Epic Brewing in SLC poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Clear amber brew with a quickly dissipating one fingered light tan head. Beautiful color, light lacing.

Aroma: I get a toasty caramel smell, with a slight alcohol accent. A little hops in the nose.

Taste: While I prefer hoppier beers, this one is that I would drink again. It has a very nice sweet malty character. There is just enough hops to create a good balance.

Palate: This is a light to medium bodied beer. The texture is best described as also light, with the carbonation adding just the right amount of acidity. The finish is also middling, not as long as some strong IPAs, but does not fade away quickly either.

Overall: This is simply not my favorite style of beer. That being said, I can tell that it is well made, and I would drink this one again.

kagent777, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. Bomber
Classic Series
$3.29 ea.

Pours a cloudy amber color, some carbonation, off-white head, with some sticky lacing to follow. The nose is malty, with some caramel. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, with some caramel. Light/Medium body, the finish is slightly bitter/dry, kinda watery. Would not buy this again.

Wasatch, Jun 06, 2010
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 Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of alva7172
4/5  rDev +20.1%

alva7172, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Japerrault
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper color with a creamy off-white head. Medium head dissipation with nice lacing.

S: Malty, bready, toasted grains. Not much for hops, maybe a little spiciness, but not significant.

T: Sweet caramel flavors with a dry finish. Heavy on malt and grain flavors, even though the hops flavor does not show itself much, they help to balance this beer and keep it from being too sweet.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation.

O: Nice, easy drinking Amber ale. After drinking so many overly hopped Northwest beers, it is a nice change to have a maltier brew.

Japerrault, Apr 09, 2011
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Cross Fever from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.