Cross Fever - Epic Brewing Company
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Reviews by mactrail:
3.43/5 rDev +3%
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.
12-29-2011 03:50:00 | More by mactrail
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3.55/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
11-20-2012 01:32:16 | More by chinchill
4.1/5 rDev +23.1%
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
02-24-2011 00:00:16 | More by IMPERALEVERYTHIN
3.5/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
10-20-2011 22:36:39 | More by beerthulhu
3.68/5 rDev +10.5%
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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.
06-10-2010 08:30:45 | More by JohnGalt1
3.03/5 rDev -9%
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
01-28-2012 05:27:07 | More by tvv375ia
3.5/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
07-07-2012 04:19:40 | More by DavoleBomb
3.53/5 rDev +6%
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.
02-07-2014 02:52:13 | More by Zorro
4.33/5 rDev +30%
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?
09-15-2011 03:49:06 | More by TheBigBoy
3.7/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
01-04-2011 05:20:06 | More by Douglas88
2.2/5 rDev -33.9%
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.
11-19-2011 20:32:50 | More by JMWEB2
3.43/5 rDev +3%
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.
10-13-2010 01:03:37 | More by pokesbeerdude
3.33/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-15-2010 03:40:41 | More by kagent777
2/5 rDev -39.9%
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.
06-06-2010 18:19:44 | More by Wasatch
3.53/5 rDev +6%
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.
11-24-2012 03:50:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
04-09-2011 05:20:41 | More by Japerrault
Cross Fever from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.