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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale - Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

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Crazy Mountain Amber AleCrazy Mountain Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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dmorgan310

Panama

1/5  rDev -71.5%

02-05-2013 05:27:20 | More by dmorgan310
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olbubba

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

09-29-2012 11:38:06 | More by olbubba
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -43%

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

Texas

2/5  rDev -43%

06-16-2014 19:25:10 | More by StormTrooperScott
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ArrogantB

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I picked up a sixer of this because the description led me to believe it was hoppy. It was not. Total waste of $9. Reddish amber color, decent lace, looks pretty good. The smell is malts and buttered popcorn, uh-oh. The flavor was more malts dripping with butter. I'm no brewer but I've been told this buttered popcorn flavor is diacetyl and I can't stand it. I'd try this again on tap but I won't be buying any more cans, yuck.

Serving type: can

09-21-2011 16:26:08 | More by ArrogantB
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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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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

09-10-2013 00:55:36 | More by jmarsh123
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

08-18-2012 23:33:41 | More by crobinso
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

04-29-2013 23:35:08 | More by jk3
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

03-05-2012 17:49:49 | More by JAHMUR
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jucifer1818

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

11-30-2012 03:38:42 | More by jucifer1818
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kojevergas

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

355ml blue-green can served into a nonical glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, nice thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a semitransparent amber. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Predictable but appealing.

Sm: Amber hops and clean bland malts. Caramel. Pretty simple and boring. A mild strength aroma.

T: Somewhat hoppy with light notes of pine. Clean malts comprise the foundation. Some light caramelization. Simple and predictably built. Decently balanced, covering up the hop bitterness to a good extent. No real complexity or true subtlety here. No yeast or alcohol.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours decently. Adequately carbonated. A touch too thin. Too wet.

Dr: A drinkable, very average amber ale. I wouldn't get it again, but fans of the style won't be disappointed per se. Decently priced.

Low C

Serving type: can

06-03-2012 07:59:11 | More by kojevergas
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deanhead

Vermont

2.9/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Little to no head on this beer even with a moderately vigorous pour. The color is spot on amber to almost a garnet hue. Deep and rich colored.
Hints of grainy notes in the aroma. No hop presence at all.
Malty and biscuity taste. Although it is slightly thin in mouthfeel is certainly followed by a clean finish. The beer is as advertised, "not bitter" by an stretch, but lacks flavor and aroma. meh. I wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: can

12-15-2011 02:56:57 | More by deanhead
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -14.5%

02-20-2014 00:54:53 | More by beerbrains
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

03-08-2014 20:45:56 | More by Karibourgeois
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-23-2014 03:24:29 | More by jrohrbacher
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-14-2012 17:03:17 | More by duff247
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afsdan

Colorado

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-04-2014 02:06:57 | More by afsdan
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Crazy Mountain sounds like my favorite ride at Euro Disney... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of off-khaki foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted biscuit, light earthy greens, and a kiss of cocoa. The taste brings in more of the same, with a touch extra toast. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, an okay amber, but too toasty for my tastes and nothing close to spectacular beyond that. Average all the way.

Serving type: can

02-26-2013 18:23:35 | More by TMoney2591
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thrawn208

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

06-06-2014 01:50:09 | More by u2carew
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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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Crazy Mountain Amber Ale from Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.