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Cross Fever - Epic Brewing Company

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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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9InchNails

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 Might be a bad batch, might be out of date or it just might taste like soap and spoiled cabbage.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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Wasatch

Utah

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 18:19:44 | More by Wasatch
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JMWEB2

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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bonbini26

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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

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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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-13-2012 06:21:03 | More by Travisnin
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-26-2014 20:37:55 | More by Whiskeydeez
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$4.49 bomber from Bourbon St, Greenwich.

Very dark, very hazy orange body, topped by four fingers of off-white level foam.

Very mild grass aroma with a hint of dried fruits.

Firm semi-sweet caramel start. Gradual bitterness that snaps at the swallow. Light fruit background.

Light-medium mouthfeel.

An average, inoffensive amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 04:14:42 | More by RonfromJersey
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tvv375ia

Iowa

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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TicoCali

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

04-08-2012 05:26:53 | More by TicoCali
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dragomni

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

06-01-2012 01:53:24 | More by dragomni
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kagent777

Utah

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 03:40:41 | More by kagent777
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mactrail

Washington

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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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 01:03:37 | More by pokesbeerdude
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jamesDaExMoBeerGuy

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

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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Irish12

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-24-2013 13:52:28 | More by Irish12
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im4beer

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

Ohio

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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vhmf1978

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-27-2014 17:08:57 | More by vhmf1978
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-26-2012 23:28:20 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Fernando_Bastos

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-22-2014 22:26:54 | More by Fernando_Bastos
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elihull

Utah

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-03-2014 01:17:06 | More by elihull
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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-05-2012 23:19:16 | More by jeanphony
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Zorro

California

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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Cross Fever from Epic Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.