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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Crazy Mountain Amber AleCrazy Mountain Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%


Brewed by:
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: birchstick on 07-30-2010)
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Reviews by WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the crazy mountain Amber ale it is a very good version. The beer poured a copper clear with thin slightly offwhite head that is leaving a lace. The scent carried rich caramel malt. The taste is a great balance between teh rich sweeter malt and bittering hops. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this rivals some of the better ambers I've had. This would be a great session ale.

Serving type: can

03-28-2013 00:56:25 | More by WoodBrew
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Stillmakingnoise

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14%

04-17-2014 19:04:24 | More by Stillmakingnoise
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RWACKO

New York

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-12-2014 17:41:40 | More by RWACKO
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mactrail

California

3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Handsome dark amber color, but brief coarse foam. Some pleasant, slightly sweet malt taste with a nice roast flavor. After that the hops make an appearance and linger long. The malt is mellow and caramel flavored, with a slightly rough hoppy edge to give it some balance. A touch of the leafy and herbal but overall a decent aromatic hop flavor.

Unfortunately, this is nearly dead flat after a couple of minutes, which doesn't add to the appeal. It might be quite drinkable in better condition. From the 12 oz can bought at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 18:59:25 | More by mactrail
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afsdan

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-04-2014 02:06:57 | More by afsdan
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-01-2014 01:17:22 | More by Sspeer1
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

No hiss from opening the can. Pouring the liquid makes me question whether there was a leak, but then the bubbles start to show. Nearly no head, but the rim retains some bubbles throughout the tasting. The liquid is dark amber and crystal clear.

Decent biscuit and light toasted malt nose. A touch of caramel sweetness. No notable hop smell.

Less malt presence in the taste but there's a definitive hop bite. The body seems thin and flat. The swallow is bitter in a black pepper sort of way. The aftertaste is dry and short.

Overall, this is a drinkable amber with a good hop bite, but the flaws detract.

Serving type: can

03-27-2014 22:42:41 | More by smcolw
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-26-2014 05:05:28 | More by Falcone
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Thin bubbly head off-white head over clear amber body. Head quickly dissipates but leaves some nice sudsy lacing.

S - Bready caramel malts

T - Amber malts are sugary and fruity; apricot, caramel, and biscuits. Very slight earthy hops show up in the after taste.

M - Medium/light body with moderate carbonation. While it's slightly sticky, the body is overall fairly thin.

O - Not a bad drink but also not too memorable. While this is very drinkable it also doesn't offer a lot complexity or bold flavors. meh

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 01:34:16 | More by JAFoley
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-08-2014 20:45:56 | More by Karibourgeois
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -14.5%

02-20-2014 00:54:53 | More by beerbrains
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mike_dawson

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-12-2014 21:29:30 | More by mike_dawson
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Packard

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14%

02-11-2014 07:11:50 | More by Packard
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baklo

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-09-2014 23:39:10 | More by baklo
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

12-29-2013 04:30:24 | More by jwps214
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

12-09-2013 05:12:23 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Dark umber like color with a beige two finger head that retains fairly well and leaves sticky thick lacing all the way down the glass. Little bit of sediment, may have been can conditioned (?).
Smell: Breadiness you would expect from this style of beer but with more hoppiness than say Fat Tire. Subtle gingerbread like aroma, sweet but not over powering. Not super complex in the nose.
Taste: Some malt sweetness up front, but quickly overpowered by slap of hops that is both citric and floral. Some acidic bite, but lacking the bitterness of a PA or IPA. Very well balanced but not all that engaging. Expect more lingering and heavy malt from an “amber ale” (Yes, I know it's a made up style) Easy drinking. Would be a good introductory beer for the craft n00b in your group. Honestly tastes a lot like gingerbread, but not artificial. A good session beer.
Mouth: A little light bodied for an amber ale. Okay carbonation, but could maybe use a little more. A bit on the flat side.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 00:34:22 | More by ZoomanCru
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oberon

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours into a standard pint glass a copper/bronze color with a fluffy one finger white head that leaves multiple rings of broken lace behind as it settles.Chocolate malts stand out most in the nose not the big hops the can promises,mild earthiness is detected.Chocolate and fruity malt flavors dominate with some mild pine resin in the finish,again the can promises big hops and the malts dominate.It's not a horrible beer but it's basically a standard amber with a big chocolate elemant,not big hops.

Serving type: can

12-04-2013 22:18:26 | More by oberon
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

11-27-2013 18:38:59 | More by cbcrunch
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-27-2013 15:26:27 | More by sgregory
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JimKal

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14%

11-25-2013 19:15:43 | More by JimKal
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Medium copper. Big carbonation bubbles. Big head fades pretty face.
S- Sweet dough, a bit steely, and an odd but refreshing herbal aroma.
T- Too much of that herbalness here. I don't particularly think that is well placed here. That said, I like the sweet, doughy, ever so slightly toasty malt profile.
M- A little light in the body, and I found it to be kind of flat.
O- Passable, but not great. Would drink again, but won't seek out.

Serving type: can

11-18-2013 02:34:27 | More by jsprain1
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-31-2013 23:53:15 | More by In_Control_Mike
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-16-2013 16:04:11 | More by DrIPA
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14%

10-12-2013 04:53:46 | More by RummyRedbeard
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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.