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Cross Fever - Epic Brewing Company

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 16.82%
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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Reviews by tvv375ia:
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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

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 05:27:07 | More by tvv375ia
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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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:52:13 | More by Zorro
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-24-2013 13:52:28 | More by Irish12
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 03:50:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 01:32:16 | More by chinchill
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-26-2012 21:48:08 | More by mcsauter82
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-20-2012 03:47:32 | More by jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-05-2012 23:19:16 | More by jeanphony
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 04:19:40 | More by DavoleBomb
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-01-2012 01:53:24 | More by dragomni
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-26-2012 19:35:02 | More by im4beer
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New Jersey

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04-22-2012 15:45:57 | More by bonbini26
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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:57:34 | More by PeterMacKellar
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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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 15:27:14 | More by ChainGangGuy
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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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 03:50:00 | More by mactrail
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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 20:32:50 | More by JMWEB2
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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 03:09:09 | More by 9InchNails
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New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 22:36:39 | More by beerthulhu
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Cross Fever from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.