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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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UCLABrewN84

California

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
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev +20.1%

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.

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

Washington

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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Zorro

California

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
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Wasatch

Utah

2/5  rDev -39.9%

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.

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

New Jersey

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
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.68/5  rDev +10.5%

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

06-10-2010 08:30:45 | More by JohnGalt1
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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
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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%

$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.

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

Pennsylvania

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
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pokesbeerdude

Colorado

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
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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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Travisnin

Idaho

3/5  rDev -9.9%

09-13-2012 06:21:03 | More by Travisnin
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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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mcsauter82

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

10-26-2012 21:48:08 | More by mcsauter82
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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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9InchNails

New Jersey

1.68/5  rDev -49.5%

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.

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-05-2012 23:19:16 | More by jeanphony
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kagent777

Utah

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
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tvv375ia

Iowa

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
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Douglas88

Utah

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