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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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 hopfacebrew:
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14%

Heard good things about this brewery from buddies that live in the hills. I've driven by it many times when I'm up in Edwards but never stopped it. I was fairly excited when I saw a 6-pack on the shelves down in Parker so I picked it up.

A - Poured from undated can to a pint glass. The beer pours a brilliant clear amber/copper color with a nice 1 finger slightly off-white head. Decent retention and some lacing throughout.

S - The can boasts ridiculous hop character but I didn't really find it on the nose, that isn't to say it's bad, it's just not a hop-forward aroma. The caramel malt and biscuity sweetness are prevalent first with hints of piney hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. The malty sweetness heavy on the caramel malt flavor dominate. The piney/grassy hop character blends nicely and provides a mild bitterness. The yeast provides a clean brew.

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated. Finishes crisp and clean.

O - A solid brew, I would easily buy this again. I can see myself drinking a fair amount of this this summer. Good representation of the style.

01-16-2012 19:43:49 | More by hopfacebrew
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oberon

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

01-10-2013 19:27:24 | More by Tiernan
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-10-2013 02:31:00 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-07-2013 23:36:13 | More by iemailjack
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Billolick

New York

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%

12 ounce can w/o freshness info being offered

A: Almond amber, with a muted ruby hue. Darker khaki head, loose and larger bubbly. Leaves nice looking scattered fields of fine lace and some thicker froth.

S: Malty nose with vanilla and honey

T: Smooth malts, more honey and vanilla. Ample resiny hops late. Balance has been achieved.
M: Nice, carbonation on the lower side adding to smoothness and easy drinkability

O: Real nice amber, worthy sessioner. Nicely done.

Thanks to Joe D for the tasty can

04-28-2013 14:17:40 | More by Billolick
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-17-2013 01:36:43 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.9/5  rDev +11.1%

Decent sized light tan head leaves a biscuit like small mound in the middle of the glass above a clear copper with a hint of red colored beer.

Light caramel malts mix well with citrus to pine hops in the aroma of this amber.

More light caramel malts with pine to citrus hops taste this is not overpowering but well balanced and easy to drink.

Light caramel aspect on a somewhat dry aftertaste on this medium bodied amber ale.

A very easy beer to drink with some good laid back qualities, I think I could go through a 6 pack in a relatively short period of time.

11-19-2012 22:31:18 | More by LXIXME
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InfernoBoss

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-30-2013 06:02:07 | More by InfernoBoss
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%

Picked up a few cans in an LA Whole Foods. I'm usually not a fan of amber/red ales. I find they're too thick and not flavorful enough. This, however, is a touch lighter and has a great balance of spicy, lightly fruity hops with rich toast and biscuit, almost like a Biscoff, barley. The aroma lacks hops, but has a pleasant caramel and toffee character. Overall, a welcome take on the style. It's not really low enough in alcohol to be a session beer, but I'd be happy to sit down and have a few.

06-08-2012 01:50:58 | More by tempest
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%

I popped the can open and beer and foam came flying out. Not sure if it was user error or not... Anyway, lots of foam on a cloudy, medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a dull citrus smell with some hay thrown in.
The taste has a good malt backbone with only a mild sweetness. Pine bitterness to end. Enjoyable.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Besides the exploding can, I thought this was a fine drink.

06-09-2013 23:45:03 | More by Fatehunter
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kkrez

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +0.6%

Crazy Mountain Amber Ale pours a beautiful clear amber copper color with a slightly off white head.

The aroma is predominately biscuity caramel and nutty malt but also has a fantastic floral, citrusy and piney hop presence.

Taste follows in suit, biscuity caramel malt sweetness up front, with a crisp, dry hoppy finish leaving you thirsty for more.

This beer is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a nice hoppy amber ale. Looking forward to trying some of there other offerings

11-06-2011 19:27:01 | More by kkrez
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flayedandskinned

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-29-2012 05:49:55 | More by flayedandskinned
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wilfonzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

09-21-2012 21:16:03 | More by wilfonzo
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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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mike_dawson

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

02-12-2014 21:29:30 | More by mike_dawson
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +3.4%

Once again woodychandler comes through with yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an auburn color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel and malts. Taste is a bit malty, some hops and caramel are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

10-01-2011 16:10:04 | More by tone77
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Std73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-03-2014 18:12:02 | More by Std73
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43%

09-20-2013 11:44:40 | More by WhitmansNiece
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-25-2012 20:19:05 | More by rsdaugherty
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-10-2013 18:57:26 | More by jtyson
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thrawn208

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

From 12 ounce can, bought at Mile High Wine and Spirits, Lakewood.

Good head, good retention. Pours fizzy and pure amber, clear and filtered.

Smell is malty and biscuity, as an amber should be. Small notes of nut. Tastes like a Fat Tire light, mostly due to the mouth feel, which is thinner.

Impressed by color, smell. Underwhelmed by taste. I'd stick with Fat Tire, which is sad cause Fat Tire is not very good anymore.

05-21-2011 20:35:49 | More by thrawn208
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -10%

12oz can

A) Pours with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Clear amber colored body. No lacing on the drink down.
S) Subtle roasty malt notes. Not very aromatic.
T) Earthy caramel malt. A thin taste profile. Finishes with mellow hop bite.
M) On the lighter side of medium body. Not much carbonation
O) An OK beer. I won't be clamoring to drink this again.

06-06-2014 01:50:09 | More by u2carew
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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
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